A4707-1 / Spring 2018

Advanced Models in Architectural Simulation

This seminar introduces a powerful set of models to simulate, predict and even improve architectural design. We look at models that reduce systems to their most critical relationships while opening them to new conjectures and productivity. Pulled from the worlds of material computing, biomimetics, computational geometry and data science, these simulation-based models are well documented and highly applicable to architectural design. Most importantly, this class is a hands-on opportunity for everyone that thinks a computer can do more than render.

Models will be introduced through presentations, demos and tech literature. Workshops with a subset of the models will give students a hands-on experience with deploying architectural simulation in design. We will use Rhino Grasshopper as a primary staging area, but will also be utilizing some course-specific code and plugins to explore each model in-depth.

Each student will be asked to deploy one of the introduced simulation-based models in the design or optimization of a series of design candidates. Students will develop their own technical presentation, which cites and builds upon the original model. The project will be supported with the workshops and with individual assistance, troubleshooting and feedback from the professors.

See syllabus for prerequisites and complete list of models covered

Location & Time
115 Avery
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Session & Points
Full Semester
3 Points
Call Number
12029
Other Semesters & Sections
Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4707‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Models in Architectural Simulation
Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa Syllabus Tech Elective
115 Avery Hall
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
10783
A4707‑1 Spring 2016
DIGITAL DETAILING: SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS
Bst collinshasegawa zixiaoji sp16 02
Bst collinshasegawa zixiaoji sp16 01
Bst collinshasegawa wenzhou sp 03
Toru Hasegawa, Mark Collins TECH ELECTIVE
115 AVERY
TH 7 PM -9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
23316
A4707‑1 Fall 2015
EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN
Bst collinshasegawa laurenmiyata fa15 03 copy
Bst collinshasegawa laurenmiyata fa15 02
Bst collinshasegawa laurenmiyata fa15 01
Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa Syllabus
115 AVERY
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
71947
A4707‑1 Spring 2015
DIGITAL DETAILING: SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS
115 AVERY
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
75847
A4707‑1 Fall 2014
EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN
Toru Hasegawa, Mark Collins
115 AVERY
R 06:00P-08:00PAVH AVERY HALL 115
001
3 Points
66896
A4707‑1 Spring 2014
DIGITAL DETAILING: SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS
115 AVERY
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
75847
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