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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Fall 2019 Class Schedule — last updated 9/19/2019
Fall 2019 End-of-Term Exams and Reviews Chart — last updated 7/30/2019
Fall 2019 Final Exams & Reviews Schedule — last updated 9/23/2019
Spring 2020 End-of-Term Exams and Reviews Chart — last updated 10/9/2019
Registrar's Summary of Spring Term Changes
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information — last updated 8/27/2019

Institute Class Schedule
Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
Advisor
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Preparatory research development leading to a well-conceived proposition for the MArch design thesis. Students formulate a cohesive thesis argument and critical project using supportive research and case studies through a variety of representational media, critical traditions, and architectural/artistic conventions.

instructors
units
D1: urb: 3-0-6 G / D2: comp: 2-0-4 G
schedule
D1: Urb: M 10-1, D2: Comp: T 4-7 (D01 - Urb: 2-103, D02 - Comp: 5-232)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Urbanism students meet with (instructor TBA)
Computation students meet with (instructor TBA)
All other students consult C. Stewart

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 10:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.388
description

Note: 9/7/18 — scheduled changed back to F 9:30-11

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal in computation. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required for doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. Prior to candidacy, doctoral students are required to write and orally defend a proposal laying out the scope of their thesis, its significance, a survey of existing research and literature, the methods of research to be adopted, a bibliography and plan of work.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Program of research and writing of thesis; to be arranged by the student with supervising committee.

instructors
Cherie Abbanat
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
F 12-3 (9-217)
prerequisites
description

Designed for students writing a thesis in Urban Studies and Planning or Architecture. Develop research topics, review relevant research and scholarship, frame research questions and arguments, choose an appropriate methodology for analysis, and draft introductory and methodology sections.

Architecture and Urbanism

instructors
units
2-0-1 U
schedule
F 3-5 (1-150)
prerequisites
description

Note: Room change to 1-150

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (N52-342C (IDC))
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.

instructors
Axel Kilian, Daniel Marshall
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (7-434)
prerequisites
4.021 or 4.02A
description

Introduces the tools, techniques and technologies of design across a range of projects in a studio environment. Explores concepts related to form, function, materials, tools, and physical environments through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and the translation of design concepts into digital and physical reality.

instructors
Christopher Weaver
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-434)
prerequisites
4.022
description

Provides instruction in architectural design and project development within design constraints including architectural program and site. Students engage the design process through various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media. Working directly with representational and model making techniques, students gain experience in the conceptual, formal, spatial and material aspects of architecture.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
()
prerequisites
4.024 and 4.440
description

Provides instruction in more advanced architectural design projects. Students develop integrated design skills as they negotiate the complex issues of program, site, and form in a specific cultural context. Focuses on how architectural concepts and ideas translate into built environments that transform the public sphere. Studio designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (N52-342C (IDC "Garage"))
prerequisites
4.022
description

Note: this class will now meet in N52-342C (also known as the IDC "Garage")

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
F 9-12 (5-233)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Using Human-Centered Design to Impact the World.

instructors
Bo-Won Keum
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 9-12 (N52-391 (IDC))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides an introduction to visual communication, emphasizing the development of a visual and verbal vocabulary. Presents the fundamentals of line, shape, color, composition, visual hierarchy, word/image relationships and typography as building blocks for communicating with clarity, emotion, and meaning.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

Intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, taught through a series of short exercises. Covers a broad range of topics relating to the discourse of geometry as the basis of architectural design process. Focuses on projective drawings, explicit 3D modeling, and the reciprocity between representation and materialization.

instructors
units
2-2-5 U/G
schedule
WF 10-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
G: Permission of instructor
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
Jennifer Leung
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
T 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Note room change: the meeting room for this class is now 10-485

instructors
Jennifer OBrien, Zain Karsan, Neil Gershenfeld
units
3-9-6 G
schedule
W 1-4, R 5-6 (E14-633, E14-633)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides a practical hands-on introduction to digital fabrication, including CAD/CAM/CAE, NC machining, 3-D printing and scanning, molding and casting, composites, laser and waterjet cutting, PCB design and fabrication; sensors and actuators; mixed-signal instrumentation, embedded processing, and wired and wireless communications.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-434 (studio))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The studio establishes foundations for architectural design through three exercises that build up in scope to engage issues of form, space, organization, structure, circulation, use, and tectonics.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.152
description

Interdisciplinary approach to design through studio design problems that engage the domains of building technology, computation, and the cultural/historical geographies of energy.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Mandatory lottery process.

