The third year architectural design studio, lasting six months (first semester), envisages the design of a complex and specialized architectural organism from the point of view of the context and the functional program.
The process of the architectural project is verified through the control of all the intervention scales, up to that of the technical-construction detail.
The tools of the studio are those of freehand sketching, architectural drawing, construction of working models, with the appropriate techniques and scales.
Theoretical lessons on topics and examples of composition and on contributions and aspects of disciplinary integration necessarily accompany the studio program.
The achievement of teaching objectives is verified through an examination and a public display of the students' project outcomes.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
With the semestral studio of the third year, the student acquires the ability to deepen some relevant issues of the design process and architectural composition, such as the relationships with the city and the landscape, with history and technique, the typological and morphological articulation of buildings and settlements, the formal definition in relation to the expressive character of architecture.
The studio will focus on designing a new school building in Milan. The teaching method is based on theoretical lectures, group discussions and hands-on exercises. A project work will be developed by students in order to investigate the architectural design from urban issues to constructive arguments. The students will be divided in small teams (2 or 3 students each team) and each team will have to develop one project from the urban to the small constructive scale. During the semester, designing mediums will include many kinds of sketch modeling, sketching, making of full size pieces of the building and drawing methods both that you used last semester and new ones. In addition we will be working in model (big and small scale) and digital programs that can be useful in explaining your design.
The city of Milan has recently engaged in a series of urban re-generation programs. This Architectural Design Studio will focus on one of this. We will work on Milan urban identity.
PROJECT PROGRAM: A NEW SCHOOL BUILDING
We will design a new school building. Our idea is to develop a medium scale building (5.000 – 10.000 square meters) for investigating urban and constructive issues. We will design a complex program able to rethink the educational programs.
The students must control the main architectural skills. In the studio we'll focus on own student personal capability.
During the educational path the sequence of the courses and the order of registration of the related exam must follow the priority specified in the Study Programme regulation.
Modalità di valutazione
The final exam will be an oral exam, in which each student will have to present and to discuss the different exercises and the final project. The final exam will take in consideration the evaluation of each exercises developed during the year.
The final evaluation will take in consideration also the improvement done during the course, the interest in the topics covered in class, critical and design skills developed during the year. The Studio will be organized as a journey in which every student will be an active part of that. We will also expect critical discussions and debates along the year, after each phase of the design.
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A. Zimmermann, Constructing Landscape, materials tecniques structural components, Editore: Birkhauser, Anno edizione: 2006
Christian Norbergh-Schultz, Genius Loci: Towards a phenomenology of architecture, Editore: Academy Editions, Anno edizione: 1980
Carlos Martí Arís, Variations of Identity - Type in architecture
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