Architectural Construction and Computation

Rendering of a wall section.

A rendering of one of the class projects, a detailed wall section. (Image by Prof. Larry Sass.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

4.501

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Highlights

This course features a full set of assignments and recitations from the class.

Course Description

This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues.

Turkel, Joel, and Lawrence Sass. 4.501 Architectural Construction and Computation, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-501-architectural-construction-and-computation-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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