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The aim of this course is to highlight some technical aspects of the classical tradition in architecture that have so far... see more

This seminar offers a critical review of scholarship on Islamic architecture through close reading of scholarly texts,... see more

Cairo is the quintessential Islamic city. Founded in 634 at the strategic head of the Nile Delta, the city evolved from... see more

This course introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious... see more

Art museums are powerful and contested institutions. They are also innovative sites of architectural and artistic... see more

This class will be constructed as a lecture-discussion, the purpose being to engage important theoretical issues while... see more

This course is a global-oriented survey of the history of architecture, from the prehistoric to the sixteenth century. It... see more

This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design... see more

This class introduces design as a computational enterprise in which rules are developed to compose and describe... see more

This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes... see more

This course will guide graduate students through the process of using rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM devices in a studio... see more

This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared... see more

This course will introduce students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling,... see more

Today, computer-based simulations are becoming increasingly popular, especially when daylighting and energy conservation... see more

This course will focus on providing students with the tools needed to practice responsible architecture in a contemporary... see more

Inspired by the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, this research workshop will explore three-dimensional problems in the... see more

This course addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes and contemporary production technologies. It continues the... see more

This course addresses advanced topics in structures, exterior envelopes and contemporary production technologies. It... see more

This course offers an introduction to the history, theory, and construction of basic structural systems as well as an... see more

An analysis of historical structures is presented themed sections based around construction materials. Structures from... see more

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of structural analysis and design for buildings, bridges and other... see more

This course explores natural and electric lighting that integrates occupant comfort, energy efficiency and daylight... see more

This design-based subject provides a first course in energy and thermo-sciences with applications to sustainable... see more

In this class, concepts of building technology and experimental methods are studied, in class and in lab assignments.... see more