Number & Title of Course (total credits awarded): ARC 101

Number & Title of Course: ARPL 614, Public Realm of Private Buildings, 3 credits.
Course Description:
This course explores the relationship between private buildings and the public realm of the city, and the
role they play in the creation of urban fabric.
Student Performance Criterion addressed:
A.1. Communication Skills
A.2. Design Thinking Skills
A.3. Visual Communication Skills
A.5. Investigative Skills
A.6. Fundamental Design Skills
A.7. Use of Precedents
A.8. Ordering Systems Skills
A.9. Historical Traditions and Global Cultures
B.3. Sustainability
B.4. Site Design
B.7. Financial Considerations
B.10. Building Envelope Systems
B.12. Building Materials and Assemblies
C.2 Human Behavior
C.9. Community and Social Responsibility
Topical Outline:
Analysis and discussion of assigned readings (60%)
Independent research and presentation of related topics (10%)
Urban analysis through documentation and field investigation (10%)
Design sketch problems (20%)
Selected Textbooks/Learning Resources:
Hosey, Lance. The Shape of Green, (Island Press. 2012)
Le Corbusier. Towards a New Architecture, (Dover Books.1923)
Le Corbusier and Amedee Ozenfant. Purism in Modern Artist on Art, (Prentice-Hall. 1920)
Schumacher, Thomas L. The Skull and the Mask: The Modern Movement and Dilemma of the Facade, in
The Cornell Journal Vol 3 (Rizzoli. 1986)
Jenkins, Eric. Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing, (Birkhauser. 2013)
Gehl, Jan. Cities for People, (Island Press. 2010)
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan. In Praise of Shutters, in Blue Prints (National Building Museum. Volume XXI,
No. 1 Winter 2003)
Abumrad, Jad and Krulwich, Robert. Emergence, (Radio Lab NPR. March 19, 2013)
Buchanan, Peter. Zaha Hadid's Aquatic Center versus Michael Hopkins Velodrome in (The Architectural
Review. July 2012)
Ford, Edward. The Details of Modern Architecture, (MIT Press. 1990)
Wright, Emily. Ken Shuttleworth: No more crazy shapes & silly profiles, (Building Co. UK, 2011)
Fall only; annually
Faculty assigned:
Douglas Palladino AIA (P/T)