Fiches de cours 2016-2017


Théorie et critique du projet BA3 (De Vylder & Taillieu)


Enseignant(s) :

de Vylder Jan Albert Emilie
Taillieu Jo François




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A house is the simple topic of this studio. A matter of simple complexity. Defining a space by its "corner"; looking for a "cascade" of rooms; arriving at the simple complexity of a "house". Learning about a house is learning about architecture. That house in two different contexts. A house twice.




As studio architecten de vylder vinck taillieu always deals with the idea of the reference - what is your frame of reference - but also the idea of the prac­tice - on one hand working on many different projects at the same time on the other hand starting from the detail immediately -; the studio is not only looking for a possible architecture regarding a simulated exercise but rather a possible architect in a studio simulating a practice. Observation - rather than analyze - and imagination - rather than concept - are part of this ap­proach. A strong belief in the variety of media - from handmade drawing to crafted modeling not only as a result rather as an ongoing method - are the instruments on the table. An intense way of working - as an intense way of life ' is the credo.


Studio architecten de vylder vinck taillieu announces studio CUT CON­STRUCT CONCEIVE. Cut out's from drawings and pictures are the starting point. Drawings of never realized houses will be the starting point for the exercises. As the previous studio - school year 2014-2015 - called CORNER CASCADE COMPLEXITY starts from the corner detail to find back in the final project all materiality not as an additive but as a fundament of the space; and the studio NEVER EVER YOURS ' school year 2015-2016 - aimed the same idea starting from drawings and models of never realized projects; the difference in this studio - school year 2016-2017 - as it is called CUT CON­STRUCT CONCEIVE is the imagination since it is about cut out's it is even more challenging. Even being challenged by more than one cut out.

The context is Belgium once again. From Brussels to Ostend. From Brussels to Charleroi. Seven totally different venues in three different cities. Cities that make Belgium. Cities that are Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Your first practice will be a Belgian practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

- movements -

The studio will debate in-group and guide in person; depending on the evolution of the studio. This will be decided at the very moment in order to achieve the best progress.


The studio is organised in 3 parts; over 2 semesters; in 1 year. Those parts are also called movements.

part 1: movement I 'corner' semester I

part 2 : movement II 'cascade' semester I

part 3 : movement III 'complexity' semester II.


Eventually special small short term in between exercises might be introduced; if it occurs and as a matter of method of process.

Expected student activities

- continuous -

Student will present every week the evolution ; by all media: model and drawing.

A report book will keep the evolutions together.

Assessment methods

- moments -

- semester I part 1 : corner 20% - first half November - small jury.

1 model 1/20. 2 drawing A2 ; 1/50 or 1/25 or 1/25 ; axonometric ; from two angles.

- semester I part 2 : cascade 0% - end December - small jury.

1 model 1/50 and repetition corner 1/20.

2 drawings A0 ; 1/50 or 1/25 or 1/20 axonometric ; from two angles.

2 drawing A2 ; representations ; analogue media.

- semester II part 3 complexity 40% - may - large jury.

1 model 1/50 and repetition corner 1/20.

2 drawings A0 ; 1/50 or 1/25 or 1/20 axonometric ; from two angles.

2 drawing A2 ; representations ; analogue media. 3 drawings (or more; depending) A2 ; plans ; sections ; facades.

- general attitude, involvement, progress, etc. 20% - continuous monitering.

Dans les plans d'études

    • Semestre
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
    • Matière examinée
      Théorie et critique du projet BA3, BA4 (de Vylder & Taillieu)
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Projet
      4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

En construction
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre


  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand