ARCH 6509
Coding for Design (Cornell Tech)

Visualization of the Hessian of a volumetric field.

Visualization of the Hessian of a volumetric field.

  • Instructor: Panagiotis Michalatos
  • Time: F 9 a.m.–1 p.m., biweekly
  • Location: 81 Bloomberg Center, Cornell Tech campus, New York City
  • Credits: 3
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Representation

The class introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques for the integration of coding within design workflows. The emphasis of the class is on the practical applications and design opportunities within such techniques while helping students understand the theoretical background and conceptual implications behind them. From a technical point, students will be introduced to a range of subjects including computational geometry, simulations, digital signal analysis, and computer vision. The aim is to develop the foundational skills and knowledge in order to be able to represent, analyze, and act upon geometric structures as well as handle real time, event driven, and temporal situations emerging in responsive architecture, robotic fabrication, and interaction design.

The class is structured as a series of lecture/workshops accompanied by practical tutorials that will help students develop their coding skills.

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