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The exhaustive list of topics in Architectural Design in which we provide Help with Homework Assignment and Help with Project is as follows:

Architecture and Post-Modernism

Theory Outtake 1

Work in class on concrete formwork 

Last class

Final Paper (4500 words) Due

Pin-up: Massing in chip on 1/2-scale final model. Desk crits on opening sketches

Due: 1/8-scale sketch plans, card-stock spaces on context model; BH talk on site attitudes

 

Critiques of Modernism

Due: First sketch of site apportionment; BH demo on fome-cor; Build 1/16-scale gesture model

Due: Written statement on choice of designer, facilities; Begin 1/8-scale context model;BH demo on using trace to "surprise yourself"

Due: 1/2-scale plans; BH demo on concrete formwork and casting; Talk in groups on 1-in-scale Detail Models

 

Inter-group Exhibit: "Pre-final" 1/2-scale models

Carpenter Center tour: Spaces within a structural order

Due: Completed 1/2-scale model base; BH talk on proportion and openings

Minimalism and Monumentality - Louis Kahn

Final Review: With faculty, alums, and guests, all day in the review spaces

Voyages into the Surface - Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown

Campus Tour: Relationships betweeen spaces

The New York Five

 

Theory Outtake 2

 

Theory Outtake 3

 

Due: "Final" 1/4-scale plans; BH talk on 1/2-scale "show" plans and "tectonic nature" of concrete

Inter-group Exhibit: SketchUp site images; BH talk on columns as structure and idea

South End Field Trip

Megacities

Pin-up: First arrangement of work-space "cubes" on 1/8-scale models; BH demo on SketchUp

 

Blobs, Curves and the Formless

Due: 1/4-scale plan of site on trace; TA demos on column experience; Column experience on 1/4-scale plans

Optimist's Daughter reading; BH demo on drafting, cutting. Make scale figures, build 1/8-scale cube models. Students and TAs talk about choices of designer

Superstudio - Italy between First and Third Worlds

Second Mid-Review: 1/2-scale plans and 1-in-scale Detail Models

 

Due: First-pass columns on 1/4-scale plans and 1/8-scale models; BH talk on using SketchUp in designs

Due: Site "heavy" built in chipboard, "final" massing of studio sketched in chipboard, first-pass openings sketched on trace overlays

Late CIAM and the Architecture of the Welfare State

Photo and advising day; BH talk on spatial zones, organizing plan and site by abstraction

Environmentalism

 

Traces on the City

 

Photo day; Begin construct 1/2-scale Final Model base

First Mid-Review: 1/4-scale plans and 1/8-scale model showing "heavy," "hollow," and structure

Inter-group Pin-up: Second-pass 1/4-scale plans and 1/8-scale models; Class work on beams and planes

 

Architecture Studio: Intentions(not shuffeled)

                        Welcome and Intro. Course Outline

Assignment 1 - Written Intentions       

            Review of 4.101

Assignment 2 - Selecting a Reading/Writing Place   

            Assignment 3 - Dimensions 1

Studio: Work on Assignment 3 with TAs        

            Assignment 4 - Dimensions 2

Studio: Work on Assignment 4 with TAs        

            Assignment 5 - Conceiving the 3rd Space

Studio: Design. Assignment 5 with TAs           

            Studio: Design. Assignment 5 with TAs (cont.)

Assignment 6 - Constructing the 3rd Space

Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs

            Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs (cont.)          

            Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs (cont.)          

            Pin-up Assignments 5 and 6

Studio: Review in Peer Groups  

            Assignment 7 - Hierarchies

Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs

            Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)          

            Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)          

            Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)          

            Assignment 8 - Site and Program

Studio: Design. Assignment 8 with TAs           

            Studio: Design. Assignment 8 with TAs (cont.)         

            Assignment 9 - Written Intentions 2

Studio: Discuss Assignment 9 with TAs           

            Assignment 10 - Design Development

Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel          

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel

Individual tasks for mid-review assigned       

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel          

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Pin-up of Assignment 10 

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel          

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Assignment 11 - Sectional Models       

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel          

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Midterm Review of Final Project          

            Assignment 12 - Final presentation mock-ups

Studio: Work on Assignment 12 with TAs      

            Mock-up Presentations Reviewed

Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel          

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)        

            Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)

Individual Tasks from Mid-review Assigned  

            Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel 

            Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)           

            Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)           

            Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)           

            Last Day of Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel   

            Final Review, Main Architecture Building      

           

            TOPICS         

            Explanation of Semester Work

Assignment 1: Clues and References

Sketch Model         

            Field Visit     

            Talk 1/Work/Crits/Interviews   

            Assignment 2: Making a Design

            Work/Crits/Interviews    

            Talk 2/Work/Crits 

            Work/Crits  

                       

