INSIGHTS: PATHS AND ARRIVALS. DESIGN AT THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ: ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΟΡΙΟ ΣΤΕΡΙΑΣ ΜΕ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑ- ΧΩΡΟΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΨΥΧΗΣ / INSIGHTS: PATHS AND ARRIVALS. DESIGN AT THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN LAND AND SEA
Code08EM13
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002542

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization8412

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600127947
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
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)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
The course is an insight studio in architectural design of big complexity. Students should have completed the architecture studios of the first two years of study.
Learning Outcomes
The course is an advanced studio and it aims at make students capable of designing for a specific place, something which especially in the designing of outdoors spaces is part of their project as well. This place is even more special, when it is at the boundary between sea and land, where changes and especially changes of light are too intense, the fluidity of the liquid element and its reflections change dramatically the landscape according to weather conditions and hour of the day. Since we (in Greece) live in a place constituted by 2/3 of sea and 1/3 of land, we try during the course and with assistance of the lectures, to make students sense and understand the special qualities of the greek seacoast landscape, and more so the special quality of light in the greek seacoast landscape, something about which our poets have written (Elytis), and which is compatible to some forms and scales, and not to others. Also, since the space where we design is at the boundary between land and sea, at the point where the solid and the liquid meet , but also at the point where the solid and the liquid separate from each other, we deal and discuss over the concept of “boundary”. Also, since our approach to the project is conducted through a method based on immediate experience, we ask students to design while having in mind the pedestrian visitor, and they are encouraged to design while thinking that they are walking through the space, so that they will approach the experience of the user who has the experience of the place. This we think is important in the designing of an outdoors space, where even an experienced architect is at risk of loosing the sense of scale, sense into which a kind of design based on the human body that experiences space while moving into it , brings as back. After having successfully completed the course, students will be able to: _explore relations of architectural narrative and concept with space, form, programme and context, _understand a complex programme brief and design a special large scale building, _explore and experiment with contemporary construction methods and materials along the synthetic procedure of design
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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 course concerns the design of an outdoor public space, upon the natural boundary between land and sea, which is at the same time the boundary of the element of water with land in general. Advanced design studio. It focuses on design concept structuring and experimentation. It explores interrelationships among architectural narrative with place, space, form and program through the design of a large Scale environment with closed and open air swimming pools. Emphasis will be given to notions such as programmatic and spatial structure, as well as identity. Design will be on level of preliminary study, with the production of an A3 dossier as the final presentation. The ability to use multiple means and programmes is required, while the use of working models is strongly encouraged.
Keywords
architectural design, concept, design process, boundary between land and sea
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
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
Description
The course encourages the use of information and communication technology during tutorials, as well as during the design process and the critical presentation of the projects by the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures120.5
Laboratory Work100.4
Fieldwork
Reading Assigment100.4
Tutorial702.8
Project1787.1
Exams200.8
Total30012
Student Assessment
Description
Design will reach the level of an advanced preliminary study. There will be a midterm and a final crit of the projects. Each crit / exam will include: _2 A0 boards which will present the whole project with selected drawings, diagrams, a brief text and visualizations _the final model, along with several working models of different scales _A3 binder with thorough presentation of each project (analysis, concept, diagrams, text, drawings, details, renders, etc) _a CD with all aforementioned material in digital form
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ (ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ) Βιβλίο [15543]: Χωρογραφίες, Πεπονής Γιάννης Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [41955273]: ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΕΙΣ της ελληνικής μεταπολεμικής αρχιτεκτονικής, Τσακόπουλος Παναγιώτης Λεπτομέρειες
Additional bibliography for study
Bachelard Gaston : Η ποιητική του χώρου Το νερό και τα όνειρα Bollnow O.F. Lived Space στο Philosophy Today Durrell Lawrence Spirit of Place Ελύτης Οδυσσέας Ανοιχτά Χαρτιά Αξιον Εστί Heidegger Martin Poetry Language Thought What is a thing Hegel' s phenomenology of Spirit Κωνσταντινίδης Άρης Άρης Κωνσταντινίδης - Μελέτες και Κατασκευές Lynch Kevin The Image of the City Luijpen William Phenomenology and Humanism Merleau-Ponty Μ. Φαινομενολογία της αντίληψης Norberg Schulz Christian Genius Loci Meaning in Western Architecture The Concept of Dwelling Existence Space and Architecture Intentions in Architecture Scully Vincent The Earth, the Temple and the Gods
Last Update
16-02-2020