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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.143 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Immaterial Limits: Process and Duration 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Meejin Yoon 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.143 Immaterial Limits: Process and Duration

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    Detailed assignments, centering on full scale material constructs, and student projects are featured in this studio course.

    Course Description

    This studio proposes to engage tectonics as a material process. By exploring transformation, indeterminacy and mutability inherent in material and landscape processes, students will be challenged to engage notions of duration as a design strategy for architecture and urbanism. While the second law of thermodynamics states that the material universe tends toward a state of increasing disorder, architects build and construct in opposition to these forces. Attempting to delay the processes of disorder, decay and collapse, tectonics is often seen as the embodied expression of an arrested moment the finite resolution of the building process. Yet the processes that enable and disable architecture extend beyond any arrested moment.

    A more detailed description exists in the syllabus section.

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