            Assignment 3: Clue/Reference

Field Visit     

            Talk 3/Work/Crits 

            Assignment 4: First Pass  

            Field Trip      

            Talk 4/Work/Crits 

            Assignment 5: Final Design         

            Work/Crits  

            Talk 5/Work/Crits 

                       

            Assignment 6: Making a Community Place    

            Field Trip      

            Assignment 7: First Pass with Found Objects and Building Blocks          

            Talk 6/Work/Crits 

            Work/Crits  

            Work/Crits  

            Assignment 8: Sketch Model, Drawings of Building and Site        

            Talk 7/Work/Crits 

            Work/Crits  

            Work/Crits  

            Assignment 9: Making an Echo of the Building         

            Work/Crits  

            Work/Crits  

            Assignment 10: Revised Design 

                       

                       

                       

            Work/Crits  

            Work/Crits  

            Work/Crits  

            Last Class     

            Architectural Design: Intentions        

 

                  Site Visit  

                  Set-up Space     

                  Review of Exercise 1: Body Drawings        

                  Group Organization    

Review of Project 1, Assignment 1: Analysis 

                  Sketch Problem

 

Axons    

                  Review: Project 2, Assignment 2: Concept Development

Preparation for the Final

Desk Crits

Desk Crits

Final Review of Project 1

Desk Crits

Desk Crits

In-class Review

Desk Crits

 

Review: Project 2, Assignment 1: Introduction and Analysis

Desk Crits

Final Review of Project 2

Assignment 2: Intensive Perspective Week

Project 2, Assignment 1: Introduction and Analysis

Review: Intensive Perspective Week

Review of Project 1, Assignment 4: Axon

Interiors      

                  Talk          

                  Review of Project 1, Assignment 2: Concept Development    

                  Sketch Problem

 

Sections

                  Desk Crits           

                  Review of Project 1, Assignment 3: Sectional Drawings          

                  Sketch Problem

 

 

            Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes

                        Work / Crits

            Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright House and may be Walter Gropius House, Picnic Lunch

Start Building Site Model

           

            Explanation of Semester Work and Assignment 1: "Performance Place"

            Talk by Jen Seely: "Drawing Plans, Sections and Elevations"

           

            Review of Assignment 1: "Performance Place", and David Whitney Talk: "Structures"

           

First Design Pass    

            Work / Crits (cont.)

            Review of Assignment 2: "A Place for the Homeless" with Celebration in Great Court

            Talk by Joslin and Wampler / Work / Crits

Site Visit       

            Review of Assignment 3

TOPICS         

            Assignment 5 Explained: Coming Together Place

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

First Design Pass with Sketch Model and Sketch Drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

"Individual Place" Research History of Small Houses

 

Review of Assignment 8

 

 

 

Give Out Assignment 2: "Homeless Shelter Place" for Teams of 5 or 6 each

 

Final Review

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

 

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

Construction

First Pass and Site Visit

Talk by Anglea Watson: "Sketching while Designing"

 

Talk by Les Norford: "Ventilation / Sustainability / Light / Shade"

 

 

Last Studio

Midterm Review, Celebration and Exhibition of the "Individual Place" Project

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

 

 

Pinup of Work in Progress

Work / Crits (cont.)

Work / Crits (cont.)

Field Visit to Quarry

Talk by Joslin and Wampler / Work / Crits / Interviews

 

 

Review of Assignment 7

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

Review of Assignment 9

Review of Assignment 5

 

 

Talk by Len Thomas, Director of Cambridge Multi Service Center

 

 

Talk by Rebecca Lurther: "Presentation and Portfolios"

Review of Assignment 6

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

           

            Ecuador Workshop

            Review of Assignment 9

Dinner and Celebration

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

Afternoon and Evening: Presentation of Project, Laying of Hands for Corner Stone, Celebration

Pinup of Work in Progress

Return to Hotel

Small Lunch on Site

 

Return to Site

 

Field Visit to Quarry

Sleep

Talk by Len Thomas, Director of Cambridge Multi Service Center

Arrive Miami and Leave for Boston

 

Stay at Unipark Hotel in Guayaquil, Arriving at 10 PM

Next Steps and Planning

Meet with Community Leaders

Sleep

 

 

Talk by Joslin and Wampler / Work / Crits / Interviews

 

Free Time to See Guayaquil

Review of Assignment 5

 

Return to Hotel

Review of Assignment 7

Review of Assignment 6

Final Site Visit if Needed

TOPICS

Work / Crits (cont.)

Prepare Presentation

Visit Site Again

Talk by Rebecca Lurther: "Presentation and Portfolios"

Work / Crits (cont.)

Sleep

 

More Site Visits, Photos of Children

Work / Crits (cont.)

Check Out of Hotel

Leave for Lima

 

Work / Crits (cont.)

