Architecture Studio: Intentions

Instructor(s): Prof. Joel Turkel
MIT Course Number: 4.104
As Taught In: Spring 2005
Level: Undergraduate
 

Course Description

This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture’s role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students’ architectural vocabulary.

CALENDAR:

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Welcome and Intro. Course OutlineAssignment 1 – Written Intentions
2 Review of 4.101Assignment 2 – Selecting a Reading/Writing Place Assignment 1 due
3 Assignment 3 – Dimensions 1Studio: Work on Assignment 3 with TAs Assignment 2 due
4 Assignment 4 – Dimensions 2Studio: Work on Assignment 4 with TAs Assignment 3 due
5 Assignment 5 – Conceiving the 3rd SpaceStudio: Design. Assignment 5 with TAs Assignment 4 due
6 Studio: Design. Assignment 5 with TAs (cont.)Assignment 6 – Constructing the 3rd Space

Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs

Assignment 5 due
7 Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs (cont.)
8 Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 6 with TAs (cont.)
9 Pin-up Assignments 5 and 6Studio: Review in Peer Groups Assignment 6 due
10 Assignment 7 – HierarchiesStudio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs
11 Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)
12 Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)
13 Studio: Design/Build. Assignment 7 with TAs (cont.)
14 Assignment 8 – Site and ProgramStudio: Design. Assignment 8 with TAs Assignment 7 due
15 Studio: Design. Assignment 8 with TAs (cont.)
16 Assignment 9 – Written Intentions 2Studio: Discuss Assignment 9 with TAs Assignment 8 due
17 Assignment 10 – Design DevelopmentStudio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel Assignment 9 due
18 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/JoelIndividual tasks for mid-review assigned
19 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel
20 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
21 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
22 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
23 Pin-up of Assignment 10 Assignment 10 due
24 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel
25 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
26 Assignment 11 – Sectional Models
27 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel
28 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
29 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
30 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
31 Midterm Review of Final Project Assignment 11 due
32 Assignment 12 – Final presentation mock-upsStudio: Work on Assignment 12 with TAs
33 Mock-up Presentations ReviewedStudio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel Assignment 12 due
34 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)
35 Studio: Design/Build. Desk crits with TAs/Joel (cont.)Individual Tasks from Mid-review Assigned
36 Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel
37 Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)
38 Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)
39 Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel (cont.)
40 Last Day of Studio: Work on Final Presentations with TAs/Joel
41 Final Review, Main Architecture Building

ASSIGNEMENTS:

The twelve assignments from the class are presented here.

SES # ASSIGNMENTS SUPPLEMENTAL FILES
2 Written Intentions (PDF)
3 Selecting a Reading / Writing Place (PDF)
4 Dimensions 1 (PDF)
5 Dimensions 2 (PDF)
6 Conceiving the “Third Space” (PDF)
9 Constructing the “Third Space” (PDF)
14 Hierarchies (PDF)
16 Site and Program (PDF) Site FilesSite Overview Map (PDF)

Faculty Parking Lot (PDF)

Student Center / Rockwell Slot (PDF)

MIT Sailing Pavillion (PDF)

Media Lab / Medical Center Courtyard (PDF)

Metropolitan Storage Warehouse (PDF)

17 Written Intentions 2 (PDF)
23 Design Development (PDF)
31 Sectional Models (PDF)
33 Final Presentation Mock-ups (PDF)

PROJECTS:

Throughout the semester the students recorded their work for their own portfolios and for the studio. Below is a gallery of images of the student work from the semester. All work is courtesy of the student named, and used with permission.

Haruka Horiuchi

Harini Rajaraman

Catherine Kim

STUDIO IMAGES:

The culture of the studio is an important aspect of architectural teaching, separating studio classes from lecture classes. These images attempt to give some insights into that culture. All the images are courtesy of Leo Shieh, and used with permission.

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