Materials and Meaning

Course

2216b
Technology and Practice

Offered

Spring
2014

This seminar urges students to probe material usage, in terms of detailing, context, embedded meaning, and historical precedent. The course examines how variations in joinery affect a built work, what opportunities materials afford architects in design and construction, how architects make material selections and decisions, and what meanings material selections bring to a work of architecture. Weekly readings, one class presentation, and two built projects are required. Limited enrollment.