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Project BSc2-II: Housing - Atelier Angonese

People

Angonese W.

Course director

Fantini T.

Assistant

Sirotti A.

Assistant

Description

Following the first semester's design of a small space, the second will involve the design of a collective housing building. The first step in this exploration is the redesign of significant architecture and housing references to add to a catalogue of now over 300 drawings available to students.

The programme will involve the creation of a linear building between the city and the countryside in Scotland. We will tour Britain to rediscover architecture in which the theme of construction, space and light play a fundamental role in defining the character of buildings.

A one-day visit to Milan will also be organised as usual, taking us each time to discover landmarks created by great Italian architects of the post-war period.

The semester will be accompanied by lectures by the lecturers, who will delve into topics related to the semester, the site and the type of project from time to time.

Objectives

The ambition of the course is to