Species of Spaces (ARC2130.01)

Donald Sherefkin

Working from George Perec’s essay, this studio will explore strategies of describing the physical world, with an emphasis on the elements of architecture. The subjects of the work will include rooms, buildings, cities and maps, both real and imaginary.

Beginning with a sheet of paper as our starting point, students will gradually work with increasingly larger scales, following Perec’s trajectory, reaching the scope of the city and the world beyond.

Weekly drawing and model making assignments will be tuned to exploit the qualities of these various spaces. Students will work in a range of media and techniques, including the use of traditional architectural projection systems, which will be introduced through in-class workshops.

Learning Outcomes:
Understanding the process of design thinking through iteration
Exploring architectural projection systems.
Creating scale models and drawings.
Presentation of work in a public forum.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Architecture , Four Credit , Fully In-Person