AR-202(m) / 10 credits
Teacher: Taillieu Jo François
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 from ways of living and a framed reference, defining a fragment; continuing by developing a piece of furniture; finally arriving at a house. Learning about a house is learning about architecture.
LIFE MAKES HOUSE
HOUSE MAKES LIFE
As studio jo taillieu always deals with the idea of the reference - what is your frame of reference - but also the idea of the practice - 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 analysis - and imagination - rather than concept - are part of this approach. A strong belief in the variety of media - from handmade drawing, crafted modeling to digital drawings not only as a result but rather as an ongoing method - are the instruments on the table.
A studio where we take your pleasure seriously.
studio jo taillieu announces studio LIFE MAKES HOUSE - HOUSE MAKES LIFE.
Ways of living will be the starting point for the exercise. Life as the starting point for making a house. Together with a framed reference, first reacting on a fascination by defining a fragment; a fragment as an open starting point that is never complete.
It is about construction. About structure, about space, about atmosphere.
Pieces of furniture will be the continuation for the exercise. Looking to references of furnitures; as ways to allow life; making to understand architecture, how details make spaces , construction makes composition. But also depicting furniture will be tackled throughout reference drawings.
It is about making. About structure, about material, about drawing.
The fragment will lead to a house; from that fragment to another location, implemented by a specific theme to tackle the site.
It is about living. About construction, about making, about the city.
The context once again is Belgium. A city within a city, a place to be redefined.
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.
- 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 chapters.
part 1: chapter I semester I
part 2 : chapter II semester I
part 3 : chapter 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. A study trip too (if possible) will be planned.
Expected student activities
- semester I part 1: 20% - 7 weeks - jury.
1 model 1/20; 1 axonometric drawing A1, 1/33 or 1/20; the sketchbook
- semester I part 2: 20% - 7 weeks - jury.
1 students: 1 furniture, 1/1; 1 drawing; the sketchbook
- semester II part 3: 50% - 14 weeks - mid-term jury / jury
1 house: 1 model 1/50 or 1/33; 1 interior picture; 1 set of unfolded plans; the sketchbook
- 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