4.511 Digital Mock-Up Workshop

Spring 2006

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

Course Highlights

This course features a set of assignments from the class, as well as the midterm and final projects.

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.
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Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session