Prof. Fernando Domeyko
This studio will investigate the social, programmatic, tectonic and phenomenological performance and character of a student gathering place on the MIT campus. Whether it is simply for socializing or for more specific events, the student gathering place will serve as a refuge from the vigorous educational environment of the Institute, and it will reinforce a critical sense of "place" through the almost logical organization of its program. The place will foster a casual discovery of "being": a reflection upon the student's own existence based upon participation in group events and an intellectual attitude toward acting. To create a space that inspires, rather than imposes: such a discovery is the foremost challenge of this studio.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Domeyko, Fernando. 4.155B Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-155b-architectural-design-level-iii-a-student-center-for-mit-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA