School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH3250: In & Between


  • Daniel Friesen

  • Jacob Walker

  • Mary Winandy

  • Scott Hubers

In & Between

ARCH3250
Spring Semester 2008

Matthew Finn


The study and practice of architecture may be described as the careful delineation of boundaries which create spaces for habitation. While habitation may include the domestic, institutional, commercial, religious, and industrious, this workshop seeks to understand the role of spaces that could be labeled “in-between.” From simple door thresholds, to vestibules, air locks, and revolving doors, to lobbies and waiting spaces, to spaces between buildings, the workshop posits that we learn as much about a place by being in it as we do entering or leaving it.

Beginning with a simple study of their route to and from campus students will be asked to both photograph and draw a collection of such conditions. Th is documentation and analysis will serve as supportive graphic material for a short writing exercise engaging ideas from Robert Venturi, Kenneth Frampton, and Karsten Harries.

The second half of the workshop will transform these two initial studies in both scale and program on the University campus.

Students will be asked to use their initial drawings, diagrams, and photographs to guide their work over the fi nal few weeks.

Syllabus



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