ARC 501

ARC 501– Good Neighbors

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Course No.: 10228

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Crosby – 215

Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Meeting Time: 1:00PM - 4:50PM

Faculty: Guitart

Faculty: Guitart

Everything is in the value, the efficiency and the integrity of the cell. In the matter of human habitat: urbanism (cities and country), streets, houses, and dwellings, the cell rules.”

Le Corbusier, 1956


The studio will emphasize critical thinking on basic architectural issues through the design proposal of a group of three houses and three workspaces (painting, writing, and music composing) for three very different families that will be sharing a single undivided lot in the east side of the city of Buffalo. The design of the domestic space will take the student to explore issues of precedents, program, geometry, site, scale, materiality, perception, landscape, adjacency, circulation, order, and context, among others, constructing an intense introductory Studio experience to their Graduate program in the City of Good Neighbors.


(Photograph: Petee, E. E.; Olds, N. E.: Weight of a Crowd. 1904. Harvard University Archive)