 

Go to Airport by 4 PM

Prepare for Presentation

Dinner Along the Malecon in Guayaquil

Visit Site and Neighborhood, Take Pictures

 

 

Final Meetings

Short Tour of Downtown Guayaquil

Boat Cruise in Guayaquil

Arrive in Boston at Noon

Meetings with Contractors and Architects

 

 

Sleep

 

Meetings with Officials of Community and City

Dinner

 

Small Lunch

Meetings with Community

 

 

            Introduction to Integrated Design

            Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Review of Assignment 4

Introduce Assignment 4

Introduce Assignment 1

Introduce Assignment 2

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

 

Review of Assignment 3

Review of Assignment 5

Review of Assignment 2

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Intermediate Review

Desk Crits (cont.)

Intermediate Review

Desk Crits

Desk Crits (cont.)

Review of Assignment 1

Desk Crits (cont.)

Desk Crits (cont.)

Introduce Assignment 3

 

Introduce Assignment 5 / Field Trip to Site

Introduction / Course Overview

            BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts

In-Progress Review (including Documentation of Site, Statement of Intent, Strategy for Action, Work in Progress)

Student Presentations

Due: Two One-minute Videos; Editing Demo

Made Public Lecture 2; Work in Plaster

Review: Made Public

Field Trip to the List Gallery and the Michael Joo Exhibition

Due: Hollywood Remix; Sound Demo

Discuss Reading; Student Presentations

Introduction to the third assignment, Body Extension; Visiting Artist Lecture: Edgar Heap

Field Trip to Mike Glier Project; Discussion of Readings

Introduction to the second assignment, Shaping Time

Body Extension Lecture; Sewing Machine Demo; Plan of Action Due

Work Time

In-Progress Review

Review: Body Extension

Review: Shaping Time

Plaster Exercise Due; Woodshop Demo

Work Day

Plaster Demo

Introduction to course and the first assignment, Made Public

Metal Shop Demo; View Videos

Discuss Readings; Guest Lecturer: Hiro Mori

Bring to Class an Exhaustive List of Private & Public Spaces; Made Public Lecture 1

a

            Introduction to Building Technology

Physics of light, photometry

Forms of energy and active heating/cooling

Climate-responsive design

In-class quiz: thermal aspects, lighting

Integration of all aspects of building technology (class discussion)

Steel

Humid air

Heat flow

Sound and hearing

Room acoustics

Air flow

Passive controls, thermal balance

Thermal aspects of a building

Construction methods

Introduction

Designing with natural light

Condensation and moisture

Construction principles, foundations

Building elements: walls, openings, floors, roofs

Concrete

Vision and colors, visual comfort

Timber

Noise insulation

In-class quiz: acoustics, construction

Electric lighting

Thermal comfort and insulation

Masonry

Outside environment and human needs

Acoustic aspects of a building

Lighting aspects of a building     

 

Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings

            Water, refrigerants, gases

 

Conductive heat transfer, moisture transfer in walls

Applications

 

Review

Tour: Building 68, Koch Biology Building; and Building N51, MIT Museumand the Digital Design Fabrication Group

Entropy, cogeneration systems

Water: liquid and vapor

Natural ventilation

Convection

Steady state flow

Introduction to the second law

Heat pumps, refrigeration cycles

Quiz 2

Solar radiation, windows

Composite walls

Heat transfer introduction

Transients, moist air mixtures

Quiz 1

Introduction, energy

Energy conservation

Heating and cooling systems

Conservation of energy, heat

Psychrometrics

Energy, work

Introduction to design project 2: radiation

Human comfort

Quiz review

            Computational Design I: Theory and Applications

            TOPICS         

            Introduction           

            Basic Concepts

 

Shape Representation

 

Shape Arithmetic

 

Shape Rules           

            Basic Concepts (cont.)

 

Rule Application: Nondeterminism, Emergence, Labeling

 

Parametric Design and Grammars     

            Style and Analysis

 

"The Immediacy of the Artist's Mark in Computation" - Guest Lecture, Jacquelyn Martino           

            Style and Analysis (cont.)

 

Inference Problem

 

Decomposition and Meaning

 

Examples: Ice Rays, Palladio       

            Assignment 4 Review

 

 

Shaper3D Computer Program

 

Design Project Examples           

            Emergence and Predictability    

            Final Project Review         

Student Presentations of their Assignments        

            Creative Design

 

Basic Grammars   

            Creative Design (cont.)

 

Beyond Basic Grammars           

            Creative Design (cont.)

 

Shaper2D Computer Program

 

Nondeterministic Shaper2D Computer Program 

            Creative Design (cont.)

 

 

Urban Design and Development - Fundamentals

 

Discussion of Exercise 2

Part 4: Changing Cities by Extending Them - Designing Suburbs and Regions

Questions of the day: How has concern for the landscape, open space, environment and quality of life shaped cities? Can cities be truly "green"?

