052-0545-23L  Architectural Design III: Fountain community. Cumünanza da bügl (R.Boltshauser)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersR. Boltshauser, E. Christ, J. De Vylder, C. Gantenbein, M. Kaijima, D. Mettler, D. Studer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish (lecture), German (exercise), German (exercise)
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Students who do not wish to change the design class don't have to parcitipate in the internal enrolment.

Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 1.11.2023, 24:00 h (valuation date) only.
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052-0505-00 VKonstruktion III
Kurssprachen: Deutsch und Englisch.
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 25.10 (Seminarwoche) und in den beiden letzten Semesterwochen (Schlussabgaben).
2 hrs
Wed08:00-09:35HIL E 3 »
R. Boltshauser, E. Christ, J. De Vylder, C. Gantenbein, M. Kaijima
052-0505-00 UKonstruktion BUK III
Kurssprachen: Deutsch und Englisch.
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 24.10 (Seminarwoche).
2 hrs
Tue08:00-09:35HIL E 3 »
D. Mettler, D. Studer
052-0545-23 UEntwurf III: Brunnengemeinschaft. Cumünanza da bügl (R.Boltshauser)
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 24/25.10 (Seminarwoche)
Einführung und Zwischenbesprechung: Erster Kurstag
12 hrs
Tue09:45-16:30HIL F 61 »
Wed09:45-16:30HIL F 61 »
R. Boltshauser

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AbstractThe Lower Engadine is characterized, in addition to its favorable geographic location, by its particularly well preserved and quality building culture. We approach seven locations both analytically and in direct experience, with the aim of recognizing existing qualities, but also sustainable, future-oriented potentials in order to create urgently needed living space and lively village centers.
ObjectiveSemester topic "Design III":
• Addressing dense, sustainable, circular, simple building
• Development of a broad theoretical basic
• Holistic design of spatial atmospheres in the interplay of concept, context, construction, climate, sustainability and materiality
• Research and development of architectural themes resulting from energy and climatic considerations
• Practical work with models, plans and visualization programs as part of the design process

Lecture "Construction III":
Introducing students into different design and making approaches to find a path towards their personal approach on designing and making.
ContentSemester topic "Architectural Design III":

The Lower Engadine has often been declared hopeless.
Be it as part of the 'Alpine wasteland', which proposed the deliberate abandonment of the shrinking rural parts of the country in the sense of a stronger differentiation of urban development, or currently due to the ongoing sellout of the buildings that characterize the locality to foreigners, which results in the progressive emptying of the village centers. The Engadin house seems to have found its fate as an investment object and refuge for the wealthy, finally and irretrievably.

We oppose this fatalistic perspective with decided optimism and develop positive visions that strengthen existing qualities by means of a lively building culture and at the same time give expression and shape to new needs and ways of life.

We study exemplary Engadine houses to see how a type has developed from the way of life, the climatic conditions and the locally available resources, which on the one hand is robust and recognizable, and on the other hand is always specific and sustainable through situational differentiations and continuous reconstruction, further construction and additions.

However, respect and admiration for the buildings that have evolved over centuries should not hinder us, but rather encourage us to think the houses further and discover the transformative potential of these strong structures.

Our shared vision this semester is a vibrant village center. For the sustainable development of village structures, we must not nostalgically indulge in romantic notions of village life, but rather acknowledge and anticipate the real needs and lifestyles of village residents. Affordable housing for families and hospitality workers, multigenerational living, and places for community living are buzzwords for sustainable development and maintaining quality of life.

We will address the issue of sustainability in its entirety and, in addition to the aforementioned social aspects, we will study and work on the issues of gray energy, reuse of building components, circularity, sufficiency, use of passive climatic systems and simple, reversible constructions.

Lecture "Construction III":
The overall topic of the lecture series is “Construction – Elements of Architecture”. The lecture series gives the students an insight into different construction and design methods. The lectures are held by four different professorships in a block of 5 lectures in a row and showcasing their individual approach on design and architecture in general.
Lecture notesThe students will receive a reader at the beginning of the semester.
LiteratureSemester topic "Architectural Design III":

