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Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Cattaneo Elisa Cristiana , Jung Stephan , Van Gelderen Michael Gerardus Joseph
Cfu 14.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURAE12AZZZZE078237 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 1

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi


A Multifunctional Collective Building in Amsterdam - Living related to water

Architectural Design Studio 1 will investigate Dutch architecture. What does water mean in the built environment in the Netherlands. In the third week we’ll visit Amsterdam. We'll visit the site of the design assignment of the studio and we will have bike tour passing architecture more or less related to the topic of the studio. The program of the excursion is on Friday March 31th and Saturday April 1th. We start with investigating Dutch architecture. In the first two weeks at the studio we will prepare the excursion to Amsterdam. The preparation exists mainly of analysing some exemplary designs in Amsterdam which represent different periods or opinions. This will lead to presentations and a guidebook for the excursion.

Note that you have to organize your travel and accomodation by yourselve! Do this in time. Arrive at the latest on Thursday evening March 30th at Amsterdam and return Sunday April 2th to Milan

The second part of the studio (week 4-12) is mainly focussed on the design work itself by working on the assignment.

The site of the design assignment is on the new artificial made island in the east of Amsterdam, IJburg. There is an interesting tender going on in Amsterdam: A multifunctional building with a harbour on one site and a canal on the other site. Because of that we find typical Dutch features within the context: the long history of The Netherlands concerning dealing with water. The harbour which leads to the use of water and the canal which controls the water.

The archipelago IJburg is made in the late nineties as an extension of Amsterdam in the lake which connects the river IJ to the former south see, the IJsselmeer. The archipelago should to give space at the housing shortage in the city. Nowadays around 23.000 people live on IJburg. This number should grow to 27.100 in 2025.

The assignment is to design a multifunctional building on plot 42a on the existing island named ‘haveneiland’. During our excursions we will visit the site.

The harbour will be the centre of the island. It should give identity to the place. A watersport centre is the main user of the harbour, but there are also ferries connecting Pamus and Muiderslot. The site should become an active place, to arrive and to leave.

The lot is 7.903m2 (188,17m x 42m). The program of the building is open, apart from 40% which should be the minimum of realized dwellings. We want you to encourage you to develop your own vision on the task and to position yourselves as an architect. We are open to any approach. To take position it might be important to start with defining your guiding theme. We expect that the excursion to Amsterdam will give you the inspiration. 

See attached brief and drawings of the plot ‘Rede of IJburg’, Amsterdam.




Projects in Amsterdam to analyse (and to visit in week 3):

1613-1663: Keizersgracht (and the 3th and 4th  fase Canal area, by Jacobsz Staets)

1580-1635: Burgerweeshuis Jacob van Campen en Pieter de Keyser

1885: Raadhuisstraat Theodoor Sanders, Hendrik Petrus Berlage

1903: Stock Market, Hendrick Petrus Berlage

1966-1972: Het Breed Frans van Gool

1983: Pentagon Theo Bosch en Aldo van Eyck

1980-1987: IJPlein Rem Koolhaas

1983: squated Type Foundry Tetterode (the habitants and users of the building)

1993-1998: GWL-Terrein Kees Christiaanse, West 8

1994: Piraeus Hans Kollhoff at KNSM-island

1996-2000: Borneo Sporenburg West 8

2002: Silodam MVRDV

General: brief history of the urban development of Amsterdam.


Week 1 (March 14 - 15 )

The studio starts with analysing existing (multifunctional) buildings. Documentation will be provided.


The analyse process has 4 steps:

1  Documenting the project.

2  Inventarisation

3  Looking for order in the design

4  Explanation of the design


The students will be divided in groups of 3-4 each project.All should be done by drawings (on tracing paper).

Lecture: introduction on Dutch architecture.


Week 2 (March 21 - 22)

Presentation analysis

Start exploring the site and history of architecture in Amsterdam

Thinking about the assignment.

See attachment info assignment (drawings)

Lecture: introduction assignment


Week 3 (March 31 - April 1)

Excursion to Amsterdam.

An efficient way of organizing the excursion is a decentralized way: Students organize their travel and accommodation by themselves. Nowadays people are much more capable to find their way than a central organized facility. Less bureaucratic, less expensive. We’ll arrange a program for two days,Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March, but you might stay longer in Amsterdam. Try to be in Amsterdam at least on Thursday evening and leave not earlier than Sunday 26th. Then we’ll have two full days for our program.


Program: Visiting the analysed projects.

Using the self-made guidebook.


Week 4  (4 – 5 April)

Start working on the assignment: a multi functional collective building at ‘De Rede van IJburg’, Amsterdam

Defining the guiding theme by presenting a model 1:500

Collecting references


Week 5 (11 – 12 April)

Working on concept and design


Week 6 (18 - 19 April)


Presentation design concept 1:500




Private / public area’s



Week 7  25-26 April Liberazione

Defining the concept in 600 words.

Working on design

Floorplans, elevations, sections scale 1:100


Week 8  (3 – 4 May)

Working on design

Floorplans, elevations, sections scale 1:100


Week 9 (9 – 10 May)

Working on design

Floorplans, elevations, sections


Week 10  (16 - 17 May)

Elabortion on the skin of the building

Finding references

Making models

Material research

Climate design


Week 11  (23 – 24 May)

Elaboration 1:5 details


Week 12 (30 – 31 May)

Elaboration 1:5, 1:20


Week 13 (6 – 7 June)

Elaboration 1:5, 1:20


Week 14 (13 – 14 June)

Final presentation:

Model building(1:200)

Model fragment façade (1:20)

Situation drawing 1:1000

Floorplans 1:100

Elevations 1:100

Sections 1:20

Details 1:5


Structure design

Climate design















Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMikel van Gelderen, Collective House - OASE #65 http://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/65/CollectiveHouse#090
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaErik Terlouw, A House of One's Own - OASE #52 http://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/52/AHouseOfOnesOwn#032

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