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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.5 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to Design Computing 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Lawrence Sass 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.500 Introduction to Design Computing

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a full set of lecture notes and exemplary final projects.

    Course Description

    This course introduces students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling, rendering, and digital fabrication. The focus is on the exploration of space and place-making through the use of computer rendering and design construction and fabrication. Students design a small building using computer models leading to a full package of physical and virtual materials, from computer generated drawings to rapid, prototyped models.

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