Subjects

The Department of Architecture is "Course 4." The method of assigning numbers to classes is to write the course number in Arabic numerals followed by a period and three digits, which are used to differentiate courses. Most classes retain the same number from year to year. Architecture groups its numbers by discipline group.

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IAP 2019 Class Schedule — last updated 12/11/2018
Spring 2019 Class Schedule — last updated 12/11/2018
Fall 2018 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chart — last updated 5/1/2018
Fall 2018 Final Exam + Review Schedule — last updated 12/5/2018
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information — last updated 6/5/2018

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Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
Onur Yuce Gun, Chris Wawrousek
units
N/A
schedule
JAN 30 - FEB 1 (TBA)
prerequisites
Advance sign-up required
description

Can shoes become more like gloves?

Architecture and Urbanism

instructors
units
2-5-2 U
schedule
JAN 7-28, 2019:, MW 9:30-11:30, MTWRF 12-5 (3-133, studio)
prerequisites
description

Introduces fundamental design principles as a way to demystify design and provide a basic introduction to all aspects of the process. Stimulates creativity, abstract thinking, representation, iteration, and design development. Equips students with skills to have more effective communication with designers, and develops their ability to apply the foundations of design to any discipline.

instructors
Jennifer O'Brien
units
0-3-3 G
schedule
JAN 8-24, 2019:, TWR 1-5:30 (N51-160)
prerequisites
permission of instructor
description

The curriculum is designed to cover fundamental skills for beginners, such as driving a screw to join two boards or using a miter saw to quickly and accurately cut several pieces to the same length, but also offers opportunity for experienced fabricators to continue to expand their knowledge be it through multi-axis toolpath programming, precision machining and turning, electronics, robotics, e

instructors
Danniely Staback, Luisel Zayas
units
0-3-6 G
schedule
JAN 7-29, 2019, Documentation/Presentations TBA (on-site, Puerto Rico)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

We seek applications from MArch, SMArchS, DUSP, BSA, and BSAD students interested in architecture’s relevance for disaster relief, with strong design and fabrication skills, or relevant experience.
 

instructors
units
0-3-6 G
schedule
JAN 7-FEB. 1, 2019 (on-site Shanghai)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Robotic additive manufacture and assembly of novel shell structures

instructors
Rafi Segal, Kelly Leilani Main
units
0-9-3 G
schedule
JAN 10-11: @MIT, JAN 14-25: Philippines, JAN 28-FEB 1: @MIT, FEB 8 (tent.): Review @MIT ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Cavite province, a largely agricultural province, is rapidly urbanizing due to affordable housing pressures and the wide availability of land for extensive suburban development. However, much of this growth happens haphazardly, threatening local environmental resources and exacerbating the impacts of climate change.

instructors
units
3-6-3 G
schedule
JAN 5-25:, San Pedro de Atacama (precise return date TBD), JAN 5-11:, site visits, interviews, filming & sound recording, JAN 12-25:, editing w-shop w/ Francisco Lobo, add'l filming as req'd, JAN 25-FEB 3, Follow-up work at MIT, FEB 8:, Review at MIT, rough cut screening (JAN 25-FEB 3: 10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This workshop will study the architecture of observatories, the technological lens through which we observe, and the impacts of this technology on the territory it occupies.

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Gilad Rosenzweig
units
6-0-0 G
schedule
MTWRF 2-6 (9-451)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students work in pre-selected teams that are accepted to the designX program on the development of new ventures in design and the human environment.  They work on market analysis, an understanding of the “trendscape” of innovation related to their ventures, and on team and business organization.  A series of workshops and presentations are interspersed with one-on-one critiques with instructors

instructors
Maroula Bacharidou and Athina Papadopoulou, Irina Chernyakova, Coord.
units
6G
schedule
JAN 14-31 (TBA)
prerequisites
description

The Experiments in Pedagogy are tests and provocations. Selected from an open call, the Experiments allow students and faculty to take on topics and modes of inquiry that do not fit into the current curriculum. They are an invitation to students and faculty to investigate new models, formats, and topics of learning, design, and research.

Computation

instructors
George Stiny, Diego Pinochet
units
0-3-0 P/D/F G
schedule
F 1/18, 10-12, M-F 1/21-25, 9-5 (studio)
prerequisites
description

This is a one-week interdisciplinary, collaborative workshop exploring innovative methods of design.  The workshop will involve students at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile, as part of the MIT-Chile MISTI program, and students at MIT.  The workshop project will consist of the design and fabrication of original lighting units (materials and conventional/computer tools for fabrication w