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Project I: Atelier Nunes-Gomes



In the autumn semester 2022, four design ateliers (Arnaboldi, Bonnet, Collomb, Nunes-Gomes) will share the same project area in Switzerland. Each atelier will maintain its thematic and programmatic autonomy, while cartographic and iconographic material, theoretical lectures and some criticism will be shared.
The atelier works on the methodology of the context-related project. The project, understood as an instrument of architectural research on the landscape, is developed at a preliminary level but verified in its actual feasibility. Generic aspects of landscape construction are studied as well as the concepts of transformation and superimposition. Time is presented as a central element of the design process and landscape construction processes. The issue of climate transition and ecological sustainability will be present in the design research of spatial transformation in landscape architecture. The atelier pays special attention to the representation of the project by exploring the static and dynamic aspects of the landscape. 


To acquire the basis for understanding and reading the landscape as a collective construction to which we add our contribution; To know the foundational elements of the landscape (geology, topography, climate, hydrology, and ecology), which build its natural tectonics, and to have a perception of its systemic functioning and its temporal and spatial dynamics; Acquire a design method that works continuously at different scales (from the territorial scale to the detailed scale and vice-versa), continually measuring the spatial and systemic consequences of each design decision at all scales of the project; Experiment with forms of representation that support and nurture design research; Use these tools for the construction of landscape architecture.

Learning methods

The research, in a studio environment, will consist of an analysis of cartography and other documents, and design research based on two-dimensional representation and three-dimensional models of the landscape.

Examination information

The evaluation process will be continuous, with weekly critiques by the two professors and two assistants, with intermediate and final critiques cross-referenced with the other ateliers, and with the involvement of external critics.


Study trips

  • Switzerland, 30.09.22 - 01.10.22 (Compulsory)
  • Switzerland, 30.09.22 - 01.10.22 (Compulsory)