GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012
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Courses taught by Ingeborg Rocker
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.
06336: On The Bri[n]ck: Architecture of the Envelope (SCI 0633600)
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 505
On the Bri(n)ck: Architectural Envelope traces the historical development of a debate concerning the architectural envelope beginning at the end of the 19th century. It was then when new materials and technologies became available and began to inform architecture and discussions led in its behalf. Architects began to question the role mass-production should play in architecture, as well as they questioned the influence of new notation and construction—techniques available to develop and conceive of the architects’ work. Today these and similar questions gain a new relevance as the digital medium literally in-forms the conceptualization and production of architecture. A directed reading sequence of primary texts were used to encircle a spectrum of possible answers.
Assigned student presentations focused on the critical analysis of case studies of performative brick units through drawing, and writing. These short studies will prepare the development of each team’s brick manifesto, unit and envelope proposal.
This year the focus will lay on the production of brick prototypes using different casting techniques. The brick prototypes may range from super thin ceramic tiles, to rather complex three dimensional cooling/heating systems. The seminar will study how modular units can be adopted and transformed for diverse criteria contingent on digital design and fabrication tools.
Hands-on workshops on digital fabrication will supplement the analytic inquiry with the aim to produce first speculative performative brick-units and an envelope-model leading to a 1:1 built version using the latest CAD/CAM facilities of the school. The workshops associated with the seminar will teach Grasshopper, and MasterCam basics.
While reading, writing, and graphic analysis are important for the seminar, the major focus will lie on numerically controlled fabrication. The seminar-workshop suggests a method of research that bridges between the different practices of architecture and their significance to the modernist and after modernist history of brick. Prerequisites: Rhino modeling, some knowledge of Grasshopper, MasterCam are good but not required.
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.
09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)
Research Seminar - 12 credits
Felipe Correa, Danielle Etzler, Eric Howeler, Florian Idenburg, Sanford Kwinter, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Preston Scott Cohen, Mack Scogin
Each student conducts a design exploration that tests and expands the thesis.
Prerequisites: completion of two (2) options studios and approval of thesis preparation documents by thesis advisor.