This course is especially oriented towards students of architecture and related areas of study. It is also open to all students with a general interest in designing architecture.
Explore design strategies and artistic approaches in architecture!
The course explores architectural concepts through class presentations, on-site visits, and studio practice. Each class examines particular building types, design principles and methodologies, leading to practical design techniques. Spatial strategies will be applied to daily tasks in artistic ways.
Design principles such as open plan, inner courtyard, shifting storeys, and mass and space will be explored and applied to architectural model making and sculpturing by using a variety of materials. Examples of contemporary European architecture will be discussed in this course. Various spatial strategies will be explored in practical tasks, leading to the final design project of the course: an art museum in Weimar.
The final design project focuses on the connection between inner and outer spaces, the arrival and opening situation of the building, the spatial links of exhibition spaces, the opening and sight concept, and the use of light.
The course supports the understanding of spatial qualities. The course allows students to explore design strategies in architecture, and it improves each student's personal design competence.