ARC 406 / ENV 406 (STX)
Energy and Form
This course will familiarize participants with the basic theories and practices of ecological design in architecture. It will promote professional practices that foster environmentally sound design decision-making and achieve beneficial social and economic outcomes. It will investigate how designing within the matrix of natural systems and processes can enhance both the experiential and poetic dimensions of architecture.
Sample reading list:
Wood/Andraos, Above the Pavement the Farm
Kunstler, Howard, World Made by Hand: A Novel
Pollan, Michael, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Steel, Carolyn, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Wright, Frank Lloyd, The Living City
See instructor for complete list
1. Development and presentation of case studies highlighting ecological design. 2. Site analysis and conceptual designs of small bio-climatically designed housing unit. 3. Larger complex site development of an institutional project - by team. 4. Final project submittals with supporting narratives. Alternative to 3 and 4 is a 20 pp. research case study to also be presented in class.
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Design Project - 30%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Not Open to Freshmen.
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