Architectural Design Level II (Material Essence, The Glass House) OpenCourseWare: Graduate Level Free Online Course by MIT on the Study of Architectural Design

Published Jan 11, 2009

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Study the facets of form and technically driven challenges of architectural design in this free OpenCourseWare class, 'Architectural Design Level II (Material Essence, The Glass House)', at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). These free course materials may be beneficial for someone pursuing a Master of Architecture or a Master of Science in Architectural Studies.

Architectural Design Level II (Material Essence, The Glass House): Course Specifics

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Architectural Design Level II (Material Essence, The Glass House): Course Description

The creation of architecture as a resource and technically driven venture is the center of this free OpenCourseWare. MIT Professor Andrew Scott taught this course, which concentrates on the 'glasshouse'. This 19th century development led to advancements in the development and production of glass and cast iron. Today's continual development of new materials and technologies proves the prospect still is in existence. Studio assignments and projects, which focus on several prominent architects (i.e. Ban, Zumthor and Joy) and their work, constitute the class format. Various professionals, such as engineers and landscape architects, contribute their support and evaluations to the studio environment.

The OpenCourseWare website for this course includes several studio assignments and class exercises. If you're interested in these free online materials, visit the architectural design course page.

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