4.022: Design Techniques & Technologies

SPRING 2019

This design studio is the second in the MIT architecture major. It promotes the exploration of the bilateral relationship between thinking and making, by encouraging us to iterate intensely and then using our outcomes to inform later developments. The course is divided into thirds, which focus on drawing, fabricating and building, respectively. Over the course of the semester, we were also introduced to and became fluent in the use of diverse CAD tools (e.g. Rhino and Grasshopper) and building technologies.

"Maximising variation by minimising variables; a study of the infinite potential of form."

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"Investigating the programmable distortion of solids through multi-axial and multi-dimensional kerfing."

"Designing and manufacturing a kinetic structure which can define a number of spaces at an architectural scale, following a sequence of choreographed manipulations."

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