Walking Tour of Boston

 

Part 5: Changing Cities by Redesigning Their Centers

Question of the day: How can urban designers, developers and planners create new economic value for historic places and the inner city?

Downtown Development and the Privatization of Public Space

Question of the day: How have advances in telecommunications technology changed the way we use and conceive cities?

Question of the day: What motivates planners to design new towns?

Guest speaker: Thomas Oles

 

Questions of the day: What assumptions does each thinker make about how people should live in cities? What beliefs does each hold about the relationship between city design and social change? What aspects of these "utopias" have actually come to pass?

 

Question of the day: How are concerns about safety and security shaping public space and redefining communities?

Question of the day: What does urban design have to do with the problems of American public housing?

Development Controls Part I: The Institutionalization of Planning and Zoning

Question of the day: How has public transportation policy shaped urban form?

 

Urban Renewal and Its Critics

Guest speaker: Thomas Oles

The Suburbs Part II: Rethinking American Suburbs

Part 2: The American City - The Forces That Shape Our Cities

Three Urban Utopias:

 

Shaping Private Development/Growth Management

 

The Forces That Made Boston

Questions of the day: What is the relationship between development incentives and quality public space? Can urban design guidelines and design review ensure good urban design? What are the newest development controls used by planners?

 

Discussion of Final Paper

Natural Processes

 

Questions of the day: What can you tell about a city's origins from its founders? What is the difference between agrarian settlements and industrial cities? What happened to cities as America industrialized?

 

- Le Corbusier's Radiant City

TOPICS

- Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City

 

Transportation and Its Impacts

Part 6: New Ways of Seeing, New Ways of Planning

Questions of the day: When does a "neighborhood" become a "slum"? How does one achieve a balance between "renewal" and "preservation"?

 

Questions of the day: What are the social consequences of sprawl? Can private development be controlled to manage growth on the regional scale? What are the current techniques used to manage growth?

Question of the day: Is 'Public Space' being 'Privatized'?

The Industrial City and Its Critics

 

The Rise of Community Activism

The Design of American Cities

Questions of the day: What is urban design? What is urban development? How are they connected and how do they affect our lives?

 

 

Ways of Seeing the City

Landscape, the Environment and the City

Questions of the day: How do "urbanism" and "suburbanism" differ as "ways of life"? What is the appeal of small town life, and can this be designed?

The Tumult of American Public Housing

 

Meet at the Government Center T-Stop (outside in front of the City Hall) at 8:00 am. For those students who can't join the tour until 10:30 - we will be in the Skywalk of the Prudential Center Tower (800 Boylston Street between Exeter and Gloucester Streets) at approximately 10:30 am. We will end the tour at noon at South Station Quincy Market where you can have lunch and/or catch a train back to MIT.

 

Guest speaker: LizbethHeyer, Associate Director of Community Development, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation.

 

The Secure City - The Fortification of Space

 

New Towns in the United States and Abroad

 

 

 

Guest speaker: Dennis Frenchman

The Virtual City

Development Controls Part II: Beyond Zoning: Urban Design Guidelines, Design Review and Development Incentives

The Suburbs Part I: The Origins and Growth of Suburbs

Questions of the day: Can we design cities without designing buildings? How can zoning and other design controls improve our public space?

 

Part 3: Changing Cities by Designing New Ones

Questions of the day: What are the visible signs of change in cities? How can we measure the form of cities? How do the underlying values of the observer influence what is observed?

Midterm Exam

Final Exam

Part 1: What is Urban Design and Development? - Translating Values into Design

 

Questions of the day: Why do we have suburbs? How and why do the designs of new suburbs differ from the designs of older ones?

Questions of the day: What does the history of Boston's development tell us about the issues facing the city today? Are these forces common to all cities?

- Ebenezer Howard's Garden City

Questions of the day: What were nineteenth century and early twentieth century housing and workplace reformers trying to reform? Do we still have company towns?

Guest speaker: Professor Lawrence J. Vale

Introduction

 

Guest speaker: Westwood, MA town officials and Cabot, Cabot & Forbes representative - developers for new TOD in former industrial park along the Westwood commuter rail line.

Cultural Districts, Heritage Areas and Tourism: If You Name It, Will They Come?

Questions of the day: How has community participation changed urban design and development? Can urban development be a force for social equity?

