Third Semester Core: Architectural Design

The third of a four-semester sequence of design studios brings together the exploration of ‘type’ with the technique of architectural form-making. The studio vehicle will be a precinct of university housing including a mixture of academic components. Housing typologies will be explored within the context of the overall university project considering programmatic relationships between individuals and groups which support knowledge creation and intellectual discourse. The semester-long project will be subdivided into a series of focus studies. These will target the formal, spatial and technical development of the full spectrum of scales from that of human occupation to the aggregation of units and the shaping of interior and exterior public spaces. Design exercises will be addressed through team and individual study. Prerequisites: GSD 1101 and GSD 1102, or advanced standing in the MArch I program.