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Studio MA2 (Gay)

AR-402(m)

Lecturer(s) :

Gay Menzel Catherine Odile

Language:

English

Withdrawal

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

Remark

Inscription faite par la section

Summary

The studio is focused on developing narratives, inspired both from the site and from the student's imagination. It aims in this manner to help the student intervene in the complexity of a given context.

Content

Urban Legends

Studio Gay Menzel addresses the complexity of the context as a source of development of a narrative linked to the site itself. This highlighting tool reveals the inherent qualities of the place and integrates projections or personal aspirations into it, with the broad ambition of reconnection to the environment.

The making of sense

In this time of crisis, and in the post-confinement, a reassessment of our way of life is essential. The quality of our relationship with nature, with the territory, with our way of living is questioned. Maybe a solution would be 'resonance', of which the German sociologist Hartmut Rosa speaks, proposing us to redefine our relationship with the world, to create what he calls the axes of resonance? Is it the 'care' that Heidegger talks about that induces an exchange with the environment? Are there other ways to be explored?

Unveiling narratives

The development of a project strategy is addressed through the narrative, as a crystallization of a specific site vision (understanding) and personal imagination. How does the architect, as a person, as a user, influences and generates anchor points to make places legible, porous and appropriable in order to give them meaning ?

On the crossroad

The town of Martigny in Valais extends at the crossroads of mountains and traffic routes, between the inflection of the Rhône plain, the strategic rock of Batiaz and the valley which leads to Grand-St-Bernard. Its three points arise from this landscape with a strong topography, where historic passages, infrastructures and cultural community have always coexisted. The semester focuses on its peripheral zones, in relation to the great Alpine landscape.

Keywords

Urban Legends, narrative, contextualism, territorial scale, Alps, crossroad, detail, evocation, double exposure, making of sense, reconnection, collective, social, periphery, argicultureagriculture, industry, productive landscape, infrastructure, ecology, sustainability, film, models, words.

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The semester will start with the site visit. Groups of two or three students will receive one of three sites. A double exposure image will be required at the beginning, be reconsidered and adapted through the whole design process. Films will be produced in order to illustrate evocative thought crystallized to project ideas. Series of selected filmography will be projected during the semester. Iillustrations of different descending scales will be produced until a very detail during the semester.

Assessment methods

During intermediate and final reviews a guest jury will be appointed. Table critics will take place at the Studio GayMenzel.

Contrôle continu, 100%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Each student will receive a course booklet.

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      13
    • Subject examined
      Studio MA2 (Gay)
    • 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
    • Credits
      13
    • Subject examined
      Studio MA2 (Gay)
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Project
      4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • AR Exchange, 2020-2021, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      13
    • Subject examined
      Studio MA2 (Gay)
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Project
      4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German