The final course in the media sequence exposes students to more advanced parametric modeling techniques as they pertain to architectural design and representation. Building on the introductory skill-building exercises in Media 5, this course is structured into a series of in-class workshops that provide students with hands-on experience with Grasshopper 3D.
Supported by weekly video tutorials, students will model a selection of case study buildings that are organized into a set of learning modules. Module topics include; form and structure, surface development and paneling, pattern and array, machine legibility fabrication, and form-finding. Case study buildings and the modeling techniques implemented by the architects will be studied in order to contextualize the module topics into contemporary architectural practice.
ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Architecture majors enrolled in ARC 302 concurrently.
PREREQUISITES: It is expected that students have completed ARC 411 (Media 5) before enrolling in this course, and therefore have experience with 3D modeling and basic parametric modeling.