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4.173 Digital Mock-Up Workshop, Spring 2004

A digitally fabricated model.
A student working on a digitally fabricated model. (Image by Larry Sass.)

Highlights of this Course

This class expands on the lessons in 4.206 and 4.212, going into greater depth in the world of digital fabrication and construction. It also contains an in-depth set of lecture notes, as well as a complete array of assignments.

Course Description

This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication in building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a studio 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 new methods of design and construction.


Prof. Lawrence Sass

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session




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