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The architectural design studio as a method of inquiry : a pedagogical model for the development of architectural knowledge

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dc.contributor.advisor Francesco Passanti. en_US Silberberg, Ross Allen en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2005-08-10T19:02:46Z 2005-08-10T19:02:46Z 1989 en_US 1990 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1990. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 106-108). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is concerned with the systematic investigation and application of knowledge within the architectural design studio. The thesis takes, as a point of departure in the development of architectural epistemology, a model of knowledge developed by Yehuda Elkana, in A Programmatic At tempt at an Anthropology of Knowledge, Science and Cultures. Sociology of the Sciences, Everett Mendelson and Yehuda Elkana (eds.) (D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1981). It is generally accepted that the design process can be characterized in a variety of ways with respect to the development and implementation of architectural knowledge. However, it is my contention that the design process, particularly [but not exclusively] within an academic setting, is best characterized as a form of critical inquiry about architecture, leading to the development of a form of architectural knowledge-contextually dependant and conventional in nature--which can be examined, tested and modified. Therefore, the goal of the design studio is two-fold. It is to help students develop a body of architectural knowledge that they can take with them beyond the individual studio. Additionally, it is to help students develop a working method to examine new material, as well as re-examine old . If we assume this position about the design studio, namely that of a method of inquiry, is correct, then it should hold true for the instructor as well. With this position in mind, the design studio becomes an investigation into such questions as "what is architectural knowledge?" and "how should it be taught?"; which can be examined, tested, and modified in the design studio process. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ross Allen Silberberg. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 108 leaves en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title The architectural design studio as a method of inquiry : a pedagogical model for the development of architectural knowledge en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 23152317 en_US

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