Integrated Design 4College of Architecture
This course provides lecture, lab and studio components focused on the integrated relationship between architecture and urban design. The course conceives the city as a system of organized complexity and explores architectural and urban responses to complex multidimensional systems. Students examine critical forces and historical patterns using documentation and analysis, responding at multiple scales of building, site, neighborhood, city, and region through experimentation and synthesis. The course builds on the concepts of landscape and site from ID1, interior and daylight from ID2, and tectonics and materials from ID3, and prepares students to embrace concepts of public and community to be considered in ID5. The studio component emphasizes integrated architectural composition; the lab emphasizes exploration and experimentation with design media and other specific design inquiries in support of the studio.