4.510 Design in the Making


Class Info

Research-based class that explores novel architectural systems. Students develop proposals for design play employing robotic tools, 3D printers, and high-tech materials, such as carbon fiber. The goal is for play that leads to discovery of new systems that increase building spans, and reduce weight and energy in production. Final group project ranges from lightweight building shells to a carbon fiber footbridge or a high tech staircase. Students are required to write a conference-ready research paper illustrating findings and contributions. Limited to 10.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.510 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by L. Sass.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 4.510 was rated 4.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Digital Design Fabrication site.

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