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ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Instructor: Iman Ansari

Architecture has long been defined by the visible and structural components or materials that constitute buildings. This studio focuses on various methods, tools and techniques that consider architecture as spatial and atmospheric construct—a product of a set of relations and interactions between human and non-human particles within their shared environment. Rather than concerning with the formal and aesthetic function of buildings, the studio considers the primacy of space over mass, artificial atmosphere over physical enclosures. In doing so, the studio consider architecture as an instrument that organizes and regulates the pattern of movements within the interior environment where gases, fluids, objects and bodies meet and interact.