Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002572

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course6315

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours10
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
In the context of Design Studio 4 students: - Understand the basic concepts and issues pertaining to Urban Design - Comprehend the continuity between Urban Design and Urban Planning, Architectural and Landscape Design - Practice the application of comprehensive methodologies of identification, recording - representation and analysis of the urban environment and public space - Practice design skills in the creative synthesis of interventions at the various scales of urban design - Fulfill the organisation and presentation of a complete, well rounded urban design scheme, rationale on the physical outcome and the process of successive design phases: development – documentation – proposal presentation.
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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Design Studio 4 examines the basic disciplines, concepts and processes of urban design: the design of the materialized city form. Urban design is a dynamic field of architectural design correlated to urban planning and landscape architecture. It comprises of a constantly shifting field which develops its tools, practices, scales and context, responding to the rapid transformations of cities. For this reason, it keeps up to date with the influx of knowledge from other scientific fields that study the natural, social, political, cultural or economic facets of the city. Urban design deals with the multiple scales of the urban structure: from streets to city blocks and neighbourhoods, to urban areas and networks - developing correlations the built / void form of the city and the lived experience of public space. In the present circumstances of economic, environmental and social crisis, Design Studio 4 draws on the reality of Greek modern cities examining scenarios of interventions on the existing urban fabric. In the context of the design studio, architectural synthesis, as a public - space transformation strategy, takes the form of a catalyst for the development of meaningful transformations of everyday city experiences. Furthermore, design studio 4 introduces the environmental dimensions of urban design. Finally particular emphasis is placed on the processes of urban space production: community participation, frameworks and phases of project implementation.
Urban Design, Public Space Design
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Teaching as well as studio work employs information and communication technologies (processing information, developing, presenting and communicating studio work). The studio uses a page at the university's elearning as a platform of information, communication and student work submission .
Course Organization
Reading Assigment25
Written assigments25
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Project work (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Επιλογές Συγγραμμάτων: Βιβλίο [68372841]: Η Πανεπιστημιούπολη του Α.Π.Θ., Καλογήρου Νίκος Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [68392442]: Η ΖΩΗ ΑΝΑΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΑ ΚΤΗΡΙΑ, JAN GEHL Λεπτομέρειες Πρόσθετο Διδακτικό Υλικό: Βιβλίο [320028]: ΠΟΛΗ ΚΑΙ ΦΥΣΗ, ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΑ Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [320147]: ΒΙΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΠΟΛΕΙΣ, ΓΡΗΓΟΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΥΚΑΛΑΣ, ΑΘΗΝΑ ΒΙΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ, ΓΕΜΕΝΕΤΖΗ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ, ΓΙΑΝΝΑΚΟΥ ΑΘΗΝΑ, ΤΑΣΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΑ Λεπτομέρειες
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