ARCH21211 Second Year Studio
PROJECT ONE: ANALYSIS EXERCISE
As an architect begins a design problem, it is essential to develop a complete understanding of
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
Through a guided research assignment and instruction in building analysis, students will be
Each student should select precedents that illustrate each of the following principles of design at all three scales of study: structural, building, and urban (unless otherwise noted). Each student will then use a series of diagrams to illustrate the principles in each design. While some of the principles can be effectively studied in isolation with one example (e.g., a proportional study of a single building’s façade), many of the principles can be more effectively studied by comparing or contrasting multiple examples (e.g., general symmetry example vs. local symmetry example), or in combining several studies of one example (e.g., axiality and circulation). Ultimately, how to study each principle is up to the discretion of the student, so long as clarity is brought to each principle through a thoughtful diagram(s) of a significant building(s).
Students should study the following principles:
Principles of Definition
Principles of Composition
For this project you are going to search two resources:
1. The Notre Dame Library Catalog for Books
2. The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals for Articles and Images
Search the online Notre Dame Library Catalog for books
The Notre Dame Library Catalog provides access to millions of items owned by the Notre Dame Libraries. It includes books, periodicals (journals & magazines), maps, CDs/DVDs, electronic databases, ebooks, and more. It does NOT include articles – for those go to 'Find Articles'.
Keyword is the easiest and most flexible way to search the library catalog. It searches words in all fields of the catalog record: title, author, publisher, notes, etc.
For the most recent information on your topic, look for journal articles. These can be found in the periodical databases covering your subject. For more databases, see the Architecture Subject Guide. Article databases are often great places to find references to images – especially for elevations, plans, sections, and drawings.
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on architecture, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, urban planning, and landscape architecture. Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1740s) to the present. The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is updated daily. It is the most important database for every aspect of Architecture. There is no need to ever use the term 'architecture' in your searches.
Keyword: wright and fallingwater