Architectural Design OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Architectural Design Class

Published Feb 22, 2009

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'Architectural Design' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology that examines a range of architectural concepts and challenges students through sketches, problems, and investigative design techniques. Students who are pursuing undergraduate degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Science in Art and Design, will find the information in this undergraduate-level course beneficial.

Architectural Design: Intentions: Course Specifics

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Architectural Design: Intentions: Course Description

There are many factors that influence architectural design, including the architects' values, architectural schools and architectural movements. 'Architectural Design' is a free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture. The objectives of this course are to assist students to expand upon the knowledge, skills and ideas that have nurtured others in architectural studies and to develop their own personal design skills. Students will learn to incorporate their individual attitudes and intentions as they relate to spatial, contextual, structural and phenomenological concepts into the design process. Students who complete 'Architectural Design: Intentions' will learn several techniques for displaying their ideas, develop models and master free-hand and hard-line drawing methods.

Course materials include downloadable assignments, a list of related readings, and a photo gallery of student-submitted projects and studio images. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the architectural design course page.

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