Subjects

instructors
Arindam Dutta, Bish Sanyal
units
TBA G
schedule
W 2-5 (9-425)
prerequisites
description

This is a field-based practicum jointly offered by SA+P faculty and faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur to study contemporary patterns of urbanization in medium-sized cities in India where the phenomenon is no longer geographically and geo-economically limited to the precincts of what are administratively defined as “cities.” The practicum is a mutual collaboration be

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Gilad Rosenzweig, Tony Vanky, Matthew Claudel
units
2-4-6 G
schedule
W 5-7, F 9-1 (TBA)
prerequisites
IAP 11.S995
description

This workshop is designed to assist students in Architecture, Planning, Media, Real Estate, and Art to design innovative ideas, products, services, and firms that will improve the built environment.

instructors
Jongwan Kwon, Iman Fayyad
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
description

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of design thinking. Through a combination of drawing and making, students will learn how to materialize and spatialize organizational systems, drawing from precedents in mathematics, nature, and other disciplines.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
WF 2:30-5 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
description

Overview of design as the giving of form, order, and interactivity to the objects that define our daily life. Follows the path from project to interactive product. Covers the overall design process, preparing students for work in a hands-on studio learning environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints.

instructors
Benjamin Fry, James Grady
units
2-4-6 U/G
schedule
W 9:30-10:30, F 9:30-11:30 (3-442, 3-442)
prerequisites
description

Undergraduate students: register for 4.032
Graduate students: register for 4.S02

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 3-4:30 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
description

Introduces core principles, techniques and technologies for design across a wide range of media in a studio environment. Explores ideas related to form, materials, tools, systems, and structures through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and tools for the translation of design concepts into digital and physical constructs.

instructors
J. Meejin Yoon, Neri Oxman
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
T 10-12, W 7-9 (E14-633, 9-451)
prerequisites
description

IMPORTANT: Recitation added as of 2/6/2017 (meets W 7-9, room 9-451

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
WF 9:30-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
description

Provides instruction in designing and building a functional piece of furniture from an original design. Develops woodworking techniques from use of traditional hand tools to digital fabrication. Gives students the opportunity to practice design without using a building program or code.

instructors
units
3-9-6 U/G
schedule
W 2-5 (5-414 studio)
prerequisites
UG: Permission of instructor; Grad: MAS.863J or Permission of instructor
description

NOTE: Class meets in studio 5-414

Undergraduates register for: 4.141
Graduates register for: 4.142

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
4.151
description

The Second Core studio poses three challenges for the semester: Who do we envision as our architecture’s subject and by what means do we conjure up this subject for the purposes of design? In what ways might architecture reinforce and transform an old but historically progressive institution?

instructors
Keith Krumwiede
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TF 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

“The problem is this: How to love people who have no use.”  — Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

instructors
Angelo Bucci
units
0-10-11G
schedule
RF 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

The goal of this studio is to explore design strategies for Affordable Housing in Sao Paulo's downtown, where infrastructure abundancy contrasts with scarcity of housing, and on its outskirts, the opposite.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TR 1-6 (7-403 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Travel to Japan (required): Leaving March 25th; Coming back April 1st (air travel and stay included)  

Sponsors: MIT ARCH + Dean’s Office + MISTI Japan + Vladimir Kovin

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TF 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

The studio will mine the potentials for architecture in the relationship between mythical narrative histories and fantastical environmental conditions; specifically, we’ll be looking at Icelandic sagas and Iceland’s enigmatic landscape to imagine unusual, unfamiliar, arresting architectural forms and spaces that establish a charged dialogue with Iceland’s culture and nature.

instructors
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TR 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

On DESERT FORM/ATION and WASTE-SCAPES
the RADICAL REVISIONING of LIGHTWEIGHT 
NOMADIC ONTOLOGY (Ute Tipi to Robotic TP

instructors
Caitlin Mueller, Janet Echelman, David Feldman
units
0-10-11G / 0-4-8G
schedule
4.154: TR 1-6, 4.S23: TR 3-6 (3-415 (studio), 3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Note: Schedule change for 4.S23 - now meets TR 3-6

instructors
Linna Choi, Tarik Oualalou
units
0-10-11G
schedule
R 1-6, F 12-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Architects often enter a project long after its critical limits have been defined, as one small player in a predetermined process. They are not participants in what occurs before their entry into a project, nor are they often involved in the life of a project after it is built.

instructors
Rafi Segal, Marie Law Adams
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (7-404 (studio))
prerequisites
4.145, 4.162 or permission of instructor
description

Joint Urban Studio & Practicum

instructors
units
9G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The workshop will research Digital learning solutions, and the potential to transform the studio into a collective educational experience based on the usage of social media tools under an open competition format.

 

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (3-133)
prerequisites
4.252J, 11.001J
description

G: Register for 4.241 or 11.330J
UG: Register for 4.251

instructors
Marie Law Adams
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Examines innovations in urban design practice occurring through the work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Features lectures by major national and global practitioners in urban design.

instructors
Brent Ryan
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 2-4 (10-401)
prerequisites
4.252J, 11.301J
description

Are there multiple urban designs, and if so, which one is ‘correct’?

What urban design principles best fit different human environments, old and new?

How can good urban design occur in democratic, decentralized settings?

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Peter Roth
units
6-0-12 G
schedule
MW 2:30-5:30, M 6-7:30 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the synthesis of projects for the real estate development industry, including the integration of physical design and programming with finance and marketing. Interdisciplinary student teams analyze how to maximize value in large-scale, mixed use projects in the process of preparing professional development proposals, involving sites in US cities and internationally.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
M 1-4 (IDC Garage Space — N52)
prerequisites
description

Note: room changed to the IDC N52 Garage Space

A new course between the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Engineering and MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Instructors
Miho Mazereeuw, Department of Architecture
Adam Norige, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Jarrod Goentzel, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 5-8 (1-150)
prerequisites
None
description

Architecture has a deep history of integrating drawing and making; however, the Albertian orthographic mandate has produced a schism in this reciprocal relationship. It has relegated architects to producing representations of architectural intent while handing over the responsibility of means and methods of making to builders.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 2-3:30 (35-308)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

4.S13 (Architectural Assemblies), is a framework geared towards the development of innovative architectural systems, with a specific focus on the building envelope. The course seeks to adapt processes from the aerospace and automotive industries to investigate buildings as prefabricated design and engineering assemblies.

instructors
Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro
units
2-1-6 G
schedule
R 10-12 (9-217 tent.)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Globalization, in its different meanings, has exerted a singular conception of the world.  While we are working hard to understand its impact on the political and economic levels, its less-than-satisfactory spatial manifestations have yet to find the adequate tools to address them.

instructors
Caitlin Mueller, Janet Echelman, David Feldman
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Meets with the Mueller/Echelman/Feldman section of 4.154 Architecture Design Option Studio

Description coming soon.

instructors
units
3-0-0G
schedule
M 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores initial thesis ideas and bases for choosing among multiple interests. Assessment of design research strengths and weaknesses. Overview of conceptual frameworks and research methods. Preparation for summer field research and proposal development.

instructors
units
TBA U
schedule
()
prerequisites
description

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. UROP offers the chance to work on cutting edge research—whether you join established research projects or pursue your own ideas. This subject is pass/fail — students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.