Term: Fall 2024
Section: 2
Class Number: 16780
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes
Course Brief

/ ARCH 509

Choreography of Public Space

This seminar offers the opportunity to explore how the public space functions as the necessary support of our life in the built environment and which attributes allow it to perform as such. We will analyze design elements, intentional or unintentional, and how humans form and manipulate the space, or adapt to it. We can observe how behaviors are influenced by the spatial features and opportunities and how we form our public space to execute our desires and lifestyles. As architects, we will understand the symbiotic relationship between building design and its incorporated functions with those of the human dimension of the urban public space. The outcome of this seminar is a detailed and comparative analysis of specific public spaces around the world. Extracted information, elements, and functions are then translated into comprehensive design components in form of a useful compendium.


Tues 1-4pm 2210 A&AB


Lars Gräbner