Architecture: Course

Jack D.Weiler

Basic Design 2

Mintz Daniel, Arch., Semester 2, Tuesday, 13:00-18:00
The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the interrelations between the building contents, environment and culture, space and material, while developing critical thinking, analytical and abstraction abilities. These abilities would provide the students with the tools required in order to build a model that would serve as a conceptual response to the existing situation.In order to understand the fundamentals of the architectural language, the course will reexamine six pairs of buildings regarded as cornerstones of architecture. During the semester, the students will perform a series of analyses on each of the buildings. These analyses require a process of abstraction, as well as the dismantling and reconstruction of the building. At the end of this process, three models will be built as a mirror image of the chosen building. The building of these models will require in-depth understanding, as all of the building elements, from the general to the particular and from the foundations to the envelope and the environment where the building resides, originate from a single planning concept.