4.501 Architectural Construction and Computation

As taught in: Fall 2005

Rendering of a wall section.

A rendering of one of the class projects, a detailed wall section. (Image by Prof. Larry Sass.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Joel Turkel

Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of assignments and recitations from the class.

Course Description

This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues.