Nature and Artifice 2 (ARC2239.01)

Don Sherefkin

Because architecture seeks to establish a degree of permanence in the world, it is by definition, not natural, a work of human artifice. But our structures are very much of the earth, and the history of architecture is a record of the manifold ways in which cultures have understood, and responded to, their relationship to nature.

This history of architecture will be organized around 7 themes. Memory, Site, Order, Body, Space, Control and Energy.

There will be Weekly readings on the history and theory of architecture, and students will participate in online discussion forums. Each class will consist of slides, videos and lectures.

For the 2000 level, students will learn to make freehand sketches of plans, sections and elevations.
For the 4000 level, students will create a design project each week, related to the themes.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty remote
Prerequisites:No prerequisites for 2000. For 4000, prior work in architecture, or permission of the instructor
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Architecture