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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.51 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Digital Design Fabrication 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Lawrence Sass 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features three exemplary lecture notes, as well as a complete set of assignments.


    Course Description


    This class serves as an introductory subject in advanced computing, rapid prototyping, and CAD/CAM fabrication for architects. It focuses on the relationship between design and various forms of computer modeling as input, and CAD/CAM tools as output material. It presents the process of design and construction using CAD files introduced by the office of Gehry Partners during the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. It is taught in phases starting with rapid prototyping and ending with digital mockups of building components fabricated from CAD files on a one-to-one scale.
     

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