Arch 310 Design Fundamentals 1

The design studio is constructed as a series of interconnected projects that develop particular inquiries and skills into fundamental issues of architecture design and discourse. These issues range from the performance and perception of form and material, tectonics, development of expertise in representational conventions, to design methods. The course, developed as a sequence of interrelated projects, allows for the development, experimentation, and intimate understanding of the translation of two-dimensional properties into three-dimensional spatial conditions: from shape to form, drawing to model, from representation to material, diagram to program, analysis to context. Knowledges acquired through projects will necessarily be reinvested into subsequent projects to allow for a keen understanding of design method, as a process, being integral to the success of architecture projects.