|Reading Discussion & Workshop 4c|
|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.|
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".
- Allen, Stan. “ Mies’s Theater of Effects: The New National Gallery, Berlin. ” In Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, 71–85. Psychology Press, 2000.
- 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.
- McCullough, Malcolm. “ Chapter Six - Constructions .” In Abstracting Craft : the Practiced Digital Hand. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996.
Two related readings
- Menges, Achim. “ Material Resourcefulness: Activating Material Information in Computational Design. ” Architectural Design 82, no. 2 (2012): 34–43. doi:10.1002/ad.1377.
- Menges, Achim, and Tobias Schwinn. “ Manufacturing Reciprocities. ” Architectural Design 82, no. 2 (2012): 118–125. doi:10.1002/ad.1388.
|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|
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.
Choose your capstone by midnight tonight via this poll .