GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:09.
Courses taught by Cameron Wu
01101: First Semester Core: PROJECT (STU 0110100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Project is the first core studio of the four-semester sequence of the MArch I program. With a multiplicity of references, Project may refer to fundamental modes of architectural representation, the mapping of the subject in the larger objective context, or a conceptual foray into territory unknown.
A series of focused and intense design exercises requires students to investigate fundamental disciplinary issues of architectural thought, practice, and representation. As the introductory studio in the first professional degree program, the curriculum addresses the varied educational backgrounds of incoming MArch I candidates. Specifically, students are encouraged to leverage their varied expertise in the sciences, humanities, and other disciplines to find provocative and perhaps unexpected motivations of architectural form. Techniques of representation and iterative development across various mediums will be required.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MArch I program
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
Iñaki Abalos, Frank Apeseche, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Joan Busquets, Jana Cephas, Ed Eigen, Rosetta Elkin, Andreas Georgoulias, Michael Hooper, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Judith Grant Long, Yanni Loukissas, David Mah, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Mark Mulligan, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Christine Smith, Maryann Thompson, Raymond Torto, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Diane Davis, Eric Howeler, Neil Brenner
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 the faculty member sponsoring the study.
09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)
Research Seminar - 12 credits
Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Jana Cephas, Danielle Etzler, Eric Howeler, Florian Idenburg, Panagiotis Michalatos, Ingeborg Rocker, Allen Sayegh, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Andrew Witt, Cameron Wu, Ed Eigen
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.