4.104 | Spring 2005 | Undergraduate

Architecture Studio: Intentions


Along with three articles, the class also studied a few buildings which corresponded with the readings. Those are listed below under “References.”


Buy at MIT Press  Rowe, Colin, ed. “Mathematics of the Ideal Villa.” In Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987, pp. 1-29. ISBN: 0262680378.

Kahn, Louis I., ed. “The Value and Aim in Sketching.” In Writings, Lectures, Interviews. New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, 1991, pp. 10-14.

Buy at MIT Press  Corbusier, Le. The Modulor: A Harmonious Measure to the Human Scale Universally Applicable to Architecture and Mechanics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1971. ISBN: 0262620065.


Villa Savoie - Poissy, France - Le Corbusier, 1929.

Villa Garches (Villa Stein) - Garches, France - Le Corbusier, 1927.

La Malcontenta - Outskirts of Venice, Italy - Andrea Palladio, 1560.

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Spring 2005
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