            MArch Portfolio Seminar

            Web Tutorial          

            Review of Web Portfolios in class         

Text and Image      

            Printed Matter       

            TOPICS         

            The Art of Description     

            Architects on Buildings    

            Written Intentions

            Medium + Message

Review Portfolios in class

           

Architectural Design: Perceptions and Processes

 

           

Issue Program

Desk Crits/Model + Plans

Desk Crits/Sections

Desk Crits/Diagrams of Systems

Rooftop DIA Chelsea/Issue Design Problem

Discussion

Desk Crits

Pin-Up/Concept Model Development

Documentation Session

Desk Crits/Revised Plan + Sections

Desk Crits

Projects Due/Final Review Project 1

Desk Crits

 

Problem 5 Due

Review Re-presentation, Research from NYC and Initial Design Proposals

 

Final Review Week

3/4 Review/Model 1/8" Scale, Plan, Sections, Experience Image

TOPICS

Desk Crits/New Model at 1/8" Scale, Plan + Sections

Desk Crits/Model at 1/8" Scale

Desk Crits/Format Research

DIA Beacon, Storm King

Desk Crits

Field Trip

Desk Crits/Concept Discussion

Drawing Review/Issue Problem 2

Issue Problem 1a and 1

Desk Crits/Site Sections (3)

Field Trip DIA Beacon

Problem 4 Due

Desk Crits/Sectional Models (2)

Mid-Review/Plan, Section, Model

Desk Crits/3 Concept Models

Desk Crits/Experience Images, Perspectives/Collages

 

Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass House

            TOPICS

            Show and Tell

Introduction to Studios

            Project 1: Introduction

            All Studios - Field Trip to T. Island

            Pin Up of First Individual Ideas/Concepts but in Groups

            Group Esquisse

Hybridization

Desk Crits

            Group Presentations of Design Strategies

Assignment of Faculty

            Research, Development and Testing

            Working Pin Ups with Faculty

            Workshop

Prototype/Fabrication

            Review of Group Work with Critics

            Project 2A: Introduction

Wellesley Visit

Site Studies/Model

            Desk Crits

            Pin Up

            Project 2B: Site and Material Studies

            Tim Eliasson Lecture

Pin-up with Tim Eliasson

            Trip to Tri-Pyramid, Concord

            Pin Up

            Field Trip: Fort Worth

            Project 3 Concepts/Design Generation

            Desk Crits

            Pin-up with Guest Critics

            Project 3.2: Design Organization

            Andrew Scott in St Louis

Tony Hunt Lecture

            Desk Crits

            Mid Project Review

            Project 4: Skin and Bones

Materials Language

            Desk Crits

Peter Cook Lecture

            Peter delTredici: Plants

Desk Crits

            Desk Crits

            Project 5: Prototype and Fabricate

Make and Test: Workshop

Pin-up

            Desk Crits

            Review

Final Project:

Design Synthesis/Presentation

            Desk Crits

            Mock-ups

            MArch Thesis Reviews

            Final Review

            Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum

           

            Research, Development and Test

 

 

 

Studio

Studio / Shop Time

 

 

 

Studio

 

 

 

Research, Development and Test

 

Field Trip: Peabody / Essex Museum

Pin Up of First Ideas / Concepts

 

 

 

 

Group Esquisse

Lecture: George Brin / RISD

Final Review

 

Mid Term

 

 

Working Review

Studio

First Studio: Project 1 Group Introduction

Prototype / Production

Field Trip:

 

Studio

Studio

Working Review

Review

 

 

Review: Program / Concept

Studio

Lecture: Tim Eliason / Tri-Pyramid

Studio

Studio / Shop Time

 

Studio

 

 

Field Trip:

Lecture / Demonstration:

Lecture: FranoViolich

 

Field Trip to Thomson Island

Studio

Working Review

 

 

Last Studio

Studio

Review: Reliance Pavilion

 

Site Readings / Research Conferences

Informal Pin Up

 

Team Presentations x 12 of Design Strategies

            Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans Studio

            TOPICS         

            1st Studio

 

Explanation of Project

 

Handout Materials

            Discussion/Work/Critiques        

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignment 1   

            Leave for New Orleans    

            Visit New Orleans  

            Visit New Orleans (cont.)

            Return from New Orleans          

            Pin-up of Assignment 2   

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignment 3   

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignment 4   

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignments 5 and 6  

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Mid-term Review  

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignment 8   

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Sketch Assignment     

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Pin-up of Assignment 9   

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques / Pin-up of Work in Progress           

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Work/Critiques (cont.)    

