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ARCH 3590: Introduction to Computation and Fabrication (Spring 2012)

​Instructor: Hart Marlow

Assistant: Scott Savage

Course Description

This course is an introduction to digital fabrication. It will explore the qualities of materials such as wood, concrete, and plastics in the context of computational design and digital fabrication thinking and techniques. Projects will provide students with experience in the use of a variety of tools, equipment, concepts, and emerging digitally-driven technologies, including parametric rule-based design, subtractive fabrication, assembly techniques, and iterative design processes.

Course Schedule


{0} Saturday, January 28th. 2012: Introduction to Associative
          Modeling and CNC Fabrication
{1} Saturday, February 4th, 2012: Associative Modeling (continued)
          and Introduction to RhinoCAM
{2} Saturday, February 11th, 2012: Introduction to Laser Cutting,
          and Outputting Stock Preview Meshes in RhinoCAM
{3} Saturday, February 18th, 2012: Developing a Laser Cut Model
{4} Saturday, February 25th, 2012: Assembling a Laser Cut Model
{5} Saturday, March 3rd, 2012: Refining the Laser Cut Assembly

Course Links

ARCH 3590 Course Website


ARCH 3590 Paneling Tools Video Tutorials on Vimeo

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