4.500 Introduction to Design Computing

Spring 2006

Cape Cod cottage renderings.
Renderings from the final project by Shauna Jin. (Image courtesy of Shauna Jin.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes and exemplary final projects.

Course Description

This course introduces students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling, rendering, and digital fabrication. The focus is on the exploration of space and place-making through the use of computer rendering and design construction and fabrication. Students design a small building using computer models leading to a full package of physical and virtual materials, from computer generated drawings to rapid, prototyped models.
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Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session