            Last Studio - Final Review           

            Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT

            TOPICS         

            Discussion: Preparation for the Installation  

            Installation  

            Installation Review           

            Discussion: Issues  

            Conceptual Models           

            Material Model Review   

            Midterm Review    

            Discussion: Site      

            Content Review     

            Final Review           

            Urban Design Studio: Providence

Alternative Concepts

Urban Design: Public Spaces, Building Typologies and Plots, Facades and Streets, Urban Plan and Massing and Program

Documentation and Analysis

Interpretive Analysis

Part II: Urban Design Concept Development

Illustrative Design and Guidelines: Urban Guidelines, Streets, Spaces

Part III: Recommendations / Documentation

Part I: Background Research

Briefing and Reconnaissance

Documentation and Presentation 

 

            The Space Between Workshop

Work Time

North End Field Trip

 

Public Space as an Extension of Houses

Precedent Review

Space Between Models

Built Precedent

Work Time

In-class Critiques

In-class Critiques

Part III - The Space Between

 

In-class Critiques

Work Time

 

 

Part I - References and Precedent

North End Exploration

Part II - Public Space

Midterm Review

References in the Arts

Work Time

Detailed Models of Space and Transitions

            Case Studies in City Form

Part 1. Introduction

Course Organization

 

City Tour

Part 2. Observation and Recording

Urban Elements

 

Buildings, Blocks, Streets, Spaces

Part 3. Research

Historic Urban Development (What it was)

Origins

 

The 18th Century

 

The Early 19th Century

The Late 19th Century

 

The Early 20th Century

 

The Late 20th Century

Part 4. Analysis

Urban Elements, Precedents, Comparisons (What it is)

Buildings Blocks

Streets

 

Squares and Parks

Quarters

 

Urban Fabric

Urban Fabric

Urban Fabric Civic Structure

Part 5. Urban Design

Theory

 

Issues and Goals, Principles - Project Identification

Design Projects

Part 6. Documentation

Report

 

Urban Handbook

Presentation

            Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop

           

Research and Discussion for Assignment 1

Presentation of Assignment 1

Presentation of Assignment 2

 

Final Presentation (of Assignment 3 and the Work of the Semester) to Invited Guest Critics

Research and Discussion for Assignment 2

Research and Discussion for Assignment 3

Architectural Design Workshop:

Collage - Method and Form

Sequence 1: Extraction

Framing

Sequence 2: Expansion

Close Examination and Description

First Collage

Separation and Reattachment

Obliteration and Recovery

Aesthetic Extraction

Large Collage

King and Worker

Final Review

Reconstitution of Descriptions

Three Dimensional Interpretation

Sequence 3: Relational

Two-person Paper Collage and Museum Field Trip

 

Architectural Design Workshops: Computational Design for Housing

            Design Problem (PDF)

Shape Grammars 3D

Developing Housing Units, Consultation with overseas partners using Netmeeting

Given Spatial Relations, AutoGrammar Tutorial

 

Adjustments of Shape Using AutoGrammar, Consultation with overseas partners using Netmeeting

 

Detailing of Housing Units, Presentation Images

Final Review

In-class work: Shape Grammars for the 2D site plan Group work with on-line consultation

Shape Grammars for the 3D study of the clusters

                       

Special Problems in Architectural Design

Begin investigations via model making, material usage

TOPICS

Introduction to materials study

Diagramming

Presentation

Installation

House Analysis

Material Deployment Investigation

Final presentation

Introduction

In class desk discussion

Final presentation of house analysis

First short presentation on the chosen house

            Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio

            Work/Crits

 

 

Work/Crits

Work/Crits

 

Work/Crits

Talk with Magda Fernadez / Discussion of Cuba / Interviews

Midterm

 

 

 

Revision

 

Leave for Cuba / Overnight in Miami

 

First Studio / Background Material / Lee Cott

Leave Cuba

Work/Crits

Cuba

Discussion of Trip

Revision

 

Discussion of Midterm

Work/Crits/Interviews

Work/Crits

Work/Crits/Interviews

Work/Crits

Work/Crits

Midterm Review

Arrive in Cuba

 

Work/Crits, Sketch Problem

Final Review

 

Work/Crits

 

 

Precedents in Critical Practice

LO-TEK

Bernard Tschumi: The Manhattan Transcripts; and one building by Tschumi

Jean Nouvel: La Fondation Cartier

Atelier Bow-Wow: Made in Tokyo; and one building by Bow-Wow

Program ? Performance (Relations, Effects, Atmospheres)

MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program finalists

dECOi

Office dA

Peter Eisenman: Cannaregio Project; and two early houses

UN Studio

Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour, Denise Scott Brown: Learning from Las Vegas

Machado and Silvetti: two projects in Boston

Herzog & de Meuron: American works

OMA: Seattle Central Library and Très Grande Bibliothèque

MVRDV

Atelier FCJZ

Mapping of contemporary discourse

Diller Scofidio + Renfro: early work; drawings; and ICA Boston

Reiser-Umemoto: Atlas of Novel Tectonics; and projects

Urban Plan ? Map of Operations

Shrinking Cities Competition

Drawing ? Scripting

Hernan Diaz

Utopia ? Projection

Steven Holl: early drawings; and Simmon Hall

FOA: Yokohama Terminal

Downsview Park Competition

West 8: Toronto Central Waterfront competition entry

Jürgen Mayer H.

