Master of Architecture II Fall 2009

End of the Year Exhibition 2010

End of the Year Exhibition 2010


Professor: Diana Agrest
Instructor: Masha Panteleyeva

The Master of Architecture II design studio focused on projects dealing with current critical issues in architecture. Students selected one of two given cities. The exercise, while given to the whole class, afforded an opportunity for individual students to focus on their area of interest, be it Urban Studies; History, Theory, and Criticism; or Technologies. Emphasis was placed on the design process and readings of the cities were developed emphasizing drawing as a tool for critical thinking as an intrinsic part of the process – through personally elaborated maps, graphics, diagrams, drawings at various scales and aerial photographs.

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