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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.406 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Ecologies of Construction 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Fernandez 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.406 Ecologies of Construction

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    4.406 Ecologies of Construction

    Spring 2007

    Creative use of containers at India Wharf.
    Container City at India Wharf, London, UK. (Image by Prof. John Fernandez.)

    Course Description

    Ecologies of Construction examines the resource requirements for the making and maintenance of the contemporary built environment. This course introduces the field of industrial ecology as a primary source of concepts and methods in the mapping of material and energy expenditures dedicated to construction activities.

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