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Transformable Architecture




MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Kent Larson

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Apply by:

May 04 2020



Project Description

The City Science Group at The Media Lab is seeking a UROP for the Summer of 2020 to work remotely. This is for an undergraduate enrolled at MIT/Wellsley with demonstrated skills/experience in architectural design. Experience in video editing, animation and Building information modeling is needed. This student will build architectural models prefabricated robotic units to build on the City Home projects that the City Science team has been developing for the last 10 years. This is an attractive opportunity to expand your design skills and work on emergent architectural challenges. We accept applications for credit with a potential of a paid position. You will be part of a team to conduct prototype development research on modular robotic architecture systems for Live and Work.


• Rhino 3D and/or Revit to build BIM models • Adobe illustrator and Indesign • Rendering and animation software such as Keyshot/3Ds Max Additional desired experience: knowledge in coding such as in design environment such as visual scripting, c#, and python