Focus Studio ARCH 747-2 (+ ARCH 754-2) FALL 2012
LOOKNOK SRIWANJARERN Focus Studio ARCH 747-02 Fall 2012 Professor Algar Thagne Architecture Seminar ARCH 754-02 Fall 2012 Professor Scott Singeisen
R U L E S & C ON S T R A I N T S
A S S I G N M E N T 01: Case Studies Pamphlet
A S S I G N M E N T 02: Phenomenal Intervention
P R O J E C T 1: Clinch Mountain Eatery
A S S I G N M E N T 03: Site Analysis + Objective Chance
A S S I G N M E N T 04: 3D Formal Intervention
A S S I G N M E N T 05: 2D Formal Intervention
A S S I G N M E N T 05: 2D Formal Intervention
A S S I G N M E N T 06: 2D + 3D Formal Intervention
P R O J E C T 2: New Orleans Eatery
A S S I G N M E N T 07: Site Analysis + Objective Chance
A S S I G N M E N T 08: 3D Formal Investigation
A S S I G N M E N T 09: 2D Formal Investigation
A S S I G N M E N T 10: 2D + 3D Formal Investigation
Prof. Scott Singeisen Department of Architecture School of Building Arts Savannah College of Art and Design Assignment One: Annotated Bibliography INTENT Fall 2012 ARCH 754 Architecture Seminar ￼ Students will produce an annotated bibliography describing 5 sources, 4 of which must be scholarly sources. This bibliography will serve three principle aims: firstly, to help students narrow and define their research topic area, and secondly, to help students refine (or gain) research skills, and lastly, to assist students in developing an individual methodology of critical design. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY An important step in the process of developing a proposal is that you use external sources that provide information about your topic. Create an annotated bibliography. Include at least 5 sources. Briefly and specifically annotate/ describe how each item is relevant. Assignment 1 will help you define your research area and assist in the development of your own critical investigation of design—a primary objective of this course. Assignment 1 asks you to thoroughly research a topic area in order to compose an annotated bibliography of a minimum of 5 sources, 4 of which must be scholarly sources. GRADING Assignment One is weighted as 10% of the final grade. Following are the assessment criteria: 1. Clearly defined topic area reflected in selection of sources 2. Minimum of 5 sources, 4 of which must be scholarly—e.g. scholarly texts are typically books, peer-reviewed articles, or other academic published sources. 3. Annotations for each source included in bibliography following proper Chicago/Turabian style 4. Each annotation should be roughly 2-3 sentences and should summarize the principle argument/s and scope of the text as well as its relevance to your investigation and overall merit of methods of inquiry (clarity and coherence) Example annotated bibliography entry: o Benyus, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2002. In Biomimicry Janine Benyus sets out the principle tenets of a design methodology rooted in the scientific study of nature. Benyus argues that the study of natural systems, infrastructures, and solutions offers designers models and strategies that can coexist harmoniously with nature, rather than dominating and exploiting it. In the first seven chapters, Benyus establishes the theoretical and ethical background for her argument, as well as a series of examples of biomimicry at work in science and design. In the final chapter, which addresses industrial ecology, Benyus outlines “ten lessons” that an ecologically aware company, culture, or economy should practice, and argues that in following these lessons we will establish a healthier, more symbiotic relationship with our natural environment.
Bibliography Alesina, Inna, and Ellen Lupton. Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. The authors represents characteristics of materials. They express value of individual material. The book links materials into the design world. Design process and solutions for different materials are some parts of this book that the authors try to present the materials to the new way of thinking and making. Davidson, Cynthia C. Anything. New York, NY: Anyone, 2001. Davidson documents the final conference, Anything which took place in New York city. The book represents “thing” or architecture in varied ways such as thing as abstraction, thing as object, and thing as material. The book conveys many interesting ideas of architecture through a cross-culture and multidisciplinary discussion on architecture and contemporary culture. Hurcombe, Linda. “A Sense of Materials and Sensory Perception in Concepts of Materiality.” JSTOR. Accessed September 18, 2012. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40026147. Hurcombe presents “A Sense of Materials and Sensory Perception in Concepts of Materiality” through two debates which are materiality and material culture and sensory perception and an archaeology of attention. Both debates mainly talk about the role of materials in culture based on archaeological field. Hviid-Nielsen, Eva, and Sabina Michaëlis. 3xn: Mind Your Behaviour : How Architecture Shapes Behaviour. Copenhagen: Danish Architecture Centre, 2010. Human behavior in relation to physical space is the main topic of this book. Based on seven behavioral patterns, the book focuses on spaces for human expression. Human behavior, public behavior, and responsible behavior are some parts of behavioral patterns that the authors expresses. Kerez, Christian, and Moritz Küng. Conflicts Politics Construction Privacy Obsession: Material on the Work of Christian Kerez = Materialien Zur Arbeit Von Christian Kerez. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2008. The authors collect four architectural projects of Christian Kerez. The book represents aspects of architecture which include conflicts, politics, construction, privacy, and obsession.
Prof. Scott Singeisen Department of Architecture School of Building Arts Savannah College of Art and Design Assignment Two: Case Studies
Prof. Scott Singeisen Department of Architecture School of Building Arts Savannah College of Art and Design Assignment Three: Draft Chapter
INTENT Assignment three aims to further your research and analysis of your topic as we move towards the final research paper. Continuing the research developed in assignments 1 and 2, this assignment asks you to identify one case study, analyze this example, and illustrate how this case study provides “evidence” for your argument statement.
INTENT An essential component of this course is the development of independent critical thinking and research skills, both of which will be necessary for the production of a successful final research paper. Assignment three asks you to build upon the skills and knowledge you have gained in assignments one and two and to produce an academic research paper. For this assignment you will synthesize the research and materials you have developed thus far in the course in order to compose a well-structured and convincing research paper. Assignment three is a first draft and will be closely reviewed and edited with the professor. You may then use this feedback to refine and revise your paper for the final submission.
CASE STUDIES In a short written essay of 1000 – 1200 words, you will describe your analysis of your case study and justify the relevance of your case study to your larger research argument with reference to specific information or details. Visual, physical, and textual evidence may be used in the analysis. The quality of the analysis and the relevance of the case study to the larger research project will be the primary criteria in assessing this project. GRADING Assignment One is weighted as X% of the final grade. Following are the assessment criteria: 1. 1000-1200 word essay 2. A clearly identified ‘case study’ 3. Thoughtful analysis of the case study, highlighting relevant visual, physcial or textual evidence 4. A convincing discussion of how these case studies illustrates key aspects of your larger research argument/thesis statement (refer back to assignment 2). 5. Relevant images and illustrations Fall 2012 ARCH 754 Architecture Seminar ￼
Draft Writing of Chapter In this research paper, you are expected to advance and develop your argument introduced in previous assignment, and build on the knowledge gained in the readings and research. Revise your abstract and argument in accordance with assessment feedback to formulate your introduction. Use your case studies to provide evidence for your argument, include additional case studies as length allows to fully support your position and convince your reader. Don’t forget to pull it all together in your conclusion, summarizing and returning to your initial argument. Check and see if you did what you promised in the introduction. Be as specific as possible whenever possible. Your research paper should convince the reader of the merit and validity of your original thesis argument. If you are unsure how to do this, make time to meet with the writing center to discuss strategies for building and refining a thesis argument. Deliverables: 2000 word research paper investigating an original thesis argument, with appropriate and sufficient scholarly “evidence”—case studies, images, historical or literary precedent, etc— supporting and illustrating the validity of the principle assertions of the thesis argument. An introduction and conclusion must be evident. Your paper must make use of appropriate images to illustrate or expand aspects of the thesis argument. A bibliography comprised of at minimum five scholarly sources, and correct use of Chicago Turabian Style for all citations and bibliographic references. GRADING Assignment three is weighted as 20% of the final grade. Following are the assessment criteria: 1. 2000 word draft essay 2. A clearly identified structure, argument, scope, and benefit 3. Thoughtful analysis of the issue, highlighting relevant visual, physcial or textual evidence 4. A convincing discussion of how these issues illustrate the process of design 5. Relevant images and illustrations 6. Bibliography 7. Correct use of citation and sources.
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