4.206 Introduction to Design Computing

Spring 2004

Digital rendering of the Pantheon.
A digital rendering of the Pantheon, Rome. (Image courtesy Eric Walter.)

Course Highlights

This class contains extensive lecture notes and assignments to introduce students to designing with digital tools.

Course Description

This course will introduce students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling, rendering and digital fabrication. The course focuses on teaching architectural design with CAD drawing, modeling, rendering and rapid prototyping. Students will be required to build computer models that will lead to a full package of architectural explorations within a computational environment. Each semester will explore a particular historical period in architecture and the work of a selected architect.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session