The information displayed here corresponds with the Fall 2020 Architecture & Society course. Please ask your TA if you have any questions.

LECTURE SLIDES

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION

Talk 1_Slides – The Impact of Architecture
Talk 2_Slides – Architecture _ Society
Talk 3_Slides – Architectural Values
Talk 4_Slides – Buildings Incorporating Values

PART 2 – FORM IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk 5_Slides – Architectural Form
Talk 6_Slides – Form Understood Through the Senses
Talk 7_Slides – Form Understood Through the Intellect
Talk 8_Slides – Intellectual Expression of Form Through Complexity and Technique
Talk 9_Slides – Systems and Order at a City Scale
Talk 10_Slides – Systems and Order at a Building Scale
Talk 11_Slides – Mathematical Sources of Form
Talk 12_Slides – Buildings Based in Numbers, Mathematics, and Geometry
Talk 13_Slides – Organic Sources of Form
Talk 14_Slides – Buildings Based in Nature, Biology, Organisms
Talk 15_Slides – Synthesis of Form
Talk 16_Slides – Significant Cultural Statements Made in Form

PART 3 – PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk 17_Slides – Inspiration from Physical Considerations
Talk 18_Slides – Buildings and the Land
Talk 20_Slides – Geography, Topography, Ecology
Talk 21_Slides – Structures and Materials
Talk 22_Slides – Bearing and Bending Structures
Talk 23_Slides – Building Construction
Talk 24_Slides – Construction Enabling Building Innovation
Talk 25_Slides – Architecture in Response to Climate
Talk 26_Slides – Passive Solar Design
Talk 27_Slides – Synthesis of Physical Considerations

PART 4 – HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk 28_Slides – Designation and Organization of Use
Talk 29_Slides – Buildings Driven by Function
Talk 31_Slides – Buildings That Shape Behavior
Talk 32_Slides – Humanism at a Personal Scale
Talk 33_Slides – Buildings That Grow Out of Humanism
Talk 35_Slides – Communities that Embody Humanism
Talk 36_Slides – Meaning in Buildings
Talk 37_Slides – Communicating Indirectly and Abstractly
Talk 38_Slides – Synthesis of Human Factors
Talk 39_Slides – Enhancing Community

PART 5 – COMBINATIONS AND SYNTHESIS

Talk 40_Slides – Technology as a Source of Beauty
Talk 41_Slides – Firmness and Delight
Talk 42_Slides – Perfection and Compromise
Talk 43_Slides – Ignoring Some Aspects of a Building
Talk 44_Slides – Modern vs. Post-Modern Thinking in Design
Talk 45_Slides – A Few Good Buildings

Course Materials