Learning to design
You will take the following subjects:
- Reflection on architecture: you will investigate the built environment by means of a series of systematic analyses. 'Perception or pre-perception, machine/human, structure/sculpture, construction/deconstruction, minimum/maximum, formal/sensual' are contrasts that are used to explore the work of a number of important architects.
- Town planning and landscape: you will become acquainted with the urban and rural space and learn how to catalogue it.
- Formal analysis: this subject centres on the awareness that everything around us consists of forms, and that we can select our own formal language from among them.
- Concepts: this subject is about experimenting and breaking down your own, existing frameworks.
An interior architect and a graphic designer will help you make your end products presentable. A number of short excursions at the various scale levels – architecture, town planning and landscape – complete the programme.
In all the subjects, the assessment consists of three criteria:
- Experiment: Are you making good use of the space offered by the Academy? Are you looking for the new, the as-yet unknown? Are you eager and are you demonstrating development as a student throughout the programme?•
- The product: Is the result of the exercise, assignment or dissertation good?
- Involvement: Do you get involved in the lessons and in discussions and have you completed all the elements?