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
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
TR 10-12 (IDC — room TBA)
prerequisites
4.500 Preferred
description

This is a hands-on course that uses digital fabrication as a vehicle for teaching students how to design and fabricate small homes for people in need. The aim is to better understand computation exclusively through the lens of digital fabrication.  An to learn how to deliver affordable housing with new technology.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
R 9:30-11, R 11-12:30 (1-246, 1-246)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.507; G: 4.567

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (N52 -IDC)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduction

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
description

Note: room change from 5-232 to 5-231

U: 4.520; G: 4.521

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
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.541 or permission of instructor
description

Note: room change from 5-231 to 5-232

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 2-2-8 G
schedule
M 11-2, T 7-8:30 (4-144, 3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: Tuesday evening lab now meets in room 3-329

U: 4.550; G: 4.570

 Spring 2018 class will be a Design Experience Workshop with a field trip in Kyoto, Japan. For details, please visit the home page at http://cat2.mit.edu/4.570/2018s/  

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

Subject canceled for Spring 2018

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

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

Subject canceled for Spring 2018

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

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.