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A46 ARCH 554BThe Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture3.0 Units
Description:This graduate seminar is structured around the book "The Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture" by Robert McCarter. Throughout human history -- and particularly in the modern period -- interior space and its experience have served as both the beginning (the initial inspiration for the design of architecture) as well as the end (the final purpose of architecture as it is evaluated through inhabitation). Since the beginning of the modern period and still today, pivotal discoveries in architectural design may be traced back to a generative ideal of intimate interior experience, and the quality of the interior spatial experience of the inhabitants may be shown to be both the primary determinant of the architectural design process as well as the means of appropriately evaluating a work of architecture after it is built. This seminar explores how interior space has been integral to the development of modern architecture from 1900 to today, and it looks at how generations of modern architects have engaged interior space and its experience in their design processes, which has enabled them to fundamentally transform the traditional methods and goals of architectural composition. For many of the most recognized and respected architects practicing today, the conception of the interior spatial experience continues to be the necessary starting point for design, and the inhabitation of interior space remains the primary reason to construct works of architecture. The course is structured around the chapters of the textbook "The Space Within," and, in parallel with the textbook themes, involves analyses and presentations of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Eileen Gray, Louis Kahn, Aldo van Eyck, Carlo Scarpa, and six selected contemporary architects. Analytical methods employed in the course cover the full range of contextual, cultural, material, constructive, and experiential attributes of buildings, with particular e
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