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ARCH 509 – Computational Geometry

Description

Intersection of the computational design and digital fabrication has changed the way we design, analyze, and construct our built environment. Computational geometry is at the core of computational design and digital fabrication processes, from the initial form-finding stages to the actual construction. It is about algorithms and computational techniques which can be stated in terms of geometry.

The Fall 2021 Computational Geometry course will focus on exploring and developing algorithms that help students create an architecture of unimaginable forms, with an unseen levelof detail, and with entirely new spatial articulation. By coupling the computational techniques with 3d printing, students will devise more intelligent building components tailored to particular application. Using 3D printing for prefabrication of parts would allow students to create customisable components that are geometrically more complex and use less material.

The main topics covered in this course include algorithms, data structures, geometric operations, digital design-to-fabrication workflows. This course is structured around the following main activities: lectures by the instructor a well as by academic and industrial experts, selected readings, computational design workshops, weekly assignments, a midterm, and a final project.

Meets

Thu  8:30-11:30am  2213 A&AB
Course instruction mode:  Hybrid

Faculty

Mani Aghaei Meibodi

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