4.155B Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT

As taught in: Fall 2004


Four images representing the different stages of the studio: installation, tectonic model, analytical model, andĀ final model. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)




Prof. Fernando Domeyko

Course Features

Course Description

This studio will investigate the social, programmatic, tectonic and phenomenological performance and character of a student gathering place on the MIT campus. Whether it is simply for socializing or for more specific events, the student gathering place will serve as a refuge from the vigorous educational environment of the Institute, and it will reinforce a critical sense of "place" through the almost logical organization of its program. The place will foster a casual discovery of "being": a reflection upon the student's own existence based upon participation in group events and an intellectual attitude toward acting. To create a space that inspires, rather than imposes: such a discovery is the foremost challenge of this studio.