Course Number and Title:

INT 659.01 - Parametrics

Instructor:

Benjamin Howes

bhowesAtPratt.edu

Term:

Summer, 2012

Class Date, Time and Location:

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Machinery 205

Abstract:

Parametrics is an advanced level Interiors course that will teach students the fundamentals of parametric and rule-based modeling for design applications in Interior Design, Architecture and Product Design.  The curriculum will encourage a conceptual shift away from the authorship of individual design artifacts towards the creation and navigation of rule based design spaces.  In order to do so, the course will investigate rule-based and parametric design concepts and techniques in the context of a generative modeling environment: Grasshopper for Rhino.  The coursework will be supported by both practical and conceptual reading material.  An introduction to basic modeling techniques in Rhino, and numerous examples of how to utilize Rhino/GH in the context of other design software will be included.

 

Student Requirements and Grading:

50% - Weekly posts on the class blog.  All weekly assignments, reading assignments, midterm, and final projects will include blog posts as deliverables.  Late posts receive partial credit.

20% - Mid-Term Project.  Late work will not receive credit.

30% - Final Project.  Late work will not receive credit.

Course Materials:

Course Schedule:

Week 1 ( 5/31/2012 ): 

Week 2 ( 6/5/2012, 6/7/2012 ): 

Week 3 ( 6/12/2012, 6/14/2012 ):

Week 4 ( 6/19/2012, 6/21/2012 ):


Week 5 ( 6/26/2012, 6/28/2012 ):  

Week 6 ( 7/3/2012, 7/5/12 ):

Week 7 ( 7/10/2012, 7/12/2012 ):

Week 8 ( 7/17/2012, 7/19/2012 ):

Week 9 ( 7/24/2012, 7/26/2012 ):

Week 10 ( 7/31/2012, 8/2/2012 ):