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
M 9:30-11, W 7-8:30 (N52-337, N52-337)
prerequisites
description

Introduction

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
M 12:30-3, M 7-8:30 (1-150, 3-329)
prerequisites
UG: 4.500, G: permission of instructor
description

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a design and visualization project with an emphasis on the use of computer graphics animation, interactive content, and video production media. Students will be introduced to advanced visualization and video editing software, and explore the relationships between spatial design and its representation in motion graphics format.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-132)
prerequisites
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
Sir Norman Foster, Kent Larson, Nicholas Negroponte
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
1st mtg: 9/4, 1-4 pm in, E14-648 (Silverman Skyline Room), Reg. meets: W 1-4 in E15-349 (E15-359)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

By 2050, 3.5 billion people will likely live in informal settlements without proper access to power, sanitation, clean water, housing, and mobility.  Cost, complexity, and political impediments make it inconceivable that they will ever be served by conventional infrastructure and building construction.

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, interactive design, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (1-136)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the varied nature, history and practice of computation in design through lectures, readings, small projects, discussions, and guest visits by Computation group faculty and others. Topics may vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

4.581: Proseminar in Computation: Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.
4.582: Research Seminar in Computation: In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

 

 

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
M 6:30-8 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

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