AR-202(m) / 10 credits

Teacher: Taillieu Jo François

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

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A house is the simple topic of this studio. A matter of simple complexity. Starting with a book; an image, a text as a reference; defining a fragment by interpreting the reference; continuing with the city; defining stairs; arriving at a house. Learning about a house is learning about architecture.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understanding how detail makes space, how space makes detail or one cannot be without the other one.
  • Finding the reference and finding the personal.
  • Evolving and revolving by drawing and model and arriving by drawing and model.

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 organized in 3 parts; over 2 semesters; in 1 year. Those parts are also called movements.

part 1: movement I semester I

part 2 : movement II semester I

part 3 : movement III semester II.

Special moments will conclude these movements; invited guests will enlarge the field of thoughts. Various studio lectures will open up the frame of references. Guests will be part of it too.

Expected student activities


Assessment methods

- semester I part 1: 20% - 7 weeks - jury. 

1 model 1/20; 1 axonometric drawing A1, 1/33 or 1/20; 

- semester I part 2: 20% - 7 weeks - jury. 

1 students: 1 digital drawing A1, 1/33 or 1/20; 

- semester II part 3: 50% - 14 weeks - mid-term jury / jury 

1 house: 1 model 1/50; 1 fragment model 1/20; 1 interior picture; 1 axonometric drawings A1, 1/33 or 1/20; 1 set of unfolded plans

- general attitude, involvement, progress, etc. 10% - continuous monitoring.


In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA3, BA4 (Taillieu)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week


Monday, 8h - 10h: Lecture

Monday, 10h - 12h: Project, other

Monday, 14h - 18h: Project, other

Tuesday, 8h - 12h: Project, other