STUDY GUIDE 2018/2019 -TILBURG

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2018-2019

ECONOMOLOGIES

3, 4

2, 3

2,3

18 weeks, Friday from 11:30 – 17:30

09,16,23 november 7,16,21 december 18,25 january 1,8,15 february 1,15,22,29 march

Saline Verhoeven, Dingeman Deijs.

SKILLS TEST

STUDIO

a, b, c, e, g, h, i

 

 

GENERAL INTRODUCTION


Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Back to the Future, film, 1985

 

Architecture is a profession that takes an enormous amount of time. The least architectural effort takes at least four or five or six years, and that speed is really too slow for the revolutions that are taking place."

Rem Koolhaas: "There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be"

 

Architecture is the “Physics of Becoming”.

 

Architecture makes sense of the world in various ways, offering signification, reason and sensation, based on prevailing conventions at a given point in time.  As such, the concern with the future is more than a mere habit, it is a cyclic ritual, a perpetual need that is rooted in the nature of architecture itself.

 Architecture concerns being, space and time. It is a discipline that, by definition, is infused with issues larger than its material structure. Accordingly, architectural design is an innovation tool, that by means of design intelligence can tackle a wide range of emerging social, cultural, political and economic problems.

 Architectural design, perceived as the process of becoming, implies an emphasis on the notion of change. It places the notion change centrally in the thought and operation of the discipline.

Change as an underlying notion entails architecture’s present need to develop its own change-vocabulary, change-values and change-intelligence as a means to support its power of conveying meaning and making sense.

 Architecture, more than ever, needs to address invariably increasing, complicated and often unpredictable phenomena. Ecological changes, geopolitical shifts, accelerating (digital)technological developments, rapid urbanization are few examples of the practice’s challenges. Common architectural practice seems not to be able to adequately deal with the presented challenges. Therefore, it is necessary to develop “survival strategies” in architectural education and practice, strategies that will allow architects to keep participating in shaping our (future)built environment.

 

The CHANGE FIELD inscribes a period of 18 weeks during the second and third year of the study and intends to form the heart of the study. Through designs along three thematic lines: Fabrication, Eco(nomo)logies and Society student will develop the capacity to recognize (universal) architectural themes, research the spatial consequences of those themes, design architectural solutions, experiment and develop alternatives, take a founded position on the subject matter, and get acquainted with architectural references and best practices.


CONTENT

Eco(nomo)logies

Economy and ecology share the word Eco = oikos = household, the system of our dwelling place, the story and management of where we live.

 

Eco(nomo)logies focuses on architecture in relation to the man-made and natural territory. Using ecology and mathematical theories (patterns, flows) to find and understand the links between the urban and rural grounds (the man-made territory) and the natural grounds.

 

While there is much research to global urbanization, there is hardly any attention to the radical transformation of the countryside. One of the major current issues is the future vacancy in this rural territory.

 

A third of the farm structures in the Dutch countryside, a lot of which were built after 1965, will become vacant in the next 15 years. With a floor area of 40 million square meters this exceeds by far the vacancy of offices, retail and industrial sites combined. Large areas of glasshouses will become vacant as well. This makes rural vacancy a crucial design challenge. In this studio we focus on the region that is greatly affected by this trend, the province Noord Brabant and the Kempen region.

 

 

 

LITERATURE

territory, regional scale

• - Urbanism and ecological rationality - Paola Vigano

• - Landscape Ecology Principles – R. Forman ea.

• - A pattern language – C. Alexander ea.

local scale

• - Carrying structures of urban landscape – S. Tjallingii

• - The Granite Garden – Anne Whiston Spirn

building

• - Ecologiseren van economie – Thomas Rau (Tegenlicht)

vacancy agricultural buildings

• - Lecture: Rem Koolhaas

• http://www.architectenweb.nl/aweb/redactie/redactie_detail.asp?iNID=37808

 

RESULTS

Part 1 (Oirschot)

- maps natural, social and economic relations scale (scale to be determined)

- map with opportunities and strategy for transformations: 'Kansenkaarten', (scale to be determined)

- collages, statements, models and diagrams

 

Part 2 (Farm building and yard)

- site plan scale 1:1000

- isometric drawing of the location with the sustainable strategy (scale to be determined)

- architectural design 1:500/ 1:200/ 1:100

- collages, statements, models and diagrams

 

The final result at the end of the studio consists of the whole project from design research to design assignment, development and detail. The relationship has to be clear between design research; the assignment, the plan, designs for the various strategic project and possible worked out details

 

EXAMINATION

SKILLS TEST

 

OBJECTIVES

• To develop an understanding of the city as a social organization, to comprehend aspects of the city which traditional urbanism does not access.

•  To develop an insight into the socio-political and economical dimension of architecture

• To gain knowledge of the regulatory instruments.

• To develop means of analysis which present an approach to the city which accounts for both the built environment and its experience, for the urban morphology and society.

• To adapt a creative attitude that allows one to deal with

 

COMPETENCES

Design, Level 2 / Research, Level 2 / Communication, level 2