4.448 Analysis of Historic Structures

As taught in: Fall 2004

A large brick Byzantine cathedral, now a museum,  with dome and four minarets.

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. (Image courtesy of Nasser Rabbat.)




Prof. John Ochsendorf

Course Features

Course Description

An analysis of historical structures is presented themed sections based around construction materials. Structures from all periods of history are analyzed. The goal of the class is to provide an understanding of the preservation of historic structures for all students.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.