Image ? Surface

Introduction

City ? Global Economy

Introduction

ZahaHadid: Vitra Fire Station; and BMW Central Plant

CAP (Ali Rahim and HinaJamelle)

R&Sie(n) Architects

 

Theory of City Form

Introduction

The Organic Model

Descriptive and Functional Theory

Some Recent Theoretical Propositions

Section Two: The Form of the Modern City

The Early Cities of Capitalism

London

Section One: The Nature of City Form Theory

Three Analogical Examples: The Cosmic Model

The Machine Model

Partial Realizations

Section Three: Current Theory and Practice

City Form and Process

Spatial and Social Structure

Paris

Vienna and Barcelona

Chicago

Organization and Control

Utopianism

Bi-polarity: Johannesburg / Soweto

Bi-polarity: San Diego / Tijuana, Delhi / New Delhi and Havana / Cuba

Modern and Post-modern Urbanism

Public and Private Domains

Suburbs and Periphery

Post-urbanism and Resource Conservation

Mega-urbanism

Open-endedness and Prophecy

Permanence and Rationality

Memory

 

Design Inquiry Fundamentals

            Visual Calculating (cont.)

            Digital Fabricating 

            Digital Fabricating (cont.)           

            Design Tooling       

            Design Tooling (cont.)      

            Your Design Metaphor    

Design, Rules, and Cognition     

            TOPICS         

            Metaphors We Design and Compute By        

            Metaphors We Design and Compute By (cont.)       

            Silent Game

            Silent Game (cont Design, Rules, and Cognition (cont.)     

            Design, Practice, Education, Grammars         

            Evolutionary Computation: Algorithms Red in Tooth and Claw  

            Visual Calculating  

           

            Discuss Silent Game

Discussion of 6.

Formal grammar: Guest, TakehikoNagakura

Evolutionary Grammars: Guest, John Gero

 

The Power of Shape: Guest, George Stiny

 

Characteristics of Design

Tool Maker's Paradigm

 

Discussion of 7, Part 2: Guest, TakehikoNagakura

Introduction / Woodland Cemetery

Optimization - Key to Generative Systems? Guest, John Alex

Deterministic and Evolutionary Computation in Design: Guest, Bill Mitchell

 

Discussion of Field Trip

Final Discussion

Simulated Evolution, Class Game: Guest, Ben Loomis

Discussion of Part 4 of Reading a Building

Discussion of Reading a Building (Cont.)

Discussion of Replication

Discussion of 9. Guests, Edith Ackermann and Terry Knight

Discuss Objects

Reading Strategies

Discussion of Infinite Corridor

Exeter Library Field Trip

Play Silent Game

Music and Rules: Room 4-364

Discussion of Reading a Building: The Exeter Library

Discuss Objects

Discussion of Type

Discussion of 7: Guest, TakehikoNagakura

 

Discussion of 8: Guests, Ben Loomis, Alex Kilian

           

            Furniture Making

           

            Intro/Slides 

            Wood/Plywood/Products/Behavior of wood          

            MFA Visit     

            Design/Milling/SquareBoard     

            Mitch Ryerson Presentation      

            Work Day    

            Dovetail/Handtools          

            Pin-Up Rough Sketch       

            Power Tools

            Lumber Arrives/Distribute         

            Jig Making   

            Vacuum Bag Bending of Plywood,

using the Router 3 Ways 

            Work Day (cont.)  

            Work Day (cont.)  

            Work Day (cont.)  

            End of Semester: Display of Finished Pieces  

            Studio Seminar in Public Art

Research, context, process and criticism.

Site specific.Time specific.Context specific.

The socio-political significance of the placement and imposition of symbols in the public arena.

The awareness of artists and architects to project and discuss these forms.

Dialogue and collaboration.

 

            Natural Light in Design

            TOPICS

            Welcome, class introduction, design project (teams formed on following morning)

            General introduction to daylighting (benefits, design issues, thermal aspects, built examples)

            Introduction to building simulation (why simulations for architects, tools used in this course)

            Photometry (definition, measurement, typical values, DF definition)

Static daylighting metrics (context of LEED, selected results from NRC survey, DF and solar shading)

Daylight factor calculations: Sky models CIE and Perez, split-flux method, LEED spreadsheet method

Daylight factor simulation: Design sky, split flux method in Ecotect

•          Hands-on exercise: DF calculation in Ecotect (split flux)

•          Hands-on exercise: solar shading module in Ecotect

Introduction to Radiance

Hands-on exercise: Radiance visualizations

Hands-on exercise: DF calculation in Ecotect (Radiance)

Climate data (Data definition and measurement, energy and weather data directory)

Hands-on exercise: Weather tool in Ecotect

Overview on visual comfort (glare, contrast, recommendations)

Dynamic metrics and related tools

Hands-on exercise: Daysim exercise from tutorial interrupted by discussions on:

