Third Semester Architecture Core: INTEGRATE

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.