AR-302(r) / 10 credits

Teacher(s): Perkins Amy Faith, Lisogorskaya Maria

Language: English

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

Remark: Inscription faite par la section


Summary

This year we will be focusing on timber; its physical material qualities, the infrastructure of skill, labour and technology around its contemporary and historical uses. We will take a critical look at the politics of its production, distribution, and use as a sustainable building material.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design spaces, structures, models, drawings, prototypes, buildings
  • Assemble materials
  • Formulate ideas, analysis, intention, questions
  • Explore timber as a building material, skills, design iterations, materials
  • Realize complete assignments, complete models, drawings and 1-1 prototypes

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.

Teaching methods

We will be teaching through a range of methods, which merge practical skills and critical thinking about architecture and spatial design. We have prepared a series of Assignments and workshops which cover these.

Material understanding : At the begining of the semester each student group work with one part of a tree to make a material or an object, gaining an intimate understanding of the historical and contemporary uses for each part of the tree.

Place : An exploratory walk through a multi use forest will provide the spatial, social, cultural and political context for the material experiments.

Precedent Study : Large scale models of timber precedents will allow for the connection between culture, place, and construction to be investigated.

Translation : The concepts explored during the place, precedent and material tests will be developed into design proposals in groups of two, situating the methods learned within a swiss context.

Final Exhibition : All of the work will be curated into a final group exhibition of the research and proposals. Guests and advisors from the semester will be invited back to comment on the studio's work as a whole.

 

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA6 (Assemble)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA6 (Assemble)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA6 (Assemble)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA6 (Assemble)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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Monday, 8h - 12h: Project, other

Monday, 13h - 19h: Project, other

Tuesday, 8h - 10h: Lecture

Tuesday, 10h - 12h: Project, other