SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: SPATIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Course Information
TitleΕΞΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ: ΧΩΡΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΕΡΕΥΝΗΣΕΙΣ / SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: SPATIAL INVESTIGATIONS
Code08EX12
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002524

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600055186
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course’s object is the research on the procedure of architectural design and the investigation of its origins and its limits. The course will attempt to connect architectural design, as a deep, creative procedure with the broad fields of innovation, the study of structures (typological, formal, technological, biological, etc.), the scientific observation, as well as other scientific and creative fields, using advanced technologies for the design, spatial representation and digital fabrication. The aim of this course is to understand the dynamics of space and its qualities, the challenging of established building schemes, the experimental process of complex and sometimes unexpected alternative functional programs. The purpose is the final proposal of innovative spatial situations, through comprehensive, synthetic architectural narratives. Particular emphasis is placed on encouraging the development of personal design vocabularies, portraying flexibility and resourcefulness in responding to complex spatial requirements. Students will be challenged to a continuous processing of their design proposal through the use of three-dimensional spatial representational tools, digital and physical models, which may be conceptual, diagrammatic and not necessarily representational. This year’s topic, titled DOMINO, will attempt to respond in unexpected manners to challenges presented by systemic, established structural and formal models of organizing space, architecture and the city. Throughout the course, workshops will be organized on experimental architectural design, advanced modelling conditions and spatial organizations. Research findings of the design studio will be presented in an international scientific conference and selected fabricated models will be proposed to be exhibited. The course’s external contributors are Fotis Vasilakis (Dip.Arch. AUTH, MArch IAAC, UPC Barcelona), Ioanna Symeonidou (Dip. Arch. AUTH, MSc EmTech AA, PhD Cand AUTH, University Lecturer TU Graz), Fotis Sagonas (Dip.Arch. AUTH, PhD Cand. AUTH) and Vassilis Chlorokostas (Dip.Arch. AUTH, M.Arch Bartlett UCL).
Keywords
architectural design, research by design, advanced design technologies
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Laboratory Work
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Project
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
27-02-2015