GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by Bing Wang

05431 [M3]: Building Design Typologies and Operational Principles of Real Estate (SES 0543100)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund 510

Instructor(s)
Bing Wang

Course Description

Building typologies are fundamental instruments for constructing urban patterns and spatial forms. In the discourse of modern architecture and urbanism, the study of building typologies often functions as a useful methodology to interpret the condensed interrelationship between the physical attributes of building forms and spatial representation of social and cultural forces of a society. The purpose of this course is, once again, taking this methodology, to offer a necessary perspective for the linkage between the physicality of design practice and the operational perspective of the market economy, specifically, the capital markets (Wall Street). It aims to enable students to understand how building typologies can serve as intersections of design prototypes, real estate products, and commodities of capital investment in the context of physical planning/design of urban form.Through lectures, slide presentations, readings, and case studies, this course will survey four prototypes of real estate development/investments: residential (single- and multi-family housing), retail, office and mixed use. Students will learn the critical principles of different building typologies' design trajectories, dimensional requirements, compositional patterns, and ordering considerations, as well as the practicality of these physical attributes in the eyes of other active participants in the building environment, particularly developers and capital investors. The focus also will be on the physical patterns that the building types embody at the level of the urban context: the neighborhood, the street, and the site.The course is intended for both designers and non-designers, to acquaint them with a perspective that incorporates and goes beyond the formality of design associated with each of the product types. The relationship between design aesthetics and economic viability of buildings will be central to the course - how design creates value for investors, owners, and tenants of real estate, as well as the society at large, and how the architectural/urban morphological power contributes to the success of economic performance and operations as units of the market economy. This course, 5431, was previously offered as 5403M3.


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09116: Advanced Research Seminar: Cultural Tourism and Creating a living community at Al-Turaif, Saudi Arabia World Heritage Site (ADV 0911600)

Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00   Gund 318

Instructor(s)
Richard Peiser, Bing Wang

Course Description


Al-Turaif is part of the historic oasis of Al Dir’iya located on the banks of Wadi Hanifa next to Riyahd. It is the original home of the Saudi royal family and is one of the first World Heritage Sites in the Middle East. The Riyadh Development Authority under the Chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Amir of Riyadh, is sponsoring a two-term research lab on Al-Turaif. The Research Lab has two main goals: to produce designs and implementation strategies to bring the world heritage village back to life – to make it a living community; and to produce a design and development strategy for creating a tourism/resort community around Al-Turaif. The Spring term will begin with precedent studies for successful activation of world heritage sites and associated tourism facilities and strategies. Students will make a site visit to Saudi Arabia during Spring Break (March 10-16) where they will meet with representatives of the Arriyadh Development Authority, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, planning agencies, city officials, real estate professionals, and other valuable contacts. Students working individually or in teams of two will develop design and implementation strategies for that part of the assignment that is of greatest interest to them.
MDES students are encouraged to apply as well as students from Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, and Landscape Architecture. Students with a variety of expertise are sought including urban design, architecture, economics, historic preservation, landscape architecture, desert tourism, ecology, and real estate.
 
 


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Daniel D'Oca, Gareth Doherty, Andreas Georgoulias, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Niall Kirkwood, Sanford Kwinter, David Mah, Panagiotis Michalatos, Mark Mulligan, Ciro Najle, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Richard Peiser, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jeffrey Schnapp, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Del Tredici, Martin Bechthold

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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