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College of Architecture
Texas Tech University
Mail Stop 42091
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone 806-742-3136
Email: architecture@ttu.edu

Instructor: Victoria McReynolds

Mi Casa es Su Casa Schedule



  • subject to change

Week 1

Tuesday - 8/29 - Course Begins

Thursday - 8/31 - Defining Boundaries

Reading Discussion:

Beyond Modernist Masters, Intro
Modern Latin America, Intro, Skidmore & Smith
The Americas, MCHAP Intro, Wiel Arets

Week 2

Tuesday - 9/5 - Contradiction and Complexity

Reading Discussion:

Modern Latin America, Chapter 2, Skidmore & Smith

Thursday - 9/7 - Interpretation in Transition

Reading Discussion:

HDM 34, Architectures of Latin America, Intro
Learning from Latin America: Public Space, Housing, and Landscape . Latin America in Construction

Week 3

Tuesday - 9/12 - Modernism in Chile

Reading Discussion:

Chilean Modern Architecture since 1950, Into
Chilean Modern Architecture since 1950, Chapter 1

Thursday - 9/14 - Dom-ino to Curutchet

Reading Discussion:

Le Corbusier's Crutches House in La Plata, AA Files 37

Week 4

Tuesday - 9/19 - Innovation in Industry

Reading Discussion:

Modern Latin America, Chapter 13, Skidmore & Smith
Architectures for Progress: Latin America, 1955, 1980 . Latin America in Construction
A Panel's Tale: The Soviet KPD System and the Politics of Assembly, AA Files 59
Monolith Controversies

Thursday - 9/21 - Research Introduction

CoA Library, 12:30-1:50pm

Research Resources Orientation w/Architecture Librarian Bonnie Reed

Reading Discussion:

Revisit major points from the three readers and expand upon your weekly notes.

Week 5

Tuesday - 9/26 - Innovation in Techniques

Reading Discussion:

Technics and Civilization: Felix Candela’s Geopolitical Imaginary, Latin American Modern Architectures
Eladio Dieste: Techniques and Poetics, Latin American Architecture: Six Voices
A House Is a Doorway to the World, Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Between Frugality and Gigantism, Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Thursday - 9/28 - Building Infrastructure

Reading Discussion:

Aviation, Electrification, and the Nation: Visions from Colombia and Chile, Latin American Modern Architectures
HDM 34, A Projective Apace for the South American Hinterland
HDM 34, Post-Distaster Regeneration in Chile

Week 6

Tuesday - 10/3 - Mining Villages

Paper 1, Introduction + Research

Reading Discussion:

From Technology To Design, Deserta ARQ
Three Scenes for Deserta, Deserta ARQ
Atacama Desert, Deserta ARQ
Mountaineering, AA Files 66

Thursday - 10/5 - Poetics from Inside Out

Reading Discussion:

JAE 64, The Conflicting Vernacular
The Question of Dwelling and Ethics of Beauty
Luis Barragán: The Phoenix Papers

Week 7

Tuesday - 10/10 - Ciudad Abierta

Reading Discussion:

HDM 34, Landscape in Everything: Lessons from the Valparaíso School
Valparaíso School: Open City Group, Wanderer’s Lodge

Thursday - 10/12 - Writing Well

Reading Discussion:

The Essay as Form, T.W. Adorno
The Elements of Style, William Strunk & E.B. White

Week 8

Tuesday - 10/17 - Caracas and the Torre David

Paper 2, Introduction + Research

Reading Discussion:

Caracas's Cultural (Be)Longings, Latin American Modern Architectures
Torre David, Iwan Baan

Thursday - 10/19 - Sao Paulo and the Brazilian Megalopoli

Guest lecture, Dr. Kristine Stiphany

Reading Discussion:


Week 9

Tuesday - 10/24 - The City as Home, Valparaíso

Video Discussion:

Reparación de Tejido Urbano Cerro Toro y cerro Santo Domingo, ARQ 73
Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Univ de São Paulo FAU USP, Radical Pedagogies

Thursday - 10/26 - Teaching Futures

Reading Discussion:

Valparaíso School: Open City Group, Intro
La Escuelita, Radical Pedagogies
Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Univ de São Paulo FAU USP, Radical Pedagogies

Week 10

Tuesday - 10/31 - Building Futures

Reading Discussion:

Babel Brasileira, AA Files 70
Theory and Action, Lina Bo Bardi

Thursday - 11/2 - Building Today

Reading Discussion:

2G N.61 Pezo von Ellrichshausen, In Search of Meaning
El Croquis 167, Smiljan Radic, Intro

Week 11

Tuesday - 11/7 - Building Today

Reading Discussion:

El Croquis 167, Smillant Radic, The Game of Opposites
ARQ +2, Smiljan Radic Bestiario, Frágil Fortuna

Thursday - 11/9 - Building Today

Introduction of Term Paper and Project

Reading Discussion:

UN-Habitat 2012 Publication

Week 12

Tuesday - 11/14 - Building Today

Un Ruido Naranjo, Smiljan Radic
2G N.61 Pezo von Ellrichshausen, In Search of Meaning
El Croquis 167, Smillant Radic, Intro

Thursday - 11/16 - Review Work

Week 13

Tuesday - 11/21 - Review Work

Thursday - 11/23 - Thanksgiving

Week 14

Tuesday - 11/28 - Course Presentations

Thursday - 11/30 - Course Presentations

Friday - 12/1 - First Year Reviews

Week 15

Monday - 12/4 - Second Year Reviews

Tuesday - 12/5 - Third Year Reviews

Wednesday - 12/6 - Graduate Reviews

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