instructors
Enrique Walker, Daniel Marshall
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Mandatory lottery process.

instructors
Róisín Heneghan, Shih-Fu Peng
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-5 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

WHY

instructors
Rafi Segal, Alan Berger, Johah Susskind
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (10-485 (studio))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: the studio will be in room 10-485

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Lecture: T 9-10:30, Lab: see instructor (3-412, see instructor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: first meeting date changed from 9/11 to W 9/4 (9am-12pm)

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Summer 2019:, (see description @left), Half-term; 1st mtg:, T, Sept. 10: 9-12, 2nd day TBD (1st mtg. 5-231)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Half-Term Subject (1st)

Pamir Mountain Village Planning & Design for Disaster Mitigation

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 5-8 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Update — the room for this class is now 5-216 (as of 9/12/19)

instructors
Mark Jarzombek, Takehiko Nagakura, Eliyahu Keller, Eytan Mann
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
1st mtg:, T, 5/28, 10 am (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Digital Archaeology and Virtual Narratives’ is a collaborative workshop, bringing together the resources and expertise from the MIT Department of Architecture and the Archaeology Department at Ben Gurion University (BGU).

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
Summer 2019:, 1st mtg:, T, April 30, 5:30 pm (1st mtg. 7-429, Long Lounge)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

ON/OFF Architecture of the Earth is an Hands-On workshop in which students will integrate research, planning and design during two weeks. The main topic of the workshop is the dialectic relation between matter and space, and the creative processes to build them. The course will unfold online/offsite, with one project designed, developed and built offsite at Ca'n Terra in Menorca, Spain. 

instructors
Yao Zhang, Wang Shu, Wenyu Lu
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Informational Q&A Meeging: Friday, May 3, 12:30 pm in room 4-144

In collaboration with Prizker Prize laureates Wang Shu and Wenyu Lu 

Overview

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Note: this class will now meet in room 10-401

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Subject has two related, major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; and how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences of these for human health safety and welfare.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-6 (10-485)
prerequisites
description

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating urban landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on light, detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
W 9-11 (7-429 (Long Lounge))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Series of open lectures, presented as an introduction to the diverse academic and creative community of MIT and the region, at which discipline groups of the SMArchS program converge and exchange ideas.

instructors
Robert Mohr, Rebecca Berry
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9-12 (1-135)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Gives a critical orientation towards a career in architectural practice. Uses historical and current examples to illustrate the legal, ethical and management concepts underlying the practice of architecture. Emphasis on facilitating design excellence and strengthening connections between the profession and academia.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (1-150)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

9/12/19 Note: this class will now meet in in it's original location, room 1-150

instructors
units
3-3-0 U/G
schedule
see instructor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

First Meeting (Organizational)  — Wednesday, September 4, 5 pm in room 3-329

Travel: Abu Dhabi Field Trip for selected members

instructors
Eran Ben-Joseph, Marie Law Adams, Mary Anne Ocampo
units
4-2-9 G
schedule
F 9-1, W 6-9 (9-354, 10-485)
prerequisites
description

Introduces methods of recording, evaluating, and representing the urban environment. Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, conclude, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued.

instructors
Lawrence Vale
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (2-105)
prerequisites
description

Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Surveys the ideas of a wide range of people who have addressed urban problems. Stresses the connection between values and design. Demonstrates how physical, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape cities over time.

instructors
Kairos Shen
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (9-354)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the physical and social structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban form, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures are supplemented by student projects analyzing the evolution of urban place, and factors of high quality urban design and development.

instructors
Miho Mazereeuw, Larisa Ovalles
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
M 1-4 (4-144)
prerequisites
description

This interdisciplinary course explores innovative solutions for disaster relief and preparedness through both design and planning.  This year we will focus on housing. The class will provide an introduction on how federal policies affect the built environment at the community level.

instructors
TBA
units
1-1-1 G
schedule
M 12-2 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces principal issues in the field of advanced urbanism for discussion and exploration. Includes theoretical linkages between ideas about the culture of cities, processes of urbanization, and urban design. Involves events co-organized by faculty and doctoral students to further engage and inform research.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description
  • preliminary meetings May 20-July 11
  • travel to Athens July 12-23, 2019
  • final wrap-up meetings and presentations in September 2019
instructors
Axel Kilian
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 5-8 pm (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

The workshop will offer a platform to explore concepts of autonomous robotic architecture. The development of selective prototypes of possible future human–robotic architecture coexistence are encouraged.

instructors
Minkoo Kang
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9-12 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

DDP is a workshop that introduces architects, planners, and real estate development students the interplay between design and finance in the early stage of project development. Design and finance are seldom discussed together due to the perceived notion that they belong to two different phases of development.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-307)
prerequisites
description

This workshop will address a design challenge posted by NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) to develop a block of vacant houses in East Flatbush. The design brief calls for a building program composed of mixed-income residential development inclusive commercial, retail and community spaces.

instructors
Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Gabriel Kozlowski Maia
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
June 24-July 19:, 10-4 (+some extra hrs), Fall 2019: 2-3 meetings TBA (9-451, TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This workshop revolves around the preparation of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — Biennale Architettura 2020 to explore how exhibitions can act as catalysts of architectural research and design. 

instructors
units
1-0-2 G
schedule
Wed., bi-weekly:, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, Final presentations: 11/13 (10-461 mezz.)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Info session: Wed, September 4, in Steam Cafe, Building 7 (Architecture)

First meeting: Wed, September 11, room 3-329

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

In On Whose Terms? we will unpack the ideologies embedded in the language we use to talk about housing. Words are powerful vehicles to advance various agendas and hence frame not only the financial, social, and political dimensions of housing, but its design.

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TW 2-5 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

This course draws inspiration from the notion of a “daemon.” For ancient Greeks, a daemon referred to a divinity, a being betwixt and between humans and the supernatural, an inner spirit, or inspiring force.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
4.314: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

Examines artistic practice as a form of critical inquiry and knowledge production. Offers opportunity to develop art as a means for addressing the social, cultural, and ecological consequences of technology, to build bridges between industry and culture, and to challenge the boundaries between public and private, and human and non-human.

instructors
Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

Develops a critical awareness of how sound art as a field for artistic exploration is performed, produced, and distributed.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Explores three-dimensional art work, including sculptures and installations, from design to model to finished piece. Addresses challenges associated with design and fabrication, process, context, and relationships between objects, the body, and physical or cultural environments. Lectures, screenings, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Introduces history and contemporary practices in artistic photography through projects, lectures, artist visits, group discussions, readings, and field trips. Fosters visual literacy and aesthetic appreciation of photography/digital imaging, as well as critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

Fosters critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Covers a range of experimental techniques and camera formats, advanced traditional and experimental black-and-white darkroom printing, and all aspects of digital imaging and output. Includes individual and group reviews, field trips, and visits from outside professionals.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 2-4-6 G
schedule
TR 7-10 (E15-001)
prerequisites
U: 4.351 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

Introduction to advanced strategies of image/sound manipulation, both technical and conceptual. Pre-production planning (storyboards, scripting), refinement of digital editing techniques, visual effects such as chroma-keying, and post-production and audio are covered. Context provided by regular viewings of contemporary video artworks and other audio-visual formats.

instructors
Andrew Graydon
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-070)
prerequisites
description

Examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. Analyzes structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound within the art form. Building upon the historical legacy of the moving the image, students render self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9:30-10:30 (TBA)
prerequisites
description

Introduces foundational texts in contemporary theory and criticism at the intersection of art, culture, and technology. Through presentations and discussions, students explore the necessary methodological perspectives required of an interdisciplinary approach to artistic practices.

instructors
units
3-3-12 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: the schedule for this subject was incorrectly listed as WF 2-5 but should be MF 2-5

Building Technology

instructors
Christoph Reinhart, TA: Ramon Weber
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
LEC: MW 11-12:30, LAB: 4.401: F 11-12, LAB: 4.464: F 10-11 (LEC: 3-133, 4.401 LAB: 1-150, 4.464 LAB: 1-150)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to the study of the thermal and luminous behavior of buildings. Examines the basic scientific principles underlying these phenomena and introduces students to a range of technologies and analysis techniques for designing comfortable indoor environments. Challenges students to apply these techniques and explore the role energy and light can play in shaping architecture.

instructors
units
2-3-7 U / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9:30-11, M 2-5 (1-132, N52-337)
prerequisites
UG: 8.01, 18.01; G: permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the design, analysis, and application of technologies that support the construction of less expensive and better performing schools in developing countries. Prepares students to design or retrofit school buildings in partnership with local communities and NGOs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U/G / 3-0-6 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-133)
prerequisites
UG: 4.440 or 2.001 or 1.050 and 6.00 or 1.000 or permission of instructor; G: 4.462 or permission of instructor
description

This research seminar focuses on cutting-edge applications of computation for creative, early-stage structural design and optimization for architecture.

instructors
Caitlin Mueller, TA: Chad Loh
units
3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, F 10-12 (1-150, 3-133)
prerequisites
4.462 or 4.440 or permission of instructor
description

Addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes, and contemporary production technologies. Continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, expanding to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span, and high-rise systems. Topics include reinforced concrete, steel and engineered-wood design, and an introduction to tensile systems.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
R 3-5 (5-415 (BT Conf. Room))
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Fundamental research methodologies and ongoing investigations in building tehnology to support the development of student research projects. Topics drawn from low energy building design and thermal comfort, building systems analysis and control, daylighting, structural design and analysis, novel building materials and construction techniques and resource dynamics.

instructors
units
2-0-4 U
schedule
T 3-5 (38-501)
prerequisites
description

Welcome to MIT! If you are coming because you love building, let this seminar be your red carpet. You will be meeting once a week with two faculty, Profs. Steve Leeb (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Les Norford (Architecture), who love building cool systems. We will learn about MIT together while we are understanding and building exciting systems that use and convert energy.

Computation

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
M 9:30-11, W 7-8:30 (N52-337, N52-337)
prerequisites
description

Introduction

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
M 12:30-3, M 7-8:30 (1-150, 3-329)
prerequisites
UG: 4.500, G: permission of instructor
description

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a design and visualization project with an emphasis on the use of computer graphics animation, interactive content, and video production media. Students will be introduced to advanced visualization and video editing software, and explore the relationships between spatial design and its representation in motion graphics format.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-132)
prerequisites
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations, shape and structure, designs.

instructors
Sir Norman Foster, Kent Larson, Nicholas Negroponte
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
1st mtg: 9/4, 1-4 pm in, E14-648 (Silverman Skyline Room), Reg. meets: W 1-4 in E15-349 (E15-359)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

By 2050, 3.5 billion people will likely live in informal settlements without proper access to power, sanitation, clean water, housing, and mobility.  Cost, complexity, and political impediments make it inconceivable that they will ever be served by conventional infrastructure and building construction.

instructors
units
2-2-2 G / 2-2-5 G / 2-2-8 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

Develop independent projects in the study of digital media as it relates to architectural design. Students propose a project topic such as digital design tool, modeling and visualization, motion graphics, interactive design, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (1-136)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the varied nature, history and practice of computation in design through lectures, readings, small projects, discussions, and guest visits by Computation group faculty and others. Topics may vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

4.581: Proseminar in Computation: Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.
4.582: Research Seminar in Computation: In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

 

 

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
M 6:30-8 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.

History Theory and Criticism

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-134)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Examines modern architecture, art, and design in the context of the political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural changes that occurred in the twentieth century. Presents foundational debates about social and technological aspects of modern architecture and the continuation of those debates into contemporary architecture.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (35-308)
prerequisites
4.645 or permission of instructor
description

Studies the interrelationship of theory, history, and practice. Looks at theory not as specialized discourse relating only to architecture, but as touching on many issues, whether they be cultural, aesthetic, philosophical, or professional. Topics and examples are chosen from a wide range of materials, from classical antiquity to today.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
R 9-12 (5-231)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Studies how Islamic architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning reflect and transform environmental processes in various regions and climates of the Islamic world, from Andalusia to Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

A review of Islamic history through architecture, this course spans fifteen centuries and three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

For empires as for literatures, perhaps it will not be too long
before the Orient is called upon to play a role in the Occident

- Victor Hugo, Les Orientales, 1829

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
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prerequisites
description

Subject CANCELED

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 4-0-5 G / 4-0-8 G
schedule
F 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

How did nineteenth-century artists and designers – from the British Empire to America’s moving frontier to Meiji Japan – respond to industrialization and its social and environmental consequences? How did such new technologies as the telegraph, the railroad, the photograph, gas lighting, and electrification “galvanize” artistic work?

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Studies theoretical and historiographical works pertaining to the fields of art and architectural history. Members of seminar pursue work designed to examine their own presuppositions and methods.

instructors
Catherine Clark
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 3-5 (4-249)
prerequisites
description

Introduces students to the world of French photography from its invention in the 1820s to the present. Provides exposure to major photographers and images of the French tradition, and encourages students to explore the social and cultural roles and meanings of photographs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Architecture and art have always been critical to understanding the body in/as habitat. Produced as the mirror or house for a biome, the body has constantly been shaped, designed, and engineered as a receptacle of new forms of the cosmos.