SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: SPATIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Course Information
TitleΕΞΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ: ΧΩΡΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΕΡΕΥΝΗΣΕΙΣ / SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: SPATIAL INVESTIGATIONS
Code08EX12
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002524

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 50
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600144950

Class Schedule

Building
FloorFloor 1
Hall201 (20)
CalendarThursdsay 10:00 to 14:00
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
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)
Learning Outcomes
Particular emphasis is placed on encouraging the development of personal design vocabularies, portraying flexibility and resourcefulness in responding to complex spatial requirements. Students will be challenged to a continuous processing of their design proposal through the use of advanced spatial documentation and representational tools, digital and physical models, which may be conceptual, diagrammatic and not necessarily representational.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course’s object is the research on the procedure of architectural design and the investigation of its origins and its limits. The course will attempt to connect architectural design, as a deep, creative procedure with broad fields of innovation, study of structures (typological, formal, technological, ecological, etc.), documentation, as well as other scientific and creative fields, using advanced methodologies for design, spatial representation and fabrication. The aim of this course is to understand the dynamics of space, place and its qualities, the challenging of established building schemes, the experimental process of complex and sometimes unexpected alternative functional programs. The purpose is the final proposal of innovative spatial situations for the human-made environment and landscape, through coherent, compositional, architectural narratives. Particular emphasis is placed on encouraging the development of personal design vocabularies, portraying flexibility and resourcefulness in responding to complex spatial requirements. Students will be challenged to a continuous processing of their design proposal through the use of advanced spatial documentation and representational tools, digital and physical models, which may be conceptual, diagrammatic and not necessarily representational. This year’s topic is titled ‘ARCADIA II’ and it connects concepts such as locality, the cultural expression of pastoralism with advanced design and visionary utopias. Thus, it raises architectural design as a prominent bearer of new meanings and encoded cultural load. ‘ARCADIA II’ is considered regional and yet highly universal, trivial and yet experimental. The design course will be adjusting its activities in the implementation of the european research program within the Horizon2020 frame titled ‘V4Design’, which is investigating the potential repurpose of visual material and its reuse in order to create an advanced design platform and design proposals for architecture and landscape. During the course, we will test operating modules provided by the V4Design research project and short seminars and workshops will be organized on experimental architectural design, advanced documentation and modelling and spatial organization. Design research findings of the course will be used to design and fabricate collective, three-dimensional models. Course projects will be incorporated in the development of the ‘V4Design’ research project. Selected student projects are usually presented in international scientific conferences and proposed to participate in exhibitions in Greece and internationally. The course’s external contributors are Giota Koulali (Dip. Arch. AUTH, MSc Landscape Architecture AUTH, Phd Cand. AUTH), Fotis Vasilakis (Dip.Arch. AUTH, MArch IAAC, UPC Barcelona), Eftihis Efthimiou (Dip. Biology & Technology UoI, M.Arch UTH, Decode Fab Lab) and Despoina Zavraka (Dip. Arch. Mackintosh GSA, MLA AUTH, PhD AUTH)
Keywords
architectural design, research by design, advanced design technologies
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures100.4
Seminars301.2
Laboratory Work502
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Project502
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
15-07-2019