The students are expected to familiarize themselves and be introduced with:
-the special conditions of embodying a shelter in the natural setting
-the critical exploration of various compositional and building principles
-the understanding of the architectural activity as a significant thinking and design process
-the functional organization of a building with middle-level complexity
- environmental design aspects
The design studio course provides individual English-based tutoring for visiting students from abroad.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The undergraduate design studio focuses on the spatial exploration of inhabiting the natural landscape without competing it. From within the task of designing a building with middle-level compositional complexity and with a basic functional program, the students attempt to experiment themselves with the different versions of the structural relationship between the shell of the building and the surrounding environment. In an attempt to synthesize the local with the broad context, they train themselves in ways with which the design of space can define aspects of connecting the human dimension with the natural environment. The main task of the course is the integration of the proposal in its context depending on the type and scale of the shelter, its harmonization with the context (mountainous, coastal or suburban), the conjunction of the inner and outer spaces (closed, outdoor or semi-outdoor spaces), the significance of the materials and the sustainable dimension of the proposal.
Architecture Design, Embodiment, Harmonization, Inhabited Landscapes