Visionary Architecture (ARC4123.01)

Donald Sherefkin

Architectural propositions consist of images and models that postulate a reimagined reality. Sometimes these go so far as to posit new worlds. These often operate in an expressly experimental mode. This studio will explore the history of visionary architecture as expressed through texts and images, ranging from Piranesi and Raymond Roussel, to Lebbeus Woods and Italo Calvino. Students will develop a series of projects that will explore the limits of architecture through drawings and models.
In addition, weekly readings and sketch problems will be assigned.


Learning Outcomes:
Students in Visionary should be able to:
1. Understand the role of imaginary projects in the history of architecture.
2. Develop a concept from idea through realization through an iterative process.
3. Present the results in a graphically coherent and compelling manner.
4. Verbally communicate the conceptual content of the projects


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Prior work in architecture or permission of instructor (email dsherefkin@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Architecture , Fully In-Person
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