Integrated Design OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Architecture Course by MIT on the Study of Integrated Design

Published Feb 22, 2009

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'Introduction to Integrated Design' is an OpenCourseWare provided by MIT that analyzes several case studies to help students to gain insights into architectural issues, such as structures sustainability and architectural history. Undergraduate students with an interest in Architecture, Landscape Design and Urban Planning may find this course to be beneficial.

Introduction to Integrated Design: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Integrated Design: Course Description

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture sponsors this OpenCourseWare, titled 'Introduction to Integrated Design,' which investigates several fundamental architectural issues by viewing them through a series of unique design examples. The course is given in a lecture format by Professor Angela Watson. Students will learn how to use a variety of materials and will study the relationship between architecture and associated disciplines. To enhance their comprehension and ability to apply course concepts, students are required to create several projects, including designing a pedestrian bridge. Some other projects that are designed to clarify the course themes include building a guest pavilion for a house and developing a modern architecture chronology.

The materials for this course include downloadable lecture notes and assignments, as well as a list of student projects with accompanying images. If you would like to take advantage of this free OpenCourseware, visit the integrated design course page.

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