4.184 Architectural Design Workshops: Computational Design for Housing

Spring 2002

Photo showing the work of the class and how they collaborated via computer with Miyagi University in Japan.
An image from the final review, showing the work of the class and how they collaborated via computer with Miyagi University in Japan. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Terry Knight.)

Course Highlights

Along with the student projects from this intensive workshop, this class also includes two shape grammar software applications written by students from the Architecture program.  See study materials for those applications.

Course Description

An intensive nine day remote collaborative workshop involving MIT and Miyagi University in Japan. The objective is to develop a small housing project using shape computation as a design methodology. Students will use and test new interactive software for designing, sharing applications with overseas partners, presenting projects on an Internet workspace, and critiquing design proposals through the web and other advanced digital technologies. Students will be expected to do most of their work in class.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Terry Knight

Teaching Assistants:
Gabriela Celani
Miranda McGill

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Nine days / semester
3 hours / day

Level

Graduate

*Translations