ARC 202-1– The Evolving Field: Architecture and Landscape

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Course No.: 17558

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2016 Spring

Location: Crosby – 110/120/130/140/160

Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Meeting Time: 1:30PM - 4:50PM

Faculty: Ang Li, Burkholder, Delaney, Jamrozik, Melnyk, Sanders

At the foundation of a genuine understanding of the relationship between architecture and landscape comes a fundamental awareness of contextual evolution. Put more simply, things change. This change occurs at different rates and for different reasons based on contextual forces, thus the understanding and engagement of context becomes essential for the proper consideration on any architecture, for no physical project can live beyond the grasp of time.


The studio will explore the idea of context by studying a range of precedent projects that engage context in different ways. Morphological responses will be identified based on this relationship (project and context) that would be quite different than the consideration of other morphology studies (e.g. structural). The idea of the architectural ‘thing’ will be jettisoned for the idea of the ‘relationship’. Over the course of the studio, projects will continually attempt a calculated welding of architecture and landscape / morphology and context in order to foster a more clear understanding of the inseparable relationships between the things we do and the places we do them in and how these relationships evolve through time.