CREDITS: 1.00 LUCourse Description
The course describes a project that successfully combines the refined architectural expression of an architect like Fumihiko Maki and the functional rigueur demanded of a building housing a cutting-edge technology research unit. The course provides information on the use of glass in a building making use of state-of-the-art technology. Course material includes an explanatory text, photographs, a series of technical drawings and a construction-detail drawing of the envelope and structure, all accompanied by explanatory legends. On completing the course, you will be able to discuss how glass may be used to ensure maximum daylighting but at the same time ensure privacy, and to apply this knowledge to your own work.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Identify the extent to which pre-existing elements have been transformed by the project in question.
- Describe how the spatial distribution meets the function requirements and is seconded by the architectural form.
- Explain the reasons behind the architect’s choice of materials.
- Analyze the envelope of the Media Art and Sciences Building and describe the performance of the materials used.