AR-401(t) / 13 credits

Teacher(s): Caputo Luigia Francesca Eléni, Kueng Sarah Katrin Brigga

Language: English

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Summary

La Vita è Bella engages with the question of how people appropriate their surroundings in the private and public sphere. How do we adopt and intervene in this world? By means of built interventions, 1:1 prototypes and collective activities, we investigate space in its proportions and dimensions.

Content

Keywords

Collective Activities, Building, Urban Appropriation, 1:1, Walking, Talking, Approving, Walking,

 

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Critical Thinking

Motivation

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyze the immediate environment through walking research and develop techniques to record and map the experiences
  • Develop a consistent architectural concept
  • Design in 1:1 scale. Various techniques for a fast-paced design process
  • Develop verbally a thesis based on the students' own desire
  • Develop strategies to moderate a discussion and cultivate a dialogue
  • Design collectively
  • Test different design techniques
  • Elaborate critical thinking

Transversal skills

  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Research, Analysis, Concept, Draft, Implementation

 

  • Question the common architectural design process

  • Process-oriented

  • Working with proportions

  • Test design through actual experience

  • Visualize concept three-dimensionally

  • Appropriation of new methods through repetition

 

Expected student activities

 

  • doing one project individually
  • analyzing, testing and criticising projects of other students
  • doing one project in a group
  • walk, talk, build

Assessment methods

33 % engagement en groupe et en studio: participation en discussions, cooperation en groupe

33 % critiques intérmediaires et de fin de semestre,

33 % pour la communication : représentation, présentation orales, documents écrits, maquettes, travail en groupe

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Making Air Visible / Far vedere l‘aria: A Visual Reader on Bruno Munari, 

by Claude Lichtenstein, Lars Muller Publishers, 2001

In Praise of Shadows, by Junichiro Tanizaki, 1977

Living in Motion: Design and Architecture for Flexible Dwelling, 

by Vitra Design Museum, 2002

Architecture Without Architects. A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed 

Architecture, by Bernard Rudofsky, 1987

Nomadic Furniture, by James Hennessey, 1973

Ettore Sottsass - Adesso però, by Ettore Sottsass, Hatje Verlag, 1993

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA1 (Kueng & Caputo)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA1 (Kueng & Caputo)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA1 (Kueng & Caputo)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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Tuesday, 8h - 12h: Project, other

Tuesday, 14h - 18h: Project, other

Monday, 8h - 10h: Lecture

Monday, 10h - 12h: Project, other

Monday, 14h - 18h: Project, other