GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008
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Courses taught by Timothy Hyde
01201: Third Semester Core: Architectural Design (STU 0120100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 12:30 - 6:00
Prerequisites: GSD 1101 and GSD 1102, or advanced standing in the MArch I program. The third of a four-semester sequence of design studios brings together the exploration of /type/ with the technique of architectural form-making. The studio vehicle will be a precinct of university housing including a mixture of academic components. Housing typologies will be explored within the context of the overall university project considering programmatic relationships between individuals and groups which support knowledge creation and intellectual discourse. The semester-long project will be subdivided into a series of focus studies. These will target the formal, spatial and technical development of the full spectrum of scales from that of human occupation to the aggregation of units and the shaping of interior and exterior public spaces. Design exercises will be addressed through team and individual study.
04205 [M1]: Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (HIS 0420500)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Monday Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund - Piper
The atomic bomb, spring break, existentialism, jet travel, the polio vaccine, India and Pakistan, the transistor radio, abstract expressionism, LSD, the United Nations, ISO containers, Pop Art, nylon, structuralism - these are some of the inventions that exemplify the extremity of political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural change that took place during the three decades following World War Two. Postwar architectural discourse showed a keen awareness of the importance of these changes, and postwar architectural practices consisted of concomitant attempts to accommodate them. This module explores these repercussions in architecture by following the broad transformations, extensions, and reorientations of architectural modernism. By 1945, the discursive center of gravity had shifted from continental Europe to the United States and Great Britain, and modernism was soon diffused through Latin America and parts of Asia as well. Though new works by the prewar masters - Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright - continued to have a profound influence, diverse and different practices soon emerged in mainstream and peripheral architectural culture as parts of a broad reaction to the consolidated inheritance of prewar modernism. The lectures of this module will consider this reaction as a consequence of the postwar situation, in which the erosion of modernisms authority and legitimacy - the erosion of the 'grounds' of architecture - provoked varied attempts to reestablish the legitimacy of architectural practice. Several prominent themes of postwar architectural discourse will be presented, bound together by the conceit that postwar architecture was fundamentally a serial (and perhaps hopeless) attempt to recuperate a lost ground of architectural authenticity.
09203: Prep of Design Thesis Proposal for MArch (ADV 0920300)
Independent Study - 4 credits
Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 Gund 518
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the thesis program director. This entails preparatory work for all students intending subsequently to enroll in GSD 9301. Students research thesis proposals for review and acceptance by faculty.
09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)
Research Seminar - 12 credits
Prerequisites: GSD 9203.Following preparation in GSD 9203, each student conducts a design exploration that tests and expands the thesis.