The workshop addresses the architecture project from the point of view of interior space.
As a fundamental phenomenon independent of the scale to which it applies, it is characterized by a peculiar attention to its users and their gestures of relationship and openness to others and to the world; is captured and determined as a concrete body constructed, in dynamics, verified to the scale of detail, between its edges, the light that animates it, the furnishings that equip it, the materials and decorative elements that qualify it; aims to define a precise identity of every place, in the dialectic between spacecraft, figuration, dimensioning, structural aspects, environmental control, and energy performance. The laboratory places particular emphasis on the recovery of existing and often fragile architectural and architectural heritage by interpreting the themes of contemporary living, from those of residence to those of complex and multifunctional organisms for culture, museum systems and social life up to to those of retraining and open space equipment. Integration with the disciplines of technical physics allows for the verification of microclimate comfort in residential new buildings and upgrading existing ones, lighting and acoustics for museum sites, exhibitions, culture and commerce in a 'efficiency of the product and energy saving.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:
DdD 2 ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- ability to develop the interior space project at the appropriate scale, in which the attention to the human dimension of architecture is expressed in the definition of the material and constructive aspects, of the furnishing equipment or of the exhibition systems;
DdD 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)
- ability to operate and communicate independently the design choices made (DdD 3, 4 and 5).
The studio will investigate how rich and fruitful can be the project of an interior space based on a meaningful relation to the character of the building and its setting in the city, reclaiming a unity which has been neglected with the contemporary practices of interior design, often relying on conventional and formulaic solutions.
The work will be developed first through a precise analysis of a catalogue of existing interior spaces in Milan, both memorable and secret, which share a common attitude to be consistently urban and culturally rooted. They will be surveyed and represented through large scale cardboard models. Investigations will be developed on a list of different spaces, including antique and modern buildings, in which the complex relationship between the physical consistency of form and the consequent character and use of space is particularly meaningful.
The design assignment will then deal with the project for a new public space in the city. Against a rhetorical use of technology, the project will engage with all the complex issues related to environmental sustainability and interior comfort. The visual, tactile and acoustic qualities of the space will become as important as its volumetric articulations. Design will reveal how complex and diverse a contemporary architecture rooted a common culture and in continuity with the city can be.
Adolf Loos, Parole nel Vuoto, (trad. it.) Adelphi, 1972
Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, An art of living, Ajand Limited, 2013
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New york, 1966
Inside scoop, Harvard Design Magazine n.47, 2019
Hermann Czech, Transformations, in OASE#92 Codes and continuities, 2014
Adam Caruso, Energy and Matter, in “The feeling of things”, Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 2008.
Modalità di valutazione
knowledge and understanding
applying knowledge and understanding
Final presentation of the submitted work • theoretical questions on topics covered in the program • questions intended to reveal the student's ability to connect the various topics covered in the program with one another and with previous studies • questions intended to reveal the student's ability to explain design principles and theoretical issues
Studio work will be evaluated all along the semester through reviews of the student work. Each intermediate delivery will be evaluated separately. Final grade will consider the whole trajectory together with the final work.
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese