GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by Iñaki Abalos

01602: Thermodynamic somatisms/ Verticalscapes II (STU 0160200)

Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Option Studio - 8 credits - Limited enrollment
This course has an IRREGULAR meeting schedule. Please see full course description.
Wednesday Thursday 2:00 - 6:00  

Iñaki Abalos

Course Description

The Studio will seek to consolidate an advanced understanding of high‐rise construction in association with thermodynamics and to experiment with various somatic aspects of human behavior.
The Studio will develop a spatial grammar and syntax associated with thermodynamics, through the definition of an operative topology, experimentation with energy-balance open and closed systems, the analysis of significant case studies and a proposal for a vertical
campus in two climatic and economically diferentiated locations. The initial identification of spatial and aggregational principles will define the methodological and instrumental base for the subsequent design of mixed vertical entities, to be developed in two different sets of site‐specific conditions. The objective of the Studio is to test the methodology in real scenarios, and in both technical and cultural terms’.
Course requirements
The first phase will develop three areas:

This first phase is intended to isolate spatial principles and minimum vertical aggregation constructs, as well as new methodological and instrumental base. The second part, that will take up the core of the course, will be devoted to the design of campus prototypes in specific and differentiated contexts.
 This course will meet on the following dates:
January 18/19
February 1/2
February 15/16
February 29/March 1
March 21/22
April 2/3
April 18/19

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

Independent Study - 4 credits

Peter Del Tredici, 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, 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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