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,
_address the requirements of an international competition,
_explore and experiment with contemporary construction methods and materials along the synthetic procedure of design
Course Content (Syllabus)
Advanced design studio. It focuses on design concept structuring and
experimentation, aiming at design that can address the requirements of an international competition.
It explores interrelationships among architectural narrative with place, space, form and program
through the design of a large Scale Office Complex. The brief will address the requirements of an
international competition for the design of the Headquarters of a large company. Emphasis will be
given to notions such as programmatic and spatial structure, as well as identity and iconicity.
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.
architectural design, complex building, concept, design process, fabrication, tectonics
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
Additional bibliography for study
ΕΠΙΠΡΟΣΘΕΤΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ (ΠΛΗΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟΥ)
Working Spaces. Simone Schleifer. Evergreen-Taschen. 2005
Total Office Design: 50 Contemporary Workplaces. K. Zumstein, H. Parton. Thames & Hudson. 2011.
Office Buildings: A Design Manual. R. Hascher, S. Jeska, B. Klauck. Birkhauser. 2002.
Γραφεία & επαγγελματικοί χώροι. Εκδόσεις ΚΤΙΡΙΟ. 2007.
The Other Office: Creative Workplace Design. Matt Stewart. Birkhauser. 2004.
Future Office. Christopher Grech and David Walters. Routledge. 2008.
The Commercial offices Handbook. Tim Battle. RIBA Publishing. 2003
The other office: Creative workplace design. Matt Stewart. Birkhauser. 2004.
Material World 3: Innovative Materials for Architecture and Design. Elodie Ternaux. FRAME. 2011.
Material Matters: New Materials in Design. Phil Howes, Zoe Laughlin, Black Dog Publishing. 2012.
Αυν. Ραντ. Κοντά στον ουρανό. Τόμος α’ και β’. Ωκεανίδα. 1997.
Ayn Rand. The Fountainhead. Plume; Reprint edition. 1994.
Tanizaki. Το εγκώμιο της σκιάς. Άγρα.