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 from a movie depicting ways of living and a framed reference about materials, defining a fragment; redrawing a house; finally 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 2 parts; over 2 semesters; in 1 year. Those parts are also called movements.

Part 1: movement I semester I

Part 2: movement II 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 will be planned each semester.

Expected student activities


Assessment methods

- semester I: 40% - 14 weeks - jury.

1 fragment: 1 model 1/20; 1 axonometric drawing A1 scale according to project; the sketchbook

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

1 house: 1 model 1/50 or 1/33; 1 set of unfolded plans scale according to project; the sketchbook


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



Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

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