Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20002538

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course1115

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours10
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no preconditions
Learning Outcomes
1) Practice the ‘architecture look’. 2) Introduction to the basic principles of design: form and function, form and structure, form and construction, form and meaning. 3) Introduction to the basic stages of design: intention, research, development of ideas, first study, design, construction, use. 4) Architecture in relation to Construction. Discussing the relationship between crafts and design values. 5) Exploring the relationship between the concept and its implementation through the direct experience of the construction. Production of meaning through design. Exploring the relationship between architecture and human needs and actions, as well as between architecture and its context. 6) Investigating basic principles, ergonomy, construction, form, style. Introduction to basic materials and construction techniques. Use of the Models Construction Lab. Examination of the relationship between 'temporary' and 'permanent' construction. 7) Introduction to the main styles of 20th century Design. 8) Introduction to the basic characteristics of a dwelling space.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The studio entitled «Introduction to Design 1» aims to the understanding and research on architectural design, the development of architectural creativity and the formulation and presentation of multiple architectural proposals, through a direct contact of the students with various means of expression and representational techniques, a familiarization with the various scales of design, an introduction to the organization of the built environment and a do–it–yourself construction of objects and models. Through a wide range of exercises, the course discusses topics such as thinking and practice in the built environment, abstraction and materiality, concept and construction, systematic design, discipline and free experimentation. Each student shall maintain a portfolio with all his/her exercises, reflections and recordings that will occur during the course, all of which will be evaluated in total.
Introduction to Architectural, Design, Creativity, Representation, Do–it–Yourself, Models
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The use of technology is encouraged during tuition mainly and less during the design process.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work13
Reading Assigment25
Artistic Workshop150
Artistic creation12
Student Assessment
Each student shall maintain a portfolio with all his/her exercises, reflections and recordings that will occur during the course, all of which will be evaluated in total.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΑ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ. ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 31578 ΓΙΑ ΜΙΑ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77108975 ΕΝΑ ΜΙΚΡΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12635130
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