Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning
This course is a research-design-build studio focused on full-scale fabrication project. The intent of this course is to further develop students' awareness and understanding of the built environment through both the study of project-related historical and theoretical issues and hands-on design and assembly. Working through an intensive sequence of research, design, and fabrication phases, the studio will undertake to identify, comprehend, and address the theoretical issues at stake in the semester-long project, develop design work that responds to these issues, and collectively work together toward the full-scale realization of the design work created by the studio. As the semester progresses, additional design, representation, and production tools will be introduced and used for developing work for the project, from graphics software to the laser cutter. Additional information about the studio and its past project may be found at: http://www.facebook.com/wesnorthstudio.
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|Course Format: Studio
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(IDEA-MN)
Readings relevant to topics explored in the semester project will be assigned. In addition, a sequence of theoretical texts on architecture will be introduced in order to familiarize students with the complexity of issues which have driven historical architectural debate on issues related to the semester project.
|Examinations and Assignments:
Assignments include both individual and group work in areas of research, design, and full-scale fabrication. Studio assignments are cumulative and form part of a single, semester-long project undertaken by the studio as a whole. In addition, each student will keep a sketchbook as a record of design work and development of architectural thought.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
In addition to scheduled studio class time, there will be approximately 30 hours of scheduled fabrication time in the second half of the semester.
Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Selection by interview with instructor.
Pre-requisite: Architecture I
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