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STRUCTURAL [TRANS]-FORMATIONS
ΤΕ0312, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Elective at semester(s) 5, 7, 9, ECTS: 3
Taught in: Greek, Available to ERASMUS students in English and French.
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): , Architectural Design, Fine Arts.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to make reasoned decisions, Ability to work autonomously, Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity), Ability to design and manage projects, Ability to be critical and self-critical , Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.

*** THE COURSE WELCOMES ERASMUS/ EXCHANGE STUDENTS, PROVIDED THEY INTEND TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN CLASS MEETINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS ***

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

[Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation]

Challenging the prevailing typological practices, the course discusses structural design issues from a topological perspective. 

In a teaching framework, the course consists of a series of exercises/ subsequent readings aiming to extract the concrete or abstract properties of the event and translate them to qualities of the spatial composition or/ and principles of the structural arrangement.In a research context, the work attempts to approach the structural concept as a design resource and investigate the physical model as a tool for diagrammatic reasoning.

SUBJECT

The course objective is to explore the structural concept of a ‘lightweight’ structure that will host a performance event.

The study is held by means of diagrams and physical models, in order to study matters of structure in a literal way, as well as in a conceptual level. The study is systematically recorded in the form of a digital diary’ (blog) in order to demonstrate alternatives and justify final choices. 

ASSESSMENT

A series of proposed assignments focus on the study of structural matters. Regular submissions are held every 1-3 weeks to facilitate the decision making process and alleviate the workload at the end of the semester. Class meetings alternate between lectures on theoretical issues and presentation on the progress of personal assignments. In a practical component, students are asked to participate on hands-on workshops to preview the expected output of their work in sketch models.

Students that intend to follow the course need to send an email to the instructor [ Maria Vrontissi | mvrontis@arch.uth.gr ] by Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, in order to receive an invitation for registration to the course blog. The first assignment is due on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.

KEYWORDS

structure, structural design, physical model, diagram