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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.521 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Computational Design I: Theory and Applications 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Terry Knight 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.520 / 4.521 Computational Design I: Theory and Applications

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a full set of lectures and readings

    Course Description

    This class introduces design as a computational enterprise in which rules are developed to compose and describe architectural and other designs. The class covers topics such as shapes, shape arithmetic, symmetry, spatial relations, shape computations, and shape grammars. It focuses on the application of shape grammars in creative design, and teaches shape grammar fundamentals through in-class, hands-on exercises with abstract shape grammars. The class discusses issues related to practical applications of shape grammars.

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