AR-402(o) / 13 crédits

Enseignant(s): Gil Lopesino Eva, Palacios Rodriguez Carlos, Fogue Herreros Luis Uriel

Langue: Anglais

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

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Summary

Fiction is one of the laboratories that architecture uses for its tests. This should not come as a surprise, since architecture has always been a "science of fiction". The studio holds by elii [architecture office] will work on housing and fiction. Madrid will be the site for both semesters.

Content

Keywords

Fiction, Domesticity, Housing, Architecture, Cooperative, Collective Intelligence, Negotiation, Future, Madrid

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

We suggest our students to follow these subjects:
AR-521 De la structure à l'ornement Prof. Picon
AR-427 Histoire de l'habitation Prof. Ortelli
AR-467 UE C : Logement collectif Prof. Ortelli

Recommended courses

We recommend our students to follow these subjects:
AR-488 Familiar horror-critical history of domestic space Prof. Aureli
AR-472 Swiss cooperative housing: a critical overview Prof. Davidovici
AR-451 Architecture et construction de la ville I Prof. Gilot
AR-452 Architecture et construction de la ville II Prof. Gilot

Important concepts to start the course

Due to the covid-19 situation, semi-presence and online teaching methods are going to be implemented next semesters during course 2020-2021. Laptop and/or computer, a good internet connection at home and microphone and headphones are necessary to follow properly our classes.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop independently an architectural and canonical definition form different cultural products.
  • Analyze and understand architecture as a fiction matter.
  • Develop in group a precise and consistent architectural project.
  • Develop in group shared narratives.
  • Produce models, drawings, prototypes, storyboards, films, scripts and other documents, elaborating on the idea of their design.
  • Conduct a research based on fiction.
  • Apply models, drawings, prototypes, storyboards, films, scripts and other documents, elaborating on the idea of their design.
  • Design architecture from an urban, collective and ecosystemic approach.

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Negotiate effectively within the group.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

By the time of the elaboration of this course book, EPFL is still working on the design of the methodology for the next semesters, on course 2020-2021.
Probably, we will combine physically present classes on campus and online classes, live streamed and recorded through a digital platform as ZOOM. Our Studio will be 14 weeks long, with classes every Monday and Tuesday, from 8:15 – 12:00 and 14:15-18:00. We will provide the students a complete syllabus, schedule and calendar, including activities, the procedure week by week and the rating system.
The students acquire the capacity of working individually and in groups for three people.
The teaching activity will develop through lectures, specific workshops and online table work.
Students will present their work regularly, every week, some times in a public pin-up session. Intermediate and final reviews with guest critics.

Expected student activities

Visiting at the beginning of the autumn semester 2020-2021 the exhibition “Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors” at Vitra Design Museum, in Weil am Rhein (Germany), (depending on the covid-19 situation at that time). Possible travel to Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) to visit the environment and some examples of spanish cooperative collective housing (depending on the covid-19 situation at that time).

Assessment methods

We will provide the students a complete syllabus, schedule and calendar, including activities, the procedure week by week and the rating system.
There will be a Midterm Review in the middle of the semester with several guest critics to give feedback and critics to all the students. During the 14th week, there will be a Final Review with some invited critics.
Rating and grades will be based on continuous evaluation, attendance and participation in class, the evolution of each project, the collaboration level achieved with their peers and the content of the middle review, the final review and the final submission. Rating and grades will be based on the EPFL usual code.
The evaluation of the studio LEARNING FROM FICTION will be collective. All students will be attending this, to learn from the feedback as provided by the invited critics and the tutorial team.
The feedback-session spans two days, each proposal will have an in-depth and thorough evaluation of sufficient duration each.
The discussion and reflections among the critics and tutorial team is part of the didactic aims of the studio, students are invited to fully participate in this. We will develop dynamics and activities to enrich this participation in multiple ways. The invited critics will have the value of certain percentage of the final evaluation, the tutorial team will have the rest. The tutorial team consists of Eva Gil Lopesino (leading the Studio), Carlos Palacios Rodríguez and Uriel Fogué Herreros from elii [architecture office], with the assistance of Léonore Nemec, as part time assistant.

Supervision

Assistants Yes
Others Léonore Nemec, architect, part time assistant at Théorie et critique du projet Studio MA2 (elii), Orientation Housing AR-402(o)

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

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Aureli, P. V., & Giudici, M. S. (2016a). Familiar horror: Toward a critique of domestic space. Log, 1(38), 105-129. Retrieved from https://www.anycorp.com/store/log38?category=Log

Boudet, D., Kurz, D., Davidovici, I., SchÀrer, C., Simon, A., & Claus, S. (2017). In Boudet D. (Ed.), New housing in zurich. typologies for a changing society (1ª ed.). Zurich: Park Books. Retrieved from https://park-books.com/index.php?pd=pb&lang=en&page=books&view=co&book=827&booktype=filter_5_title&subject

Colomina, B. (2006). La domesticidad en guerra. Barcelona: Barcelona Actar.

Colomina, B. (2007). Domesticity at war (1st ed.). Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Cumming, S., Greenberg, G., & Kelly, R. (2017a). Conventions of viewpoint coherence in film. Philosophers Imprint, 17(1), 1-28.

Currie, G. (1990). The nature of fiction Cambridge University Press.

Davidovici, I. (2017). Ideology and collective life. In D. Boudet (Ed.), New housing in zurich: Typologies for a changing society (pp. 78–86). Zurich: Park Books.

Entrepatios – otra manera de vivir. Retrieved from https://www.entrepatios.org/

Fogué Herreros, U., Palacios Rodríguez, C., & Gil Lopesino, E. (2015). In Palacios Rodrigués C., Gil Lopesino E. and Fogué Herreros U. (Eds.), What is home without a mother (1ª ed.). Helsinki, Madrid: HIAP, Matadero Madrid.: HIAP, Matadero Madrid. doi:http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5952

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Garcia, i. M., Adrià. (2016). Designing with transitioning communities — the case of la
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García-Carpintero, M. (2016). Introduction recent debates on learning from fiction. Teorema, 35(3), 5-20.

Jacobs, S. (2007). The wrong house: The architecture of alfred hitchcock. Rotterdam: Rotterdam 010 Publishers.

Kries, M., Eisenbrand, J., Morrison, J., Sparke, P., Grima, J., Rawsthorn, A., Taylor, A. J. (2020). In Kries M., Eisenbrand J. (Eds.), Home stories: 100 years, 20 visionary interiors (1st ed.). Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum.

La Borda. (2016). La borda – construïm habitatge per a construir comunitat. Retrieved
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McCausland, E., & Salgado, D. (2019). Supernovas. una historia feminista de la ciencia ficción
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Websites

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Théorie et critique du projet MA2 (elii)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Théorie et critique du projet MA2 (elii)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Théorie et critique du projet MA2 (elii)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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