AR-401(ae) / 13 credits

Teacher(s): Rentzou Maria-Anna, Pantazis Konstantinos

Language: English

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

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Summary

The studio transforms traditional architecture into new domestic typologies, without concern about aesthetics in the traditional sense. It focuses on users, daily routines, improvisation, collective life and public space, as well as on appropriation and the interaction of the being with the plot.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop strategies to complete partially documented architectures
  • Draw plans and construct models
  • Identify potential contemporary qualities in existing architecture
  • Use and transform given architectures
  • Recognize the political and social meaning of domestic space
  • Establish a pertinent formal language
  • Apply representation techniques borrowed from artistic works

Teaching methods

Every student will take one house.

 

Part 1
The students will complete the projects by imagining the missing documentation.
Tasks:
1. Invent the missing drawings.
2. Identify 5-10 details or areas of the project that are unusual, suprising, or unconventional vis a vis construction method, design or they way they promote communal life.
3. Create a representation of the house (image) that makes a hypothesis about what the colors of the house might have been (vis a vis the Hellenic Houses series of paintings of Greek painter Nikos Eggonopoulos).
4. Make a model in scale 1:20, and photograph it producing new views of the houses
5. Present the house through the above.

 

Part 2
The students will create new architectures reacting on the now completed houses.
Tasks:
1. Propose new social programs for the houses addressing the mater of collective dwelling today.
2. Design the interior with specific furnishings and atmosphere, arguing about the politics of the interior proposed, with rooms that embody the most positive qualities of contemporary society and that empower the inhabitant.
3. Update the model and photograph the new situation.
4. Design a specific interior construction and present it through a complete set of images, drawings and construction details.
5. Represent the new project in the form of a totem, highlighting relations discovered and proposed between its parts.

Assessment methods

Weekly Table critics
Intermediate and final reviews with guests juries

In the programs

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

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10   
10-11    
11-12   
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16   
16-17   
17-18   
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19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 8h - 12h: Project, other

Tuesday, 14h - 18h: Project, other

Monday, 8h - 10h: Lecture

Monday, 10h - 12h: Project, other

Monday, 14h - 18h: Project, other