- Könz, Iachen Ulrich (1978): Das Engadiner Haus, Paul Haupt Verlag, Bern.
- Könz, Iachen Ulrich; Widmer, Eduard (1977): Sgraffito im Engadin und Bergell, Atlantis Verlag, Zürich.
- Simonett, Christoph, Könz, Iachen Ulrich (1965): Die Bauernhäuser des Kantons Graubünden. Verlag Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde, Basel.
- Giovanoli Diego, et al.( 1988): Siedlungsinventar Scuol, Die historischen Bauten von Scuol suot, Vih, Strudun und Clozza, Gemeinde Sent und Kantonale Denkmalpflege Graubünden, Chur.
- Dubois, Monique (2014): Die Brunnen der Engiadina Bassa. [Selbstverlag] Dubois, Monique.
- Hofmann, Fadrina et al (2008): Dachasa : chasas ed istorgias da l’Engiadina / Daheim : Engadiner Hausgeschichten, herausgeber.ch, Bern.

Lecture "Construction III":

Momoyo Kaijima:
- Atelier Bow-Wow: “Behaviorology” Rizzoli International Publication, New York, 2010
- Momoyo Kaijima et al “Made in Tokyo” Kajima Publishing, Japan, 2001

Jan De Vylder:
Free to consult / not limited
- 3 BOEK 789 – ISBN 9789492321749
- UNLESS EVER PEOPLE – ISBN 9789492567079
- GALLERY MAGAZINE N° I – ISBN 9789493146495

Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein:
- “Remaking Cities: Techning at ETH Zurich 2010 - 2013. Review No. III”, Park Books, Zurich,2022

Roger Boltshauser:
- Tschanz, Martin (2021): Roger Boltshauser, Monografie, Triest Verlag, Zürich.
- Boltshauser, Roger; Veillon, Cyril; Maillard, Nadja (2020): Pisé. Stampflehm – Tradition und Potenzial, Triest Verlag, Zürich.
- Hönger, Christian; Menti, Urs-Peter; et al. (2009): Das Klima als Entwurfsfaktor, Quart Verlag, Luzern.
- Kapfinger, Otto; Boltshauser, Roger; Rauch, Martin (2011): Haus Rauch: ein Modell moderner Lehmarchitektur / The Rauch house: a model of advanced clay architecture, Birkhäuser, Basel.
- Boltshauser, Roger; Flury, Aita (2009): Elementares zum Raum: Roger Boltshausers Werke / A primer to space: works, Springer, Wien.
Prerequisites / NoticeLecture "Construction III":
- 20.09.2023 Momoyo Kaijima
- 27.03.2023 Momoyo Kaijima
- 04.10.2023 Momoyo Kaijima
- 11.10.2023 Momoyo Kaijima
- 18.10.2023 Momoyo Kaijima
- 25.02.2023 Seminar Week
- 01.11.2023 Christ & Gantenbein
- 08.11.2023 Christ & Gantenbein
- 15.11.2023 Christ & Gantenbein
- 22.11.2023 Christ & Gantenbein
- 29.12.2023 Christ & Gantenbein
- 06.12.2023 All professors: Examination - exhibition of the sketchbooks
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits14 credits
ExaminersR. Boltshauser
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationVorlesung "Konstruktion III":
Die Vorlesung Konstruktion III ist ein obligatorischer Leistungselement und Bestandteil des Entwurfskurses mit dem Ziel ein umfassendes Verständnis für Architektur und Konstruktion zu erlangen. Die Semesterleistung wird als fortlaufende Leistungskontrolle in einem Skizzenbuch, das am Anfang der Vorlesungsserie ausgehändigt wird, festgehalten. Das Skizzenbuch ist ein eigenständiges Lernelement, mit welchem die Studierenden das Vorgetragene direkt in Form von Skizzen, Kommentaren, Ausarbeitungen und Spekulationen verarbeiten. Am Ende des Semesters findet eine Ausstellung aller Skizzenbücher statt. Die Bewertung wird dann von den jeweiligen Entwurfsstudios durchgeführt und geht mit 10% in die Gesamtnote des Entwurfskurses ein. Dabei werden folgende Kriterien in die Beurteilung einfliessen: Vollständigkeit und Pünktlichkeit der Abgabe, Verständnis und Wiedergabe der präsentieren Inhalte, Fähigkeit zur Interpretation und umfassenderen Aneignung der Konzepte, sowie die grafische Qualität der Darstellungen und Beschriebe.

Übung "Konstruktion BUK III":
Während des Semesters werden verschiedene Übungsaufgaben angeboten. Die Teilnahme an diesen freiwilligen Übungen wird empfohlen.

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