Subjects

instructors
Christoph Reinhart, TA: Ramon Weber
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
LEC: MW 11-12:30, LAB: 4.401: F 11-12, LAB: 4.464: F 10-11 (LEC: 3-133, 4.401 LAB: 1-150, 4.464 LAB: 1-150)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to the study of the thermal and luminous behavior of buildings. Examines the basic scientific principles underlying these phenomena and introduces students to a range of technologies and analysis techniques for designing comfortable indoor environments. Challenges students to apply these techniques and explore the role energy and light can play in shaping architecture.

instructors
units
2-3-7 U / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9:30-11, M 2-5 (1-132, N52-337)
prerequisites
UG: 8.01, 18.01; G: permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the design, analysis, and application of technologies that support the construction of less expensive and better performing schools in developing countries. Prepares students to design or retrofit school buildings in partnership with local communities and NGOs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U/G / 3-0-6 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-133)
prerequisites
UG: 4.440 or 2.001 or 1.050 and 6.00 or 1.000 or permission of instructor; G: 4.462 or permission of instructor
description

This research seminar focuses on cutting-edge applications of computation for creative, early-stage structural design and optimization for architecture.

instructors
Caitlin Mueller, TA: Chad Loh
units
3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, F 10-12 (1-150, 3-133)
prerequisites
4.462 or 4.440 or permission of instructor
description

Addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes, and contemporary production technologies. Continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, expanding to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span, and high-rise systems. Topics include reinforced concrete, steel and engineered-wood design, and an introduction to tensile systems.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
R 3-5 (5-415 (BT Conf. Room))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Fundamental research methodologies and ongoing investigations in building tehnology to support the development of student research projects. Topics drawn from low energy building design and thermal comfort, building systems analysis and control, daylighting, structural design and analysis, novel building materials and construction techniques and resource dynamics.

instructors
units
2-0-4 U
schedule
T 3-5 (38-501)
prerequisites
description

Welcome to MIT! If you are coming because you love building, let this seminar be your red carpet. You will be meeting once a week with two faculty, Profs. Steve Leeb (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Les Norford (Architecture), who love building cool systems. We will learn about MIT together while we are understanding and building exciting systems that use and convert energy.