Contemporary digital design practice is in a state of rapid evolution. While architects have employed computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems for decades, only recently have two distinct and potent design sensibilities - parametric and algorithmic design - emerged. Nurtured by early architectural researchers and programmers operating in practice, these methodologies are now gaining widespread professional and academic acceptance. As a result we are witnessing a new landscape of parametric and algorithmic toolsets that in micro-scale enable generation of complex geometries and analysis of structural and environmental variables, and in macro-scale transforming the way we understand our cities. This course introduces students to computational design thinking and various scripting techniques.
Introduction to a range of new technologies and techniques examining their technical and theoretical implications including advanced computational design techniques and geospatial design tools.