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.
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