CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course examines two exemplars of the contemporary home, one in an historical urban setting, the other in a natural landscape. On completing the course, you will be able to identify how each building achieves a continuum between interior and exterior, how new contemporary-living functions are delivered, and how the use of state-of-the-art technology has enhanced the livability of both programs.
Course material includes an introductory text, many pictures, and technical and construction-detail drawings with legends.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the extent to which both projects are exemplars of contemporary living, and the particular features they display.
- List the new functions and spaces that make both buildings contemporary-living units in contrast to more conventional houses.
- Describe how each building fits into its particular setting with particular attention to the historical features of their surrounds.
- Analyze how both programs make efficient use of natural daylight in the various environments.