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4.493 Emergent Materials II, Spring 2005

Representation of a copper-aluminum alloy's binding properties. (Image courtesy of the US Department of Energy.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a list of readings, as well as a detailed syllabus.

Course Description

This course will focus on providing students with the tools needed to practice responsible architecture in a contemporary context. It will familiarize students with the materials currently used in responsible practice, as well as the material properties most relevant to assembly. The course will also introduce students to materials that are untested but hold promise for future usage. Finally, the course will challenge students to refine their understanding of responsible or sustainable design practice by looking at the evolution of those ideas within the field of architecture.


Prof. John Fernandez

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
3 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate


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