052-1126-21L Architectural Design V-IX: Material Flows (E. Mosayebi)
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Comment||Please register (www.mystudies.ethz.ch) only after the internal enrolment for the design classes (see http://www.einschreibung.arch.ethz.ch/design.php).|
Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 2nd April 2021, 24:00 h. This is the ultimate deadline to unsubscribe or enroll for the studio!
|052-1126-21 U||Entwurf V-IX: Stoffflüsse (E. Mosayebi)
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 23./24.3. (Seminarwoche), am 6./7.4. (Osterferien) sowie an Feiertagen (s. Raumbelegungen!).
|Abstract||On the basis of various construction sites in Switzerland, we try to understand and use the potential of locally available resources and their by-products. This includes natural stone, metal, gravel, sand, clay, gypsum and wood as well as recyclable or directly reusable materials in the existing building stock.|
How can we make the origin of local and global materials visible in the building?
|Objective||• Knowledge of the extraction, processing and use of raw materials|
• Design of alternative forms of living
• Constructive deepening
• Pictorial representation of complex narratives in the form of
• Experimental photography
|Content||Where do the materials in our buildings come from? For some, the origin is easy to determine, others are part of highly globalised material flows whose supply chains cannot be easily traced. The conditions of the global market have led to a geographical separation of extraction, processing and use of raw materials. Thus, extraction areas and construction sites are often far away from each other. Favourable transport costs and cheap manual labour outside Switzerland mean that we are increasingly importing, even though we have our own material resources. Examples of this are natural stones and wood, a substantial part of which is imported from abroad despite local occurrences. In Switzerland, the rule is: imported building materials are cheaper than local ones. This reverses a historical logic according to which only selected and valuable goods were imported. This breaks the link between resources and building culture: local building forms are built with imported materials.|
Using various construction fields in Switzerland, we want to understand and use the potential of locally available resources and their by-products. These include natural stone, metal, gravel, sand, clay, plaster and wood, as well as recyclable or directly reusable materials in existing building stock. Which resources are abundant, which are scarce? Which materials have to be imported from far away? What can we use raw and what needs to be optimised constructively or structurally? We ask how architectural form, expression and meaning emerge through material and construction - and how we can make the origin of local and global materials visible in the building. The project should use its resources as ecologically as possible, in that the buildings are intended to be durable or adaptable and valuable materials can remain dismantlable or components can decay into natural materials after dismantling. The task is to design houses for living and working. The same applies to the form of living sought and the consumption of goods as to the built architecture: it is about the sufficient use of resources.
The semester takes place in cooperation with Guillaume Habert's Sustainable Building Chair. After the first three weeks of analysis, miniatures summarise the research and form the narratives of the projects. Experimental images of the projects are created in workshops with the artist Shirana Shahbazi. Drawings of relevant details serve as a constructive debate.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Group work only.|
Mid-term crits: 16.3., 27.4., 18.5.;
No extra costs.
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||14 credits|
|Type||graded semester performance|
|Language of examination||German|
|Repetition||Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|Additional information on mode of examination||Eine Benotung des Entwurfs am Semesterende erfolgt ausschliesslich aufgrund der per Stichtag, 2.April 2021, 24:00 Uhr, dokumentierten Belegungsliste. Das vorgenannte Datum ist der letzte Termin zum Löschen oder Belegen dieser Lehrveranstaltung!|
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Permission from lecturers required for all students
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