GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014

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Courses taught by Cameron Wu

01102: Second Semester Core: SITUATE (STU 0110200)

Architecture
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Grace La, Cameron Wu, Katy Barkan, Jeffry Burchard, Max Kuo, Renata Sentkiewicz, Elizabeth Whittaker, Ingeborg Rocker

Course Description

The overarching pedagogical agenda for second semester is to expand upon the design methodologies developed in the first semester such that students acquire an understanding of the interwoven relationship between form, space, structure, and materiality. This semester extends the subject matter to include the fundamental parameters of site and program, considered foundational to the discipline of architecture. Through the design problems, students will also engage in multiple modes of analytical processes that inform and inspire the study of mass, proportion, and tactility. Prerequisites: GSD 1101


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02416: Conic and Developable Surfaces (VIS 0241600)

Architecture
Seminar Workshop - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30   Gund 510

Instructor(s)
Cameron Wu

Course Description

In terms of Differential Geometry, developable surfaces are defined as those with vanishing Gaussian curvature which can be unrolled to a plane without distortion. The advent of complex surfaces in recent architecture has necessitated the use of developables to post-rationalize surfaces of double curvature for increased economy and constructability. Although these surface classes only comprise a small subset of all surfaces, they are capable of producing a remarkable amount of complexity and continuity when deployed in specific and precise permutations.

In this seminar, students will engage in the mathematical description and behavior of tangential developables, generalized cones, and generalized cylinders as the a priori building blocks of a (periodic) architectural language. Also of interest will be the mathematically related doubly-ruled surfaces of the hyperbolic paraboloid and the hyperboloid of revolution. In depth analysis of historical precedents of form and construction methods will serve as the geometric and discursive springboard for a set of design exercises which will culminate in a final prototype fabrication. Design propositions exhibiting discrete aggregations of surfaces may challenge recent fascinations with the smooth and continuous.


Format. Each three-hour session will consist of theoretical and technical lectures, as well as pinups and intermediate presentations from students.

Prerequisites. Working knowledge of Rhino/Grasshopper or Digital Project.

Evaluation will be based on class engagement, design exercises, and the final prototype fabrication.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Beth Altringer, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Sonja Duempelmann, Ed Eigen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Jane Hutton, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Kiel Moe, Richard Peiser, Robert Pietrusko, Peter Rowe, David Sanderson, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Bing Wang, Matthew Wilson, Cameron Wu, Ann Forsyth, Rahul Mehrotra

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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09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 12 credits

Instructor(s)
Jeffry Burchard, Preston Scott Cohen, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Florian Idenburg, Alex Krieger, Sanford Kwinter, Grace La, Christopher Lee, Mark Mulligan, Paul Nakazawa, Antoine Picon, Ingeborg Rocker, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Charles Waldheim, Elizabeth Whittaker, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Ed Eigen

Course Description

Following preparation in GSD 9203, each student conducts a design exploration that tests and expands the thesis.Prerequisites: GSD 9203


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