GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:54:06.
Courses taught by Cameron Wu
01101: First Semester Core: Introduction to Design and Visual Studies in Architecture (STU 0110100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MArch I program.The first of a four-semester sequence of design studios introduces students to the practice of architectural design, discussing the theoretical principles on which such practice is based.
02122 [M2]: Projective Representation in Architecture (VIS 0212200)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the second half of the semester only.
Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30 Gund 111
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 Gund 111
This course examines the history, theory and practice of parallel (orthographic) and central (perspective) projection. The objective is to provide the tools to imagine and represent with precision, dexterity, and virtuosity a continually expanding repertoire of three-dimensional architectural form. The focus of the lectures will be twofold: first, to trace key historical developments of projection in architecture from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment into the 20th century, and second, to explain the comprehensive codification of descriptive geometry and the means by which it is practiced.
We will see that projective systems have affected relationships between masons, carpenters, engineers, mathematicians, cartographers, painters, and architects. The impact of the computer on architecture’s perennial oscillation between the three and two dimensions of projection will come into focus. The representation of objects as we see them and their measured description, two tasks that are conventionally distinguished in architectural drawing, will be shown to have been unwittingly, in many respects, mutually determined and transformed.
This course, 2122, was previously offered as 2102M2.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits
Diane Davis, Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Eve Blau, Preston Scott Cohen, Jill Desimini, Gareth Doherty, Ann Forsyth, Andreas Georgoulias, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Herzfeld, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Jane Hutton, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Jerold Kayden, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Mark Mulligan, John Nastasi, Erkin Ozay, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Raymond Torto, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Martin Bechthold
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.