4.511 Digital Mock-Up Workshop

As taught in: Spring 2006

Illustration showing the skin of a skyscraper.

The skin of a skyscraper designed through relational modeling. (Image courtesy of Taro Narahara and Kenfield Griffith. Used with permission.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Description

This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a classroom setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants, and fabricators. Field trips and in-depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships, and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages, based on methods of construction.