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UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies


Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

AboveLleft: program / Map diagram, OMA; Right: Form Elements diagram, GA

PROGRAM / CONTEXT / FORM


CONTENT
As was the case last semester, we will continue to produce work that is surprising and
plausible, and continue to learn techniques for doing so.
While some new techniques will be introduced you will also continue to use and refine all
the techniques introduced last term. All of these, as you move from semester to semester,
are applicable as you see fit. Sometimes an instructor will insist and assign certain
techniques for development of a project as well as presentation of that project. At other
times it is up to you to work through a project and use what you have learned this year as
you see fit. Either way, it is imperative to not just remember, but refine and employ what
you have been introduced to these two semesters. As was stated last term, it is not the
point to completely know a particular technique / operation prior to experimentation, only
your persistence in applying these.
You will continue to use your sketchbooks throughout the term, sketching ideas, taking
notes, etc. After all assignments (and at the end of the term for your portfolio) you will be
required to write a one paragraph description of your approach, your intentions, etc.
These paragraphs will also include one photograph of the completed work.

UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies
Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

One difference between this term and last is that assignments are aimed more directly at
particular architectural concepts, schools of thought, ways to develop content, and learn a
bit about previous projects and typologies completed by architects throughout history.
These assignments are also not linear like last semester; assignments overlap and serve to
define and develop design strategies. Think of these assignments as a network of
interrelated ideas. Finally, there will be a bit more autonomy for each section, meaning
more variation likely from one to the others. This is meant to create discussions between
sections about different approaches.
We will be designing a BICYCLE STATION of 10,000 SF this semester. The following are
the three topics of emphasis this term:
PROGRAM
IDEOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
ACTIVITY, ACTION, MOVEMENT, FLOW, CONNECTIVITY
CATEGORIES, CLASSIFICATION, ORGANIZATION
SEPERATION VS. INTERMINGLING ASSEMBLAGE
FUNCTION, PRAGMATICS
CONTEXT
HISTORY
PHYSICAL LOCATION, ELEMENTS, INFRASTRUCTURE, SURROUNDINGS
CULTURAL SITUATION
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SUBJECTIVE ECOLOGIES
FORM
MASS
COLOR
REPETITION/VARIATION
FOLDING / UNFOLDING
Again the techniques introduced last term in the assignments must all be employed and
developed by you. It is imperative to continue to develop your repertoire of techniques
and methods. Several new techniques are introduced this term as well:
TECHNIQUES:
DIGITAL
WRITING
CARTOGRAPHY
RESEARCH

3D development
titles, summaries, descriptions, stories, etc.
maps, site plans / info
analysis/study of types, precedents, parti, organization

FIELD TRIPS
Bucky Fuller exhibit, MCA
Bike Station, Millenium Park

UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies
Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
- Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the
Information Age
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8495951223/ref=s9intb_c1_at4rfc_p?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center3&pf_rd_r=0AQW4PNAXPP2VV93X1EN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463383391&pf_rd_
i=507846
- hiCat: Research Territories
http://www.amazon.com/hiCat-Research-Territories-ManuelGausa/dp/8495951401/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231348279&sr=1-1
- Else/Where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories
http://www.amazon.com/Else-Where-Cartographies-NetworksTerritories/dp/0972969624/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231348663&sr=11
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Display-Quantitative-Information2nd/dp/0961392142/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1_s9_rk?ie=UTF8&s=books&s9r=8a10809b187
96943011b35323775575e&itemPosition=1&qid=1231350036&sr=8-1
- Shanghai Transforming
http://www.amazon.com/Shanghai-Transforming-IkerGil/dp/8496954668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231348735&sr=1-1
- Visual Complexity
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
- Information Design Studio
http://www.theworldasflatland.net/contents.htm
Activity Diagrams Damdi publishers
http://www.amazon.com/Activity-Diagrams-AaVv/dp/B001CRH75G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231358056&sr=1-1
WEBSITES:
City of Chicago Bike map
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/bikemap/keymap.html
McDonalds Cycle Center
http://www.chicagobikestation.com/
http://www.muller2.com/Pages/portfolio.htm

UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies
Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

RedHook Bike Station


http://forumforurbandesign.org/bikecomp.php
Bikestations
http://www.bikestation.org/
SHOP TOUR REQUIREDSEMESTER SCHEDULE
13 JAN, TUES
1

