ARC 411

ARC 411– Arch Media

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Course No.: 10079

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 403

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 4:30PM - 5:50PM

Faculty: Bruscia

In the final component of the media course sequence, students will be exposed to computational design tools through a series of parametric modeling exercises. In addition to technical skill-building, an underlying objective of the course is to develop an understanding of formal assemblies as systems of interrelated parts. Exercises will introduce the use of data to organize part-to-whole relationships, and to gain control over complex systems and geometric arrays.

The course is structured into a series of short exercises that aim to provide students with a foundation upon which to build further expertise in advanced digital modeling for architectural design and representation. The course will provide hands-on demonstrations and tutorials in Grasshopper for Rhino 5 and other associated tools as necessary to complete the assignments.


Course Objectives

  • Introduce students to various computer applications as they pertain to design, fabrication, and practice.
  • Proficiency: 3D/Parametric Modeling — Rhinoceros 5, Grasshopper (newest release)
  • Proficiency: Translation from computational models to drawings and physical models