ARCH401 Architecture Studio II

Course

Overview

Faculty Assigned
Credits
6
Term
N/A

Synopsis

Catalog Description

Continuation of ARCH 400 with introduction to building typology, urban and contextual issues, design of the vertical surface, and architectural interiors.

Goals and Objectives

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the semester students enrolled in this course will:

Be able to manually and digitally diagram, draw, represent, and model architectural propositions utilizing standard graphic conventions.

Be able to design architectural space(s) utilizing literal and abstract concepts of space-making.

Be able to design responsively to the physical and cultural contexts in which a design proposition is situated.

Be able to integrate basic tectonic principles such as structure, basic building methods, and architectural materials into design propositions.

Be able to design propositions that respond to performative dimensions of a project such as building type, program, codes, and environment.

Understand the role of iterative exploration, abstraction, representation and diagraming in design processes

Understand the need to develop and articulate a clear conceptual agenda / formal strategy / research process.

 

Semester Mission:

The second semester of design studio - ARCH 401 - Architectural Design Studio II - seeks to build on foundations set during the initial semester of studio-based education and to prepare students for further undergraduate study of architecture. The course is taught mindful of the fact that it serves diverse student constituencies who maintain a multiplicity of career objectives and trajectories including the architectural profession. The principal focus of the semester is developing an operational understanding of architectural form, space and order. This studio also integrates knowledge learned in ARCH 410, Technology I (taught during the previous semester) and ARCH 411, Technology II (taught concurrently with ARCH 401).

Prerequisites

Minimum grade of C- in ARCH400. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Restricted to ARCH majors.

Textbooks

Recommended Texts and Readings:

Ching, F.D.K., Architecture: Space Form and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Dennis, Michael, “Display and Retreat: The Rococo Hôtel,” in: Court and Garden, From the French Hôtel to the City of Modern Architecture.

Dennis, Michael, “Le Corbusier and the City of Modern Architecture,” in: Court and Garden, From the French Hôtel to the City of Modern Architecture. Dennis, Michael, “Architecture and the Cumulative City,” “Excursus Americanus,” in: Court and Garden, From the French Hôtel to the City of Modern Architecture.

Ford, Edward R., The Details of Modern Architecture. (Vols 1-2), Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Hegemann, Werner and Elbert Peets, The American Vittruvius Handbook of Civic Art.

Hodgden, Lee, “The Interior Façade,” The Cornell Journal of Architecture, 3, Ithaca, NY, Fall 1987

Hurtt, Steven, The American Continental Grid: Form and Meaning,” Threshold, Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago “America,” 1983.

Kreiger, Alex, “The American City: Ideal and Mythic Aspects of a Reinvented Urbanism,” in: Assemblage 3.

Martinez, Benjamin and Block, Jacqueline. Visual Forces - An Introduction to Design. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall.

Moneo, Rafael, “On Typology,” Oppositions 13. Summer 1978

Nesbitt, Kate. Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture. New York; Princeton Architectural Press.

Perez de Arce, Rodrigo, “Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions,” Architectural Design/4/78, April 1978.

Peterson, Steven Kent, “Urban Design Tactics,” Architectural Design Profiles 20 -- Roma Interrotta. ©1979.

Peterson, Steven Kent, “Space and Anti Space,” in Harvard Architecture Review 1980

Rowe, Colin, “Chicago Frame,” Mathematics of the Ideal Villa, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Rowe, Colin, “Program vs. Paradigm,” in: Cornell Journal of Architecture 2

Rowe, Colin and Robert Slutzky, “Character and Composition,” in: Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays.

Rowe, Colin and Robert Slutzky, “Transparency: Phenomenal and Literal,” in: Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays.

Schumacher, Thomas L., “The Scull and the Mask: Modern Architecture and the Dilemma of the Façade,” The Cornell Journal of Architecture, 3, Ithaca, NY, Fall 1987

Schumacher, Thomas L., “The Palladio Variations,” The Cornell Journal of Architecture, 3, Ithaca, NY, Fall 1987

Schumacher, Thomas L., “The Outside is the Result of the Inside: on the origins of some modern prescriptions concerning facades,” Journal of Architectural Education, 56:1.

Schumacher, Thomas L., “Contextualism: Urban Ideals + Deformations,” Casabella 359-360, 1971.

Vidler, Anthony “The Idea of Type,” Oppositions 8: Spring 1977

Student Performance Criteria Addressed

The following NAAB SPC (2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation) are introduced, though not mastered in this studio:

A.1 Professional Communication Skills

A.2 Design Thinking Skills

A.4 Architectural Design Skills

A.5 Ordering Systems

A.6 Use of Precedents

B.3 Codes and Regulations

B.4 Site Design

B.5 Structural Systems

B.7 Envelop Systems

B.8 Building Materials and Assemblies