Masterpieces : 18 Houses Designed by Outstanding Architects

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)44_Performance and participation in exhibits

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2018

Abstract

The work here presented is an assignment component of the first architectural studio of the Associate of Science in Architectural Studies program, offered by the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. As a core part of course, the investigation of individual dwellings designed by notable architects consists of handmade architectural drawings (plans, elevations and sections), scale models and analyses. The aim of the exercise is to enable students to understand the principles of architectural composition, the structure of each dwelling, the spatial relationships among different functional zones, circulation patterns, indoor-outdoor flow, natural lighting, and ventilation. The work aims at knowledge building and it is both an architectural training and a research investigation in housing design. The re-drawing workout aims at improving students’ architectural communication skills, while enabling them to learn from illustrious precedents cases of housing design. The analytical exercise, inspired by the rigorous methodology for dwelling analysis developed by Alexander Klein, aims at a rational approach to the objective valuation of design. The 18 works are a selection of the ones produced during the second semester of academic year 2017-18 under the supervision of Dr. Lara Jaillon, Dr. Shan Li, Dr. Gianni Talamini and Dr. Shi-Yu Xu.

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