Spring 2009

Designing Architecture Across Borders and Time

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-16  |  European Studies, as EUST-52


Thom Long (Section 01)


(Also Art 16.) In this intermediate architectural design studio we will explore the intellectual and creative process of making and representing architectural space. The focus will be to explore the boundaries of architecture--physically and theoretically, historically and presently--through digital media. Our process will prompt us to dissect 20th-century European architectures and urban spaces and to explore their relationships to contemporary, global issues. The capstone of the course will be a significant design project (TBD) requiring rigorous studio practices, resulting in plans, sections, elevations and digital models. This course will introduce students to various digital diagramming, drawing, and modeling software, while challenging students to question the theoretical and practical implications of these interdisciplinary media processes. This course will combine lectures, reading, discussion, and extensive studio design. Requisite: Basic Drawing. Instructor consent required. Limited to 8 students. Spring semester. Professor Long.