Fall 2016, ARCH 262 — René Davids
This seminar will reevaluate of the material nature of buildings by studying and understanding construction details and the new technologies that are revolutionizing design construction and labor relations in architecture.Nowhere in architecture is bodily contact felt more readily than in realm of detail. Small when compared to a building’s overall mass, details should be considered the building’s basic genetic in-print determining not just the architecture’s appearance but also its performance. Each detail contributes to the meaning of the whole and simultaneously represents a microcosm of the larger entity. For Le Corbusier this idea could be traced back to nature where the smallest cell determines the validity of the whole.