Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2012
Class ARCH 421
Class Title Geometric Modeling
Description This course approaches three-dimensional digital modeling as a core competency in architecture. Emphasis is on measure and construction. A series of short creative exercises explores such individual methods as orthographic sweeps, constructive solids, lofted spline surfaces, proportional derivations, and embedded assemblies, as well as the projection and visualization of resulting forms. A longer documentary exercise introduces practices for managing the degree of hierarchy, precision, abstraction and organization within a more detailed model. From this general base, subsequent courses provide opportunities to advance in such specialties as digital fabrication, information design and generative algorithms.
Prereq Arch 211 or permission of instructor
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets M 9:00am-12:00pm Duderstadt Center
Credits 3
Faculty jdbard
Syllabus Arch421_Bard_Winter12.pdf