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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.491 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi Workshop 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Erik Demaine
    Prof. John Ochsendorf
    Barbara Cutler
    Martin Demaine
    Simon Greenwold
    Axel Kilian 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.491 Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi Workshop

    Fall 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features the full set of assignments from the semester, and a set of lecture notes on modeling software.

    Course Description

    Inspired by the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, this research workshop will explore three-dimensional problems in the static equilibrium of structural systems. Through an interdisciplinary collaboration between computer science and architecture, we will develop design tools for determining the form of three-dimensional structural systems under a variety of loads. The goal of the workshop is to develop real-time design and analysis tools which will be useful to architects and engineers in the form-finding of efficient three-dimensional structural systems.

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