Type | Prototype (ARC4125.01)

Farhad Mirza (new faculty as of 8/27/2021)

The relationship between form and site has been of paramount concern to architects and planners through the ages. In this studio we will focus on programmatic analysis and the significance of site, and how context and function might influence the design of spaces/buildings.

The first half of the term we will study libraries. Looking at precedents both traditional and contemporary, we will develop the program for a college campus library. We will examine the different uses of groups that will occupy it and what their requirements might be. The studio will require each student to develop a conceptual, programmatic, and organisational proposal that navigates the relationship and adjacencies required by the program of a campus library. In the second half of the term, we will apply our learning to an actual site allowing physical constraints and opportunities to morph our prototype into a design proposal for Bennington Campus.

Learning Outcomes:
Analysis of a site
Researching the history of a program type and future potentials
Development of a new facility
Presentation of the project in a public setting

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Prior work in Architecture, or permission of instructor: contact dsherefkin@bennington.edu. Register with Donald Sherefkin
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

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