The Space Between Workshop Review: MIT's Graduate Level Free Architecture Course

Published Jan 09, 2009

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Expand your knowledge of architectural design in this free OpenCourseWare about space as a part of design. Offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 'The Space Between Workshop' presents a twist on conventional concepts of architectural design by exploring space as an aspect of design. This course is recommended for those who have a graduate-level knowledge of architectural design, sketching and modeling.

The Space Between Workshop (Architecture): Course Specifics

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The Space Between Workshop (Architecture): Course Description

Typically, architects have first thought about the objects they're designing, rather than open spaces. In this free Architecture OpenCourseWare offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and developed by Professor Jan Wampler, students explore the concepts of space before examining architectural objects. You'll be asked to consider how spaces, such as parks, alleys or courtyards, interact with built objects by using photographs, sketches and models. Through ongoing assignments, students take real-life architectural examples of neighborhoods or areas to gain understanding of the relationship between buildings, space and community. In this free OpenCourseWare, you will draw sketches and build models with various materials that demonstrate the open spaces and their transitions as they relate to a detailed area.

This OpenCourseWare about the Space Between includes assignment information, a student reference discussion and an image gallery of student projects that are available online for free. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the space in architecture course page.

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