INSIGHTS 2

Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ: ΑΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΠΑΡΕΜΒΑΣΕΙΣ ΓΙΑ ΒΙΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΠΟΛΕΙΣ / INSIGHTS 2
Code09EM11
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002526

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization9512

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600159998
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After having successfully completed the course, the students will be able to design successfully at the level of architectural design, by following a process where small and large scales are considered at the same time. Fabrication methods will become part of the design agent from the beginning of the process. At the same time the students will explore the possibilities of contemporary architecture and the ways in which it moves forward.
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 monsters are real, and we should open our eyes and ears to understand what they have to tell us about modernity” Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Commonwealth, 2011 The evolution of architectural creation has been defined to a large extent by the application of specific rules. Those rules, whether related to its material nature – stability, durability, wear etc – or to its social and cultural surroundings – functionality, meaning etc. – define the vast majority of the produced architecture of any time; it is those rules that allow architecture to move forward with small steps and to evolve. The breakthroughs however, the points of rapture, happen when our understanding of what architecture and space can be, change. At the points of transcendence. When the ways of thinking and, mainly, the design of the architects manages to operate external to those rules; without necessarily undoing them, but by stepping outside the framework that they define. Aim of the studio is to encourage the students to experiment with architecture and the process of its production. In other words, to open their perception to elements that would normally be dismissed or overlooked: those ‘monsters’ that might be ugly, non-designed, random, worn or abandoned – equipped with properties that design usually tries to avoid – and use them as a point of departure for their design. Through those ‘monster’, their understanding, modulation and transformation, new architectural directions might arise. The students are asked to work simultaneously on the different scales that their project addresses, from its relation to the city structure to fabrication details, so as their design will emerge through the relations that will arise in the process, instead of relying in some predefined, abstract idea. An extra focus will be placed on the tectonic elements of each project in an attempt to use them as an active aspect of the design instead of something that arrives in retrospect. Therefore the students are expected to develop fabrication methods for the project, whether those methods are conventional or experimental.
Keywords
architectural design, design process, fabrication, tectonics
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
Internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures120.5
Fieldwork200.8
Tutorial702.8
Project1787.1
Exams200.8
Total30012
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
23-04-2019