Academic Catalog

BS770 DIGITAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES IN ARCHITECTURE

Course Code: 8540770
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Building Science
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ARZU SORGU
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Advanced use of computational models in the architectural design process, use of CAD/CAM in exploring new forms, structures, materials, new soft tools transforming the design process, ability to deal with complexity and precision of solid models, making of complex forms, understanding how the act of making (fabrication/manufacturing) by CAM determines the transition of CAD model from virtual (immaterial material) space to physical (material), customization of fabrication, exploration of various advance fabrication techniques to point out how these techniques effect the end product (from form to structure, from material to performance).