Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600017756

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 138
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization4215

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Dimitra Fygka
Weekly Hours10
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course introduces the student with the design process of a building of middle-level compositional complexity in the natural context. The design studio course can provide individual English-based tutoring for visiting students from abroad.
Learning Outcomes
The course introduces the student with the design process of a building of middle-level compositional complexity in the natural context. The students are expected to familiarize themselves and be introduced with: -the special conditions of embodying a shelter in the natural setting -the critical exploration of various compositional and building principles -the understanding of the architectural activity as a significant thinking and design process -the functional organization of a building with middle-level complexity - environmental design aspects The design studio course provides individual English-based tutoring for visiting students from abroad.
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 in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The undergraduate design studio focuses on the spatial exploration of inhabiting the natural landscape without competing it. From within the task of designing a building with middle-level compositional complexity and with a basic functional program, the students attempt to experiment themselves with the different versions of the structural relationship between the shell of the building and the surrounding environment. In an attempt to synthesize the local with the broad context, they train themselves in ways with which the design of space can define aspects of connecting the human dimension with the natural environment. The main task of the course is the integration of the proposal in its context depending on the type and scale of the shelter, its harmonization with the context (mountainous, coastal or suburban), the conjunction of the inner and outer spaces (closed, outdoor or semi-outdoor spaces), the significance of the materials and the sustainable dimension of the proposal.
Architecture Design, Embodiment, Harmonization, Inhabited Landscapes
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
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
Laboratory Work10
Reading Assigment10
Student Assessment
Design will reach the level of a preliminary study. There will be a midterm and a final crit of the projects. Each crit / exam will include: _2 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 and a CD with all aforementioned material in digital form
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Group Presentation of Semester's Proposal
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Norberg-Schulz, Ch.,Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture,Academy (1979) 1980
Additional bibliography for study
Av 157/158: Herzog & De Meuron 2005-2013 (English and French Edition) Paperback – March 6, 2013 Bachelard, Gaston, Η ποιητική του χώρου, (Βέλτσου, Ελένη, μτφρ.), εκδόσεις Χατζηνικολή, 2014 Balmond, Cecil, Jannuzzi, Smith, Informal, Prestel, 2002 Balmond, Cecil, Crossover, Prestel, 2013 Γιακουμακάτος, Ανδρέας, Τσακαλίδου, Βενετία (επιμ.), Αφιέρωμα ‘Σύγχρονη Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ευρώπη των Άλπεων’ στην ετήσια επιθεώρηση ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΧΩΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΩΝ, Τεύχος 44/2013, Αθήνα Calvino, Italo, Οι αόρατες πόλεις, Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, Αθήνα 2004 Castanheira, Carlos and Siza, Álvaro, Álvaro Siza: The Function of Beauty, Phaidon, 2014 Ching, Francis D.K., Form, Space & Order, Wiley, 4th edition, 2014 Davidson, Cynthia C., Anything, Anyone Corporation New York, The MIT Press, 2001 El Croquis 139,155,179-180: Sanaa, Sejima Nishizawa 2004-2008, 2008-2011, 2011-2015, Ετήσια ειδική έκδοση ΚΤΙΡΙΟ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ + DESIGN, Τεχνικό Περιοδικό ΚΤΙΡΙΟ, Επιλογή στη Δόμηση ΕΠΕ – Τεχνικές Εκδόσεις, Παπαϊωάννου Π., Τσιώρα, Δ. (εκδ.), Τσακαλίδου, Βενετία (επιμ.), Τεύχη 10/2007, 10/2008, 11/2009, 7/2010, 7/2011, Θεσσαλονίκη Howes, Phil, Laughlin, Zoe, Material Matters: New Materials in Design, Black Dog Publishing, 2012 Ingels, Bjarke, Big, Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of architectural adaptation, 2015 Κονταράτος, Σάββας, Δοκίμια αρχιτεκτονικής, πρότυπα, συμβολισμοί και αναιρέσεις στη νεότερη εποχή, Libro, Aθήνα 2009 Mateus, Aires and Cacciatore, Francesco, Living the Boundary: Twelve Houses By Aires Mateus & Associados, 2011 Norberg-Schulz, Ch., Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture, Academy (1979) 1980 Rahim, Ali, Contemporary Techniques in Αrchitecture, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2002 Rand, Ayn, The Fountainhead, Plume; Reprint edition, 1994 Richardson, Phyllis, XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings, Dietrich, Lucas (ed.),Thames & Hudson, London, 2001 Rossi, Aldo, Η Aρχιτεκτονική της Πόλης, επιμ.: Παπαδόπουλος, Λ., Παπακώστας, Γ., Τσιτιρίδου, Σ., μτφρ.: Πετρίδου, Β., Σύγχρονα Θέματα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1987 Tanizaki, Junichiro, In Praise of Shadows, Leete’s Island Books, 1977 Ternaux, Elodie, Material World 3: Innovative Materials for Architecture and Design, FRAME, 2011 Τσακαλίδου, Βενετία (επιμ.), Αφιέρωμα ‘Σύγχρονα Μουσεία: Ζητήματα συνέχειας και αντίστιξης’ στην ετήσια επιθεώρηση ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ, Τεύχος 46/2012, Αθήνα Van Berkel, Ben, Bos, Caroline, Move, UN Studio & Goose Pres, Amsterdam, 1999 Zumthor, Peter, Thinking Architecture, Birkhauser, 2010
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