Introductory course providing students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and language of architecture. The course will teach students design principles that inform classical architecture which are found in the order, proportion, archetypal geometry, and patterns found in nature and the cosmos. This sets a solid foundation for learning and applying architecture’s vocabulary and syntax to compose poetic and meaningful buildings.
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- Project 01 – Archetypal Geometry
- Project 02 – Doric Entry Gate at Ashton Gardens
- Project 03 – Ionic Lakeside Pavilion at Liberty Park
- Project 04 – Corinthian Monument to the Family
- Project 04 – Design Brief
- Corinthian Order Plates
- Project 04 – Final Presentation Template
- Lecture: Ornament Introduction Slides
- Lecture: Analytique Rendu Slides
- Mastering Light in Architecture
- Schneider, Michael S. A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.*
- Ware, William R. The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture. New York: Dover, 1994. Older edition PDFs available online: (Book 1) https://archive.org/details/cu31924091026504/page/n1 (Book 2) https://archive.org/details/americanvignola00vigngoog/page/n5
- Martineau, John, ed. Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2010. PDF of Chapter 1: Martineau_Quadrivium