This is an advanced studio class for students who are self-directed and have a proficient understanding of basic architectural concepts, history and theory.
Students will develop skills needed to communicate architectural concepts and develop personal approaches to the design process. Such factors as climate, place, orientation, program, cultural ideas about place and space, how the built world acts in relation to the natural world as a manifestation of our cultural values, materials and structure are studied while completing assignments where we design objects and environments. The course will concentrate on developing the students’ ability to develop architectural concepts and translate them into two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations. This term we will be focusing on biomimicry-inspired design using digital fabrication using the laser cutter, cnc router and rapid prototypers.