GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008 - SCI-06111-00
06111: Materials and Construction: An Introduction to Techniques, Composition and Strategies (SCI 0611101)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 Gund Hall
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund Hall
Friday 11:00 - 2:00 Gund Hall
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 Gund Hall
Eric Howeler, Thomas Schroepfer
This module introduces students to the role of materials and fabrication in architecture. Properties and principles of materials are discussed in a comprehensive manner involving conceptual, philosophical, ethical and technological issues. Alternative methods of fabrication, production and construction will also be discussed in lecture and seminar format, and architectonic exercises involving material research will take place in a workshop format.
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