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CODE 95263
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
SECTIONING Questo insegnamento è diviso nelle seguenti frazioni:
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The Design Studio the room develops critical reasoning and two design exercises starting from the notion of the room in architecture. 
    A recurring place in the collective imagination, the room - literally "the place where one dwells, stays" - is an emblematic and archetypal space. For the architect Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974), the room is "the beginning of architecture"; in his lectures and public talks, Kahn often claimed that "architecture comes from the making of a room" (1971).
    Inspired by Kahn's theoretical and practical work, the Design Studio the room questions the need for architecture to be a reflection of human life. Dimensions, structure, lighting, openings and closures make a room the principle of all architecture: in this primary and elementary space, the spatial rules that govern all transformations and, in particular, human relationships are summarised. In this sense, Kahn suggested, human action and architecture are indivisible.
    Particular attention is also directed to the study of central spaces, that is, literally works that put space at the centre (not in the physical sense), materialising the Philadelphia architect's deepest reflections on the construction of architectural space.
    Through two design experiments - the exercises "The Morpheme" and "Space at the Centre" - the  Design Studio the room questions the formal characteristics to be attributed to the elementary space of the room, conceived as the first step of a more complex process of architectural composition. Operationally, the Studio applies theoretical reasoning on the notion of the room in architecture to the design of a living space intended for residential use. 

    The course is held in Italian. For any other information please refer to the Section in Italian. 

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    According to the academic calendar a.y. 2023/2024.

    Class schedule

    The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy