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DESIGN WORKSHOP 1-MODULE 1

CODE 81031
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 5 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Sciences of architecture)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
SECTIONING This unit is divided into 3 sections:
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Geometric cycle: 3 primary figures

As stated in the inaugural treatise on the history of architecture, that of Vitruvius, the first of the notions that an architect must possess is geometry.

            Square, circle and triangle, with their own implicit complexities and variants, up to the subversive deformations of their own rules, will constitute the research field on which the first year students will take their first steps.

            In this way we intend to place a constraint that limits but at the same time opens the student's gaze through a specific lens. A common lens that selects infinite knowledge by means of a unique and objective parameter: the geometric one.

            Following the general premises of the course, all the activities in which the student will take part will have the figure of the square in the center. Through this device, a series of lessons and related exercises will lead the student to deal with notions of history, theory and design, at different scales and in its fundamental aspects, according to a calendar structured in subsequent workshops.

            The program of this academic year is therefore the end of a didactic cycle that was conducted over the next three years on the three primary figures, square-circle-triangle, the specific theme of each of the three courses.

            All the work done on the traingolo, and previously on the circle and the square, will be brought together assuming as a whole the unitary form of a single didactic action. This action aspires to an idea of ​​totality, albeit limited to the realm of geometry.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is held in the form of a laboratory, with constant revision of the project and theory lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

I semester "An Introduction to the architectural project"

1- Lesson: The triangle in architecture

2- ES1. 15 triangular masterpieces / Lesson. Tools

3- ES2. What is architecture? / Lesson. Definitions

4. ES3. Iconography / Lesson. Culture of the project

5. ES4. Genoa ad triangulum / Lesson. City and architecture

6. ES5. Contemporary triangular architectures

7. es5.1 The plant

8. es5.2 The section

9. es5.3 The model

10. es5.4 The construction

11. es5.5 The place

12. es5.6 Space

13. es5.7 The light





II semester "The first project"

+ 44mslm A TRUIANGULAR PAVILION



The site chosen for the first real architectural design experience is a well-known place. The school itself, in addition to being the place where didactic activities take place, is itself a didactic place. Eloquent episode of Italian architectural culture, and in particular Genoese, it is a place produced by successive stratifications relating to the eras that from the foundation of the city to today have deposited its shape and character. The story is particularly exemplary as the presence of architecture is not limited to a single era, ancient or modern, or to a single style, but encompasses the complexity of the city and its extraordinary capacity for transformation, never interrupted.

In this perspective of a constantly open, constantly inadequate present, the school's reorganization project is related to the pre-existing implementations, up to those of Gardella and Grossi Bianchi, with the aim of giving a better response to current needs. Gardella's project, as can be deduced from the structure and as the author himself confirms in his words, was designed to be modified, even several times, in its internal organization. Furthermore, today, the theme of open spaces and unstructured didactic functions arise as strong reasons for a rethinking of the school at + 44m above sea level in which to place a new triangular-shaped pavilion.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Livio Vacchini, Masterpieces, ed. Allemandi 2007

Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Architecture as Experience, Pendragon 2006

Ludovico Quaroni, Designing a building. Eight architecture lessons, Mazzotta, 1977.

Bernard Rudofsky, Architecture Without Architects, University of New Mexico Press, 1976



THEORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradictions in Architecture, 1966

Aldo Rossi, Scientific autobiography, 1981

Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York, 1977

Peter Zumthor, Thinking about architecture, Electa 2003

Peter Zumthor, Atmospheres. Architectural environments. Things that surround us, Electa 2007

Giò Ponti, Love architecture,

Carlos Martí Arís, The variations of identity, ed clup city studies, 1993

Carlos Martí Arís Eloquent Silences, ed Marinotti, 2002

Luigi Snozzi, Aformi, in Electa

Cristian Kerez, Uncertainity, tokyo 2014

Valerio Olgiati, Non-referential Architecture, 2018

Adolf Loos, My school of architecture, in «Words in the void», Adelphi, Milan 1972;

Herman Hertzberger, Architecture lessons, Laterza, Rome, 1966.

THERE. kahn, Talks with Students (1969), in Maria Bonaiti, «Architecture is. Louis I. Kahn, the writings », Electa, Milan, 2002.

John Hejduk, Education of an architect: a point of view, Cooper Union, NY, 1971.

Alejandro de la Sota, Palabras a los alumons de Arquitectura, in «SOTA», ed. Pronaos, Madrid, 1989.

Giorgio Grassi, An opinion on the school, in «Domus» n.714, 1990;

Alvaro Siza, On pedagogy, in «Siza. Writings of architecture», Skira, Milan, 1997;

Rafael Moneo, The work of John Hejduk or the passion for teaching, in "The solitude of buildings. Issues around architecture ", Allemandi, Turin, 1999.

Antonio Monestiroli, The Metope and the Triglyph. Nine architecture lessons, Laterza, Rome, 2002

Francesco Venezia, 48 pages of taught architecture, Mendrisio Academy Press, Silvana ed., 2015

Luigi Snozzi, Dialogue on the teaching of architecture, and Letters twenty-two, 2016



ENCYCLOPEDY OF ARCHITECTURE, GARZANTI, 1996

Ernst NEUFERT, Practical Encyclopedia for Designing and Building, hoepli, 2019

Bearth Deplazes: CONSTRUCTING ARCHITECTURE, Birkhäuser Verlag 2013

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ENRICO MOLTENI (President)

CARMELA ANDRIANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is held in the form of a laboratory, with constant revision of the project and theory lessons

LESSONS START

as per academic calendar

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be individual.

The student must show both theoretical knowledge, based on the lessons and the bibliography of the course, and practical knowledge, with respect to the work done in the preparatory and project exercises (carried out both in groups and individually).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam will allow to verify the level of learning of the primary notions of architectural design