Architecture finds expression in many different ways… But what is it that separates one building from another? What is it that makes one idea interesting and another not? Innovation? Methodology? Technique? Organization? Theory? Philosophy? Concept? What is it that makes us like one composition and not another? Discover the hidden truths of architecture.. Analyse, research and discover what lies beneath.. The course will start with the selection of seminal projects from the history of architecture, preferably modern. A selection of projects will be given by the studio master but students can propose their own project as well. The key here is for the work to have of course depth of information, available data and clear and instructive formal logics that can be explored. In the first part, the students will be urged to research their topic and “discover” as much information as possible about the project by probing into the internet, the local library and every to other means of collected information they might find useful. The second part will be dedicated to the analysis of the information. With the guidance of the course master and with probing from your fellow students, each will be asked to develop an explanatory project thesis statement. Presentations must be short and edited, saved as a .PDF document. The Thesis statement will consist of all the material that is useful to describe the formal, organizational, methodological concepts behind the work, both written but mostly drawn. The students will be encouraged to use all available techniques to represent, illustrate and convey their ideas, analysis and interpretations to the class. Computer animations, renderings, sketches and even painting would be considered acceptable. The only criterion is that the medium used is perfectly selected to convey your interpretation.
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Alexander Kalachev Jessica Kovarik Diana Perez Robert Thompson Sabrina Lo Cicero Narciza Hadzic Hasan Chowdury Christian Kuehner Chenhui Tang Anna Yunitsyna