Short time steps dynamics

Daylight coefficients

User behavior model

Daylight autonomy results

            Hands-on exercise: Students to repeat DF, solar shading and daylight aautonomy analyses on their own

            End of first day

            TOPICS

            Miscellany: Announcements, organization of design project teams

            Hands-on exercises: Review yesterday's content

Daylit buildings and technologies (including advanced materials)

Introduction to advanced radiance materials, Ecotect's RADTOOL

            Hands-on exercises: Import geometries and materials from other programs (SketchUp, AutoCAD®)

            Specialty topics (to be suggested by participants before the workshop)

            Hands-on exercises: Participants start working on their own models (participants will have the opportunity to discuss their project ideas with the instructors)

            Continue previous activities

            End of second day

            TOPICS

            Welcome

            Team 1: BuroHappold project on daylit parking

            Team 2: Façade renovation vs. transformation project on building 26

            Team 3: Payette project on Aga Khan University

            Team 4: Sasaki project on Sacred Heart University

            Team 5: Fanning/Howey project on schools

            Team 6: Design project on greenhouse/patio space

            IES virtual environment demonstration

            Team 7: Design project on hospital patient room

            Team 8: Green roundtable project on Nexus Center

            Team 9: Andelman/Lelek project on simulation tools comparison

            General discussion about projects, workshop and software capabilities

            End of workshop

 

Digital Design Fabrication

TOPICS

Welcome, class introduction, design project (teams formed on following morning)

General introduction to daylighting (benefits, design issues, thermal aspects, built examples)

Introduction to building simulation (why simulations for architects, tools used in this course)

Photometry (definition, measurement, typical values, DF definition)

Static daylighting metrics (context of LEED, selected results from NRC survey, DF and solar shading)

Daylight factor calculations: Sky models CIE and Perez, split-flux method, LEED spreadsheet method

Daylight factor simulation: Design sky, split flux method in Ecotect

Hands-on exercise: DF calculation in Ecotect (split flux)

Hands-on exercise: solar shading module in Ecotect

Introduction to Radiance

Hands-on exercise: Radiance visualizations

Hands-on exercise: DF calculation in Ecotect (Radiance)

Climate data (Data definition and measurement, energy and weather data directory)

Hands-on exercise: Weather tool in Ecotect

Overview on visual comfort (glare, contrast, recommendations)

Dynamic metrics and related tools

Hands-on exercise: Daysim exercise from tutorial interrupted by discussions on:

Short time steps dynamics

Daylight coefficients

User behavior model

Daylight autonomy results

Hands-on exercise: Students to repeat DF, solar shading and daylight aautonomy analyses on their own

End of first day

            TOPICS

            Miscellany: Announcements, organization of design project teams

            Hands-on exercises: Review yesterday's content

Daylit buildings and technologies (including advanced materials)

Introduction to advanced radiance materials, Ecotect's RADTOOL

            Hands-on exercises: Import geometries and materials from other programs (SketchUp, AutoCAD®)

            Specialty topics (to be suggested by participants before the workshop)

            Hands-on exercises: Participants start working on their own models (participants will have the opportunity to discuss their project ideas with the instructors)

            Continue previous activities

            End of second day

            TOPICS

            Welcome

            Team 1: BuroHappold project on daylit parking

            Team 2: Façade renovation vs. transformation project on building 26

            Team 3: Payette project on Aga Khan University

            Team 4: Sasaki project on Sacred Heart University

            Team 5: Fanning/Howey project on schools

            Team 6: Design project on greenhouse/patio space

            IES virtual environment demonstration

            Team 7: Design project on hospital patient room

            Team 8: Green roundtable project on Nexus Center

            Team 9: Andelman/Lelek project on simulation tools comparison

            General discussion about projects, workshop and software capabilities

            End of workshop

 

Digital Mock-Up Workshop

Part A - Systems Engineering for Digital Fabrication

Digital Mock-Ups

 

Tall Buildings

Tall Building Design

 

Tower Design Analysis

Research Case - Design Production

 

Mock-Up - Control

Materials and Assemblies

Façade Design

Façade Redesign

Field Trip to NYC (Grimshaw and Sorkin)

Part B - Design Production

Tower Design 1

Tower Design 2

Tower Design 3

Field Trip to London

 

Design Adjustment

Redesign

Final Presentation

 

Inquiry into Computation and Design

            TOPICS         

            Introduction / Metaphor

            The Silent Game I  

            Metaphors We Design and Compute By        

            The Silent Game II 

            Design, Rules, and Cognition I   

            Design, Rules, and Cognition II  

            Visual Calculating I

            Visual Calculating II           

            Machine Computing I      

            Machine Computing II     

            Digital Fabricating I           

            Digital Fabricating II         

            Design Knowledge I          

            Design Knowledge II         

            Moving On