Introduction to Architecture A
The objective of the studio in the first semester is to create an experience-based process through which the student will directly experience the connection between the conceptual discourse and the material embodiment of abstract concepts. The semester consists of a series of exercises that formulate tasks of measurement. Through these exercises, the students are required to create material tools – 2D and 3D, through which they may abstract, observe and obtain knowledge of the world around them. In order to perform these 'measurements' successfully, the students are required to rely on imagination and creativity and develop qualities of precise thinking, in addition to material knowledge and technical skills. The result is the creation of understanding through direct, 'hands-on' experience of the possibilities, qualities, limitations and consequences of material work.