4.101 Experiencing Architecture Studio

Spring 2003

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

Course Highlights

The highlights of this course include a gallery of student work from the past year, and a comprehensive set of lecture notes from the class, on topics ranging from renaissance proportion to pouring concrete. The lectures are ordered as they were given, and allow you to follow along with the sequence of events in the class.

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.

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Prof. William Hubbard

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session