4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes

Fall 2005

The final model from the studio.
An aerial view of all the student projects in place on the BU Bridge model, from the final review. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a selection of assignments from the class, as well as a gallery of images of student work in the projects section.

Course Description

This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models.

This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would be useful to look at both together.

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Prof. Alan Joslin

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
4 hours / session