Spatial investigations: the limits of design

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Spatial investigations:
the limits of design

The course’s object is the research on the procedure of architectural design and
the investigation of its origins and its limits.
The course will attempt to connect architectural design, as a deep, creative
procedure with the broad fields of innovation, the study of structures (biological,
technological, etc.), the scientific observation (microscopic, molecular,
macroscopic, etc.), as well as other scientific and creative fields, using advanced
technologies for digital design and spatial representation.
The aim of this course is to understand the dynamics of space and its qualities,
the challenging of established building schemes, the experimental process of
complex and sometimes unexpected alternative functional programs. The
purpose is the final proposal of innovative spatial situations, through
comprehensive, synthetic architectural narratives.
Particular emphasis is placed on encouraging the development of personal
design vocabularies, portraying flexibility and resourcefulness in responding to
complex spatial requirements. Students will be challenged to a continuous
processing of their design proposal through the use of three-dimensional spatial
representational tools, digital or physical (model), which may be conceptual,
diagrammatic and not necessarily representational.
As part of the course, a workshop on experimental architectural design will be
potentially organized.

The course’s external contributors are Fotis Vasilakis (Dip.Arch. AUTH, MArch
IAAC, UPC Barcelona), Eva Sopeoglou (PhD Cand. Bartlett UCL, teaching at
Architectural Association) and Fotis Sagonas (Dip.Arch. AUTH, PhD Cand. AUTH).

Teaching staff:
Anastasios Tellios, Assistant professor


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