Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class ARCH 509
Class Title AS-BUILT
Description As-Built is a course collaboration which seeks to strategically interweave the efforts, time, and energy between the research-oriented methodology of thesis prep and the pragmatics of a fabrication seminar to coordinate, explore, and exploit the constraints and realities of actualizing. Acknowledging and embracing that there are aspects of architecture that cannot be fully expressed, explored, or known when left on paper, the course prioritizes hands-on making as well as the iterative prototyping necessary to expose and actively utilize such effects, atmosphere, material behavior, and physical occupation. The result of the course conglomerate will be the development, construction, and installation of full-scale spatial-skins upon an existing building and the constant discussion, evaluation, and projection of such methods of research. The course will exploit, but not emphasize, the FABLab, Metals Lab, and Woodshop as a means of actualizing. Emphasis will be evenly placed on production of the installation, situation of the work within the field of architecture, and projection towards individual research for the culminating thesis year.
Prereq Arch 660 with Cathy Newell
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Mondays 4:00-7:00pm 2222A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Maciej P. Kaczynski
Syllabus not available