AR/0015 - ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP 2
Academic Year 2017/2018
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BARBARA CADEDDU (Tit.)
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The Course aims to start a research on new phenomena and on-going transformations in the contemporary urban domain referred to public space. The specific purpose of the Course is to reflect on the design capacity to re-build and/or improve the relationship between a place and the inhabiting community.
The students will be driven to approach the reading and interpretation of current urban phenomena, by mean of methods borrowed from the social analysis and other different disciplinary areas. The job setting will be based on the real world experience, teamwork as it is meant in an architect studio or in a temporary group build up to participate to design competition or when working as a staff from a Government Administration/Institution.
The proposed approach aims at stimulating the acquisition of different competences (composition, graphics, logics, communication and social skills, manual ability) that will be enhanced through the comparison with external experience (seminars) and between students and teachers (public presentations).
Every activity is thought to produce a reflection with a subsequent exchange on the different urban culture of the contemporary.
The student will be able to develop a project on urban scale, with a strong strategic connotation, and to deepen some aspects of it to the architectural scale. Specific value will be given to the ability of representing and effectively communicate their project at the different scales.
Students are invited to attend this Laboratory in the right order stated by the Manifesto, that is only after they have attended the other Design Courses and passed the corresponding examinations.
The central theme of the workshop is the redesign of a public building (youth detention centre) through the shaping of the functional spaces in relationship with the needs of the inhabitants and the national and European directives. The design theme is always oriented towards the design/redesign of a building located in a consolidated or peripheral urban area. The project is always preceded by a study of the site and a reflection on the relations between the architecture, the typology and the context, with the existing system.
The course consists of lectures, seminars and exercises (62,5 hours). The lectures concern, from one side, the theory of the discipline of architecture and, from the other, the design practice, through the reinterpretation of historical and contemporary examples. They will be the basis for a deep understanding of some key concepts of the discipline, such as the architectural type.
The seminars, conferences or lectures are meant to deepen some monographic and thematic topics or to present the work of an architect.
The design laboratory consists in the redesign the building taking into account the needs of the inhabitants. The project will be preceded by a study of the site and a reflection on the relations between architecture, the type and the context. Materials will be provided and further details of this exercise will be provided during the semester.
Verification of learning
Attendance to lectures and laboratory is obligatory and contributes to the final evaluation.
The final exam consists of a discussion about the work, in the examination of the topics covered in the course, and in the study of the texts indicated in bibliography.
-Martì Arìs C., Le variazioni dell’identità. Il tipo in architettura, Città Studi, Milano 1990
-Zevi L., Anastasia S., Corleone F. Il corpo e lo spazio della pena. Architettura, urbanistica e politiche penitenziarie, Ediesse, Roma, 2011
-Scarcella L., Di Croce D., Gli spazi della pena nei modelli architettonici, in Rassegna penitenziaria e criminologica, fascicolo 1/3, 2001
-Vessella L. L'architettura del carcere a custodia attenuata. Criteri di progettazione per un nuovo modello di struttura penitenziaria, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016
-Jeremy Bentham, Panopticon, ovvero La casa d'ispezione, a cura di Michel Foucault e Michelle Perrot, Venezia, Marsilio, 1983.
-Michel Foucault, Sorvegliare e punire. Nascita della prigione (1975), tr. it. Torino, Einaudi, 1976.
Additional texts will be recommended during the course.
The didactics will be carried out through PowerPoint and video presentations, lecture notes.
Cartography, photos and other documents will be given to develop the design work.