ARCH-652 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context
This is the second required course among a three course sequence that each introduce students to the basic methods and means of historicizing and theorizing architectural design, its texts, its buildings and its contexts. This course approaches architectural context from the joint perspectives of environment and perception (ecology). It examines experience and knowledge as principle problems of architectural design through a global/historical survey of theories. The following subjects are covered: architectural theory, evolutionary theory, neurobiology, thermodynamics and the philosophy/practices of navigation and world-making.