Digital Mock-Up Workshop

Illustration showing the skin of a skyscraper.

The skin of a skyscraper designed through relational modeling. (Image courtesy of Taro Narahara and Kenfield Griffith. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

4.511

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a classroom setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants, and fabricators. Field trips and in-depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships, and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages, based on methods of construction.

Archived Versions

Sass, Lawrence. 4.511 Digital Mock-Up Workshop, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-511-digital-mock-up-workshop-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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