SEMESTER INTRO
Organize Sections; meet w/ instructor

Garofalo + Faculty

15 JAN, THUR

ASSIGNMENT 1: RESEARCH
Lecture: Annie Pederet: RESEARCH

Reynolds, McDermott

20 JAN, TUES
2

Studio section Pin-ups, Assign. 1

22 JAN, THUR

ASSIGNMENT 1 Due
ASSIGNMENT 2: PROGRAM DIAGRAM
Digital 3D Lecture
Digital 3D Lecture

03 FEB, TUES
3
05 FEB, THUR

Studio section Pin-ups, Assign. 2

10 FEB, TUES
4

ASSIGNMENT 2 Due
ASSIGNMENT 3: SITE RESEARCH
Form analysis groups

Reynolds, Gil
Manaves
Manaves

Palider, Miarditchian

12 FEB, THUR
17 FEB, TUES
5

Studio section Pin-ups, Assign. 3

19 FEB, THUR
4

ASSIGNMENT 3 Due
ASSIGNMENT 4: SITE PROPOSALS
Form site proposal groups

Palider, Miarditchian

24 FEB, TUES
6
26 FEB, THUR

Studio section Pin-ups, Assign. 4

03 MAR, TUES
7
05 MAR, THUR

MIDTERM REVIEW
ALL WORK TO DATE
ASSIGNMENT 5 : INDIVIDUAL DESIGN INTENT

10 MAR, TUES
8

ASSIGNMENT 5 Due
ASSIGNMENT 6: FORM

Gil, Manaves

UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies
Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

12 MAR, THUR
17 MAR, TUES
9
19 MAR, THUR
24 MAR, TUES

NO CLASS SPRING BREAK

26 MAR, THUR

NO CLASS SPRING BREAK

31 MAR, TUES
10

Studio

Individual Groups

02 APR, THUR

Studio

Individual Groups

07 APR, TUES
11

Studio

Individual Groups

09 APR, THUR

Studio

Individual Groups

14 APR, TUES
12

Studio

Individual Groups

16 APR, THUR

Studio

Individual Groups

21 APR, TUES
13

Studio

Individual Groups

23 APR, THUR

Studio

Individual Groups

28 APR, TUES
14

FINAL REVIEW

30 APR, THUR

Work on Portfolios

05 MAY, TUES
15

PORTFOLIO + SKETCHBOOKS DUE

07 MAY, THUR

UIC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Arch 106 Design Foundations 2: Physical Studies
Required Course Design Spring Semester 2009
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator, Iker Gil, John Manaves, Adrian McDermott, Migrditchian, Myriam, Ryan Palider, Kyle
Reynolds, Meghan Funk, TA

INSTRUCTORS
Doug Garofalo, Coordinator
Iker Gil
John Manaves
Adrian McDermott
Migrditchian, Myriam
Kyle Reynolds
Ryan Palider
TA
Meghan Funk

doug@uic.edu
iker@mas-studio.com
jmanaves@protostudio.net
mcdermottadrian@hotmail.com
mmig@uic.edu
kyle.reynolds@gmail.com
palider@uic.edu
mfunk3@uic.edu

EQUIPMENT LIST
All equipment and materials specified last semester are also required this semester. Below
is a list of required items that have been additionally specified for this Spring Semester.
As was the case last term, it is expected that you have these available during all class
times. All of the supplies listed can be obtained from a variety of art supply stores. Care
and maintenance of these materials are the full responsibility of the student. Please have
all required first day items listed.
Also very important: as you know we experienced some thefts last term it is imperative
that you not leave anything valuable in the studio when you leave, either for a talk or
critique. R
FIRST DAY OF CLASS:
** Continue with sketchbook from last term, when completed, start another.
Sketchbook, Moleskine 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
BY JANUARY 22ND:
Required Software:
RHINO Software:An educational license for Rhino runs $200, without Flamingo. With it
runs closer to $500. Site: http://www.rhino3d.com/sales/?Region=NA&language=en or
http://www.rqriley.com/rhino.htm; in both cases a single user educational license is listed
for $195.00.
A list of Illinois dealers:
http://www.rhino3d.com/sales/?region=NA&language=&Country=246&state=17
Other Rhino related Sites:
http://en.wiki.mcneel.com/default.aspx/McNeel/RhinoHomeLabs.html