Reading Discussion & Workshop 4c

Arch 200c 2013 Fall

Course Arch 200c
Date 2013/11/05
Learning Objectives Our third discussion of class readings is split between an unpacking of the historic and contemporary uses of perspectival images in architecture, and an account of the ways in which the relationship between design and representation is transformed by advanced manufacturing techniques. Following this discussion, we will move into a workshop on the production of composite drawings using a combination of rendered image and vector linework.
  • Housekeeping
    • finalize capstone project groupings
  • Discussion of Readings
  • Workshop 4c
Uses Tool(s)

Third Discussion of Readings

To help us contextualize what we have been learning in Topic(s) Four, today we will split into three groups and spend about 40mins discussing the following readings. Each student should choose two out of the following list of readings and come to class prepared with questions and thoughts on how these texts can put the lectures, workshops, and studio work of this semester into a larger cultural and disciplinary context.

If your name appears in bold below, you've got some extra responsibilities for this class. By Sunday Nov 3 at midnight, please upload to the class BOX a short summary (about one page) of your chosen reading and two questions that may help to start a class discussion. Your summary should be written as to explain the most important points of the text to those who have not read it, and your questions should seek to tie the text to some aspect of your experience as a student of architecture. Name your Word DOCX as "YOUR_LASTNAME.docx" and upload it to "Arch 200ac Commons/200c Student Summaries of Readings/R3" by midnight, and come prepared to present it to the class.

Although those highlighted below will carry the burden 0f preparing formal summaries and questions, we expect everyone to participate in this conversation. Please don't wait to be called upon - your instructors are here to facilitate, but the discussion should be largely student-led.

The following readings may be found on the class BOX under "Arch 200ac Uncommons/Readings/200c R3".

  1. Allen, Stan. “ Mies’s Theater of Effects: The New National Gallery, Berlin. ” In Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, 71–85. Psychology Press, 2000.
  2. Forster, Kurt. “ Schinkel’s Panoramic Planning of Central Berlin. ” In Modulus 16, The University of Virginia Architectural Review, 16:28–41. University of Virginia, 1983.
  3. McCullough, Malcolm. “ Chapter Six - Constructions .” In Abstracting Craft : the Practiced Digital Hand. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996.
  4. Two related readings :
    1. Menges, Achim. “ Material Resourcefulness: Activating Material Information in Computational Design. ” Architectural Design 82, no. 2 (2012): 34–43. doi:10.1002/ad.1377.
    2. Menges, Achim, and Tobias Schwinn. “ Manufacturing Reciprocities. ” Architectural Design 82, no. 2 (2012): 118–125. doi:10.1002/ad.1388.

Discussion Groups

Discussion Group A Discussion Group B Discussion Group C
Matt Au Spencer Bates Tyler Beard
Erica Brett Jessica Jia Chen Rex Crabb
Kasey Elliott Yan Xin Huang
Brooke Hair Yuxu Han Wesley Alan Harkonen
Brooke Jones Tina Lee Carlos Martinez-Horta
Kasra Yazdanbakhsh Nancy Mei Iftekhar Mian
Adam Miller Min Zhang Thomas Murdoch
Mia Narell Aissata Nutzel Sean Ostro
Rebecca Rusinow Joanna Salem Tsai-Jung Shen
Chandni Sheth Jeremy Shiman Taylor Smith
Alex Spatzier Phirak Suon
Xin Xin Nong Christopher Wright

Workshop 4c

Today will be our last workshop on rendering for post processing. We will use the same Villa Savoye workflow and look specifically at Rhino Render, which is much quicker and simpler if you are just looking to get shadows for site plans or more graphic interior renderings.

Capstone Project Presentations

Today Rudy and Kirsten will present us with their plans for the capstone project options.

Animation Final Project Outline

Fabrication Final Project Outline

Choose your capstone by midnight tonight via this poll .