Architecture and Ecology (W20)

ARCH-2326 – Architecture and Ecology – Winter 2020
This course offers an overview of ecology in order to establish a basis for a discussion about architectural design. Where do ecology and architecture meet? Are the two fields at odds with one another, or is there an approach to architecture that leads to a symbiosis with ecological knowledge and action? The course draws upon local expertise, including colleagues at the Living with Lakes research center, in order to introduce the principles of environmental stewardship as well as Indigenous seven-generation thinking.

Course taught by Kai Wood Mah.

ASG-8 - Final Ecological Design

This final project integrates four parts towards an ecological design proposal for the second-year studio project. The parts are (1) Ecosystems and Habits; (2) Low Impact Design; (3) Design for Resilience; (4) Design for Multispecies Integration.