A different topic is established every year at the intersection of cities and architecture, and the relevant topic is analyzed from multiple perspectives such as field work, literature surveys, case studies, statistics, and interviews, such that the content can be examined as a spatial problem. Each student follows his/her own interest, presents the survey results that delve into the topic, then receives diverse feedback from the instructor and students. This is repeated several times, and finally as a whole class the results are collected into a booklet. Each class is like an editorial conference for a book, where the whole class becomes an urban think tank.
The goal is that through the above process, students become involved with urban spaces from the architecture side of things, create improvement strategies, express these with visuals that use architectural techniques and critical architectural language.
By the end of this course, students will learn:
1) The historical perspective to place architectural design in the broader context of urban spaces, etc.
2) Logic structure for creating societal discussions
3) The structure and use of critical architectural language to bridge the gap between cities and architecture
Architectural design, Urban space, Contemporary society, Critical language
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each student follows his/her own interests, presents the survey results that delve into the topic, then receives diverse feedback from the instructor and students. This is repeated several times, and finally as a whole class the results are collected into a booklet.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Announcement of the theme.||None required|
|Class 2||Organize several working group based on different direction of research by students.||None required|
|Class 3||Report of literature research||None required|
|Class 4||Report of case studies||None required|
|Class 5||Report of statistics||None required|
|Class 6||Report of interviews||None required|
|Class 7||Report of field survey||None required|
|Class 8||Build critical language with "Actor Network Theory"||None required|
|Class 9||Organize several working group based on intervener strategy by students||None required|
|Class 10||Build a spacial idea by intervener strategy||None required|
|Class 11||Consider problems produced by the spacial idea as feedback.||None required|
|Class 12||Consider protocols of intervener strategy||None required|
|Class 13||Presentation of a booklet design including both of research and intervener strategy||None required|
|Class 14||Consider problems produced by the booklet idea as feedback.||None required|
|Class 15||Final critique||None required|
Yoshiharu Tsukamoot et al. Made in Tokyo : Kajima Publishing, ISBN-13 : 978-4306044210
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto et al. Comonalities : LIXIL Publishing, ISBN-13 : 978-4864800099
Atelier Bow-Wow. Graphic Anatomy : TOTO Publishing, ISBN-13 : 978-4-88706-278-8
Atelier Bow-Wow. Graphic Anatomy2 : TOTO Publishing, ISBN-13 : 978-4-88706-340-2
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tsukamoto-Lab. Pet Architecture Guidebook, ISBN-13 : 978-4846523275
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tsukamoto-Lab. Windowscape -Window Behaviorology- : Filmart, ISBN-13 : 978-4845910588
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tsukamoto-Lab. Windowscape2 -Window Genealogy- : Filmart, ISBN-13: 978-4306070899
Students will be assessed on contribution in each class and a final result.
Students must have successfully completed Architectural Space and Planning(ARC.D424).