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4.131B Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum (MIT) 4.131B Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum (MIT)

Description

This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio, however, is about more than the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land. This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio, however, is about more than the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land.

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architecture | architecture | design | design | tectonics | tectonics | representation | representation | materials | materials | construction | construction | presentation | presentation | sketching | sketching | metaphor | metaphor | boat building | boat building | shipyard renovation | shipyard renovation | adaptive reuse | adaptive reuse | public and private space | public and private space | visual arts | visual arts | America's Cup | America's Cup | racing | racing | displacement | displacement | lightness | lightness | mass | mass | strength | strength | energy | energy | speed | speed | design studio | design studio | architectural design | architectural design | public space | public space | private space | private space | tectonic language | tectonic language | design process | design process | research | research | reading | reading | representing | representing | testing | testing

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11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT) 11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT)

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The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o

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urban design | urban design | civic planning | civic planning | community planning | community planning | interactive design | interactive design | design studio | design studio | urban renewal | urban renewal | phasing | phasing | neighborhood revitalization | neighborhood revitalization | Springfield | Springfield | Massacusetts | Massacusetts | school design | school design | community interaction | community interaction | urban fabric | urban fabric | north end campus committee | north end campus committee | north end outreach network | north end outreach network | neon | neon | dusp | dusp | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | CRCP | CRCP | community center | community center | Massachusetts | Massachusetts

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4.131B Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum (MIT)

Description

This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio, however, is about more than the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land.

Subjects

architecture | design | tectonics | representation | materials | construction | presentation | sketching | metaphor | boat building | shipyard renovation | adaptive reuse | public and private space | visual arts | America's Cup | racing | displacement | lightness | mass | strength | energy | speed | design studio | architectural design | public space | private space | tectonic language | design process | research | reading | representing | testing

License

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11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT)

Description

The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o

Subjects

urban design | civic planning | community planning | interactive design | design studio | urban renewal | phasing | neighborhood revitalization | Springfield | Massacusetts | school design | community interaction | urban fabric | north end campus committee | north end outreach network | neon | dusp | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | CRCP | community center | Massachusetts

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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