052-1136-21L  Architectural Design V-IX: Elements (A.Deuber)

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersA. Deuber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
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AbstractStudents have the opportunity to examine architectural elements that define their architecture. We carry out this search throughout the semester and divide it into three phases: element, structure and whole. We will delve deeply into the architectural space and the materialized elements that define that space.
ObjectiveThe students develop a design based on the architectural theme of "elements" with the integrated disciplines of structural design. They deal with the topic, a specific material of its constructive logic and supporting structure. The aim is to arrive at a holistic design for all designs based on individual inspiration and the logic of the material and to visualize this at the end.
ContentStudents have the opportunity to examine architectural elements that define their architecture. We carry out this search throughout the semester and divide it into three phases: element, structure and whole. We will delve deeply into the architectural space and the materialized elements that define that space.

In a first step, elements that define the space are explored. Based on an inspiration, an element is designed as an object that represents this inspiration. The object leads to a structure and its own detailed architectural project with an individual program in a specific location.

The students work with different types of renderings (rendering of the element, the structure, the rooms), as well as detailed black and white CAD drawings and texts.
Prerequisites / NoticeIndividual work only.
Mit term crits: 16/17 March, 20/21 April, 4/5 May 2021.
Costs: CHF 100.

Introduction: 23.2.21, 10:00 h, Zoom-ID: 995 4984 0569 .

Assistants: Lorenz Bachmann, Elena Miegel
Integrated discipline (3 ETCS points): Chair for structural design, Prof. Schwartz (requirement: design and supporting structure are mutually dependent)
Experts 3D visualization: Stefan Meyer, Boris Dudesek, Lukas Burkhard