4.520 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate
Computational Design I: Theory and Applications
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 …
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.
Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
Image of an architectural drawing created with a computer program.
Malibu courtyard houses. (Image courtesy of Jin-Ho Park.)