GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2011
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Courses taught by Danielle Etzler
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.
06121 [M1]: Materials and Construction: An Introduction to Techniques, Composition and Strategies (SCI 0612100)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 109
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 110
Monday 11:30 - 1:00 Gund 109
This module introduces students to fundamental properties and behaviors of buildings and other structures. Principles of design and construction are discussed in a comprehensive manner involving conceptual, historical, and technical analyses. Students learn to evaluate empirically various types of constructs and use analytical skills to enhance their design capabilities. Lectures will cover fundamental statics; types of loads and reactions; material properties and fabrication; types of joinery; classifying families of building structures; and other related topics. Abstract and architectonic exercises involving both intuitive and analytical design approaches will take place in a workshop format, with students working both individually and in teams.