GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008
This term's information was last refreshed on 08 MAY 2015 15:46:03.
Courses taught by Thomas Schroepfer
06111 [M1]: 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 L32
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 109
Friday 11:00 - 2:00 Gund L32
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 Gund L32
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.
06418: Smart Materials (SCI 0641800)
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Friday 2:00 - 5:00 Gund 109
This course introduces students to smart materials, a term used to describe materials and products that have changeable properties and that are able to reversibly change their shape or color in response to physical and/or chemical influences such as light, temperature, or the application of an electric field. The materials explored in the course offer an overview of those most promising for use in architectural design, including photochromics, thermochromics, electroluminescents, and shape-memory alloys. Methods of fabrication, production, and construction will be discussed and design exercises exploring the potential of these materials for architectural design will take place in a workshop format.
09504: Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950400)
Independent Study - 16 credits
Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.