GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:09.
Courses taught by Danielle Etzler
01201: Third Semester Core: INTEGRATE (STU 0120100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 12:30 - 6:00
Integration is the agenda for the third semester architecture design studio. Architecture is fundamentally a part-to-whole problem, involving the complex integration of building components, systems and processes into a synthetic whole. Structural systems, envelope design, and environmental and thermodynamic processes will be systematically addressed in the development of a single project during the course of the whole semester. The building type consists of a multi-program urban building, requiring careful consideration of access and exchanges (circulatory, visual and energy), between programs. During that time students will work in consultation with engineers and scientists. Design exercises will be addressed through team and individual study. Prerequisites: GSD 1101 and GSD 1102, or advanced standing in the MArch I program.
06121 [M1]: Construction Lab (SCI 0612100)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 111
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 110
Monday 11:30 - 1:00 Gund - Piper
This course will meet for the first time on Friday, August 30th, at 9 am in Room 111.
This module introduces students to fundamental properties and behaviors of buildings and other structures. Principles of design and construction are discussed in a comprehensive manner involving conceptual, historical, and technical analyses. Students learn to evaluate empirically various types of constructs and use analytical skills to enhance their design capabilities. Lectures will cover fundamental statics; types of loads and reactions; material properties and fabrication; types of joinery; classifying families of building structures; and other related topics. Abstract and architectonic exercises involving both intuitive and analytical design approaches will take place in a workshop format, with students working both individually and in teams.
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.