School of Architecture


ARCH 2002 Architectural Design IV

Architectural Design IV explores the connection between architecture and context. Students learn to investigate the qualities and complexities of the landscape and develop a system of notation; explore ecological and spatial characteristics that define the site and larger context as well as the opportunities they present in the development of architectural interventions; establish a critical design approach utilizing analysis and research to inform responses to site that respect and challenge the perceptions of architecture and its interaction with landscape; and develop a tectonic language consistent with the defined conceptual approach through iteration, resulting in material clarity and the development of details.