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.)


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Fall 2005



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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.

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Joel Turkel, and Lawrence Sass. 4.501 Architectural Construction and Computation. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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