4.520 / 4.521
Visual Computing

UG: 4.520, G: 4.521
Required of: 
MArch; Restricted elective for BSA, BSAD, Arch and Design minors
Preference Given to: 
Course 4 majors and minors, MArch

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.

Additional work required of students taking graduate version.