Elements of Architecture (ARC2121.01)

Donald Sherefkin

An introduction to the discipline of architectural exploration through direct experience, drawing and modeling. We begin with a series of abstract exercises which explore ways in which meaning is embedded in form, space, and movement.

These exercises gradually build into more complex architectural compositions organized around particular problems.

Workshops will focus on a range of representation techniques, including observational drawing, speculative sketching, analysis, collage, orthographic projection and both physical and digital modeling.

Students will learn to work in scale to generate projects that will be reviewed during regular studio critiques.


Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn principles of spatial development and a variety of techniques for representing their designs through orthographic drawings and physical models. The process for formulating design is heavily dependent on iteration-the practice of continuous testing and refinement of a design concept.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: ARC 2104: Architectural Graphics is required unless the student has already taken the course, or has permission from the faculty. If you need to take Architectural Graphics, the Registrar’s Office will register you in this course since you will not be able to add it online.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Architecture
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