4.155B Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT

Fall 2004

Four images representing the different stages of the studio: installation, tectonic model, analytical model, and final model. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete description of the process of the studio in the assignments section, and a gallery of the student work in the projects section.

Course Description

This studio will investigate the social, programmatic, tectonic and phenomenological performance and character of a student gathering place on the MIT campus. Whether it is simply for socializing or for more specific events, the student gathering place will serve as a refuge from the vigorous educational environment of the Institute, and it will reinforce a critical sense of "place" through the almost logical organization of its program. The place will foster a casual discovery of "being": a reflection upon the student's own existence based upon participation in group events and an intellectual attitude toward acting. To create a space that inspires, rather than imposes: such a discovery is the foremost challenge of this studio.

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Prof. Fernando Domeyko

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
4 hours / session