Subjects

In addition to these subjects, SMArchS and PhD students have taken classes outside the Department or through cross-registration. View a selection of classes taken by previous students with their comments.

instructors
Carrie McKnelly
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
T 10-12, W 7-9 (IDC Garage Space — N52, IDC Garage Space — N52)
prerequisites
4.500
description

Note: meeting room changed to N52 Garage Space (IDC)

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
R 10-11:30, R 11:30-1 (1-246, 1-246)
prerequisites
description

Undergraduates: Register for 4.507
Graduates: Register for 4.567

Class website

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
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prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Subject canceled for Spring 2017.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
description

Introduces a visual-perceptual, rule-based approach to design using shape grammars. Covers grammar fundamentals through lectures and in-class, exercises. Focuses on shape grammar applications, from stylistic analysis to creative design, through presentations of past applications and through short student exercises and projects. Presents computer programs for automating shape grammars.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-242)
prerequisites
4.540
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations. Shape and structure. Designs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.541 or permission of instructor
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations. Shape and structure. Designs.

Topics vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 2-2-8 G
schedule
M 11-2, T 7-9 (5-216, 9-450A)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

*NOTE* - Tuesday evening meeting room is now 9-450A

Undergraduates: Register for 4.550
Graduates: Register for 4.570

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instructors
Kent Larson, Joost Bonsen
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (E15-359)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

With Ariel Noyman, Carson Smuts, Luis Alonso, and Arnaud Grignard

Kendall Square is considered by many to be an ideal innovation district — but it is dysfunctional as a community due to an extreme lack of amenities, housing, cultural venues, and after-work activity.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G / 2-2-8 G / 2-2-2 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

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Develop independent projects in the study of digital media as it relates to architectural design. Students propose a project topic such as digital design tool, modeling and visualization, motion graphics, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
Federico Casalegno
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
W 10-1 (E15-335)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the future of mobile interactions and pervasive computing, taking into consideration design, technological, social and business aspects. Discusses theoretical works on human-computer interaction, mobile media and interaction design, and covers research and design methods.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.580 or permission of instructor
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations. Shape and structure. Designs.

Topics vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
W 6-8 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.