Experiencing Architecture Studio

Wood model of a structure designed by student Merritt Tam.

Studio for an Optimist's Daughter. (Final project by Merritt Tam.)


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Spring 2003



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Course Description

This course uses scale models to design environments that orchestrate contrasting material properties and conventional constructional systems to create places that foster specific ways of inhabiting space. It also demonstrates how architecture differs from other forms of design. Intended for students to test aptitude for architectural design and to experience an unfamiliar mode of thought, it's conducted in a studio format, with lectures on architectural theory and history, and structured for students with no previous experience in design.

Required of Architecture majors.

William Hubbard. 4.101 Experiencing Architecture Studio, Spring 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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