|Semester and Year||SP 2013|
|Time||9:30 AM - 12:15 PM|
Suggested Prerequisites: ARTS-UG 1619 or ARTS-UG 1621 or ARTS-UG 1603 or ARTS-UG 1626 or ARTS-UG 1623 or ARTS-UG 1617 or ARTS-UG 1627 or the equivalent.
This advanced architectural design LAB engages students in the research and design processes most often found in architecture and urban design studio classes. The LAB takes as its baseline that design is a socio-political-ecological practice that is applicable to all scales of human endeavor, including the design of materials, vehicles, buildings, and infrastructure systems. The LAB looks broadly at contemporary challenges, including resource management, human and non-human habitation, as well as political and social pressures on the environment. As a project-based course, students work individually and in teams and combine original research to create relevant and compelling design proposals. Introductory design exercises prepare students for an intense focus on a current problem in an established or emerging urban environment. Students are expected to present their ideas through the use of diagrams, scale models, video, animations, and other forms of imaging. Thus, as they create and develop original design proposals, students experiment with a variety of techniques and forms of representation. Research skills and visual literacy will be prioritized. Authors may include Stephen Johnson, William McDonough, Hilary Ballon, Richard Sennett, Geoff Manaugh, Witold Rybczinksi, Ricky Burdett, Eric Klinenberg, Keller Easterling, Peter Hall, Keith Critchlow, Ernst Haeckl, James Corner, Victor Papanek, Kate Orff and others. Proficiency in the AdobeSuite CS5 is required as is the permission of the instructor.
Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)