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Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) is open, post-Hurricane Ida. We are currently operating with remote instruction. In-person instruction will resume on Sept. 27. For more information about Tulane's response and reopening, visit the university's Forward TUgether website. TuSA students should check their emails for important return-to-campus instructions.

Digital Fabrication
Instructors: 
Credits: 
3
Semesters Offered: 
Spring
4-Letter Course Group: 
ARCH
Course Number: 
3351/6351

 

This course will primarily deal with mold making as a fabrication technique to construct complex, three dimensional screens and panels. Historically, the role of craft in architecture is often used to describe specialization in a singular technique such as the skillset of a mason, woodworker, or smith. The assembly of multiple techniques is also considered a specialty and is often referred to asfabrication. This is a general definition that allows for a wide range of research into the means and methods of making. Thiscourse will address a subset of that research, technology’s influence on fabrication or digital fabrication. Specifically, we will focus on the technological influence of digital fabrication in architecture as a way to reframe the role of craft as a more fluid orchestration of multiple techniques. To extend beyond the realm of mere technical necessity, course content will focus on aspects of historic and contemporary architectural design methodologies that consider performance and expression in relationship to technologically driven fabrication techniques.

Course Information

 

Old Course Number: ADGM 6400

 

Course is Active: 
yes
Course Materials: 
Course Topic: 
Visual/Digital Media