School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 3250: Ecologic-Housing

  • M. Coyle and M. Madsen

  • Mandy Madsen


Fall Semester 2008

David Newton

Course Description:
This workshop will focus on the problem of adaptable, sustainable, and mass-customized housing units, and will seek to develop housing prototypes and enclosure systems that situate themselves within future technologies, as well as, within the streamlined manufacturing methods of product design. The objectives for the workshop are:

  • the development of hybrid representational skills that incorporate both digital and non-digital methods
  • learning how architects organize and present abstract information through the production of diagrams
  • learning about issues of ecology and sustainability pertaining to architectural design.











The projects generated for the course will include precedent housing case studies, prototype models, diagram drawing/ modeling, and a class blog-wiki website:


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