Introduction to Architecture & Environmental Design

A wooden cube with separating parts in an open position.

Model from a student's final project that demonstrates the relationship between object and void. (Courtesy of Johanna Greenspan-Johnston. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2014



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This course provides a foundation to the design of the environment from the scale of the object, to the building to the larger territory. The design disciplines of architecture as well as urbanism and landscape are examined in context of the larger influence of the arts and sciences. Students are expected to develop skills in thinking and analysis, spatial representation, and design methodologies. Through lectures and design exercises, students are provided an opportunity to establish a reference for understanding the discipline of architecture and environmental design, and are given an introduction to design fundamentals and the design process.

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Lorena Bello Gomez. 4.111 Introduction to Architecture & Environmental Design. Spring 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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