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Course content

The studio offers a research-based teaching, with focus on in-depth individual research into an architecturally relevant topic. The student is encouraged to develop an individual formal language, parallel to a written reflection, and to experience and acknowledge spatial structure as a tool to investigate any architectural issue.

The spring 2016 course will be the first in a series of two. In the spring 2016 the course will study the relationships between the architectural categories: structure, space and material and the continuously shifting hierarchies between them. Course two, fall semester 2016, will have similar content, but in addition the project will be confronted with a psychical context.

Positions, is a spatial term that indicate movement and change of position, facilitating a different stand and a different viewpoint. The semester is organized in 4 faces, where the material of each face is understood and completed but at the same time, the start for the next level/face. After each face the work will be confronted with new information, which is to be implied on the project from previous face, and thus develop the project further.

Discussions on:
Geometric ordering, the immanent potential in the matter, relations of building entities, forces and appearances. Transformation - the new and the residual. Architecture as an instrument of culture and architecture as an autonomous form.

Learning outcomes

Increased knowledge and skills in:
Experimental architectural design
Architecture programming
Architectural properties: relations between the categories structure, space and material (the internal hierarchies and emphasized properties)
Visual and written argumentation
Contemporary art and architecture theory, literature and philosophy

Working and learning activities

The course will offer a combination of course lessons and discussions on relevant projects and theories in art, architecture, literature and philosophy, collective workshops, a study-trip and four reviews.

The students learn how to develop concepts and to realize these ideas into spatial constructions, drawings, photographs and texts. Based on these experiences be able to develop, reflect and define an individual standpoint related to the discipline.

The course will collaborate with Professor Anders Abraham and the master-program “Art and Architecture”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

Professor in charge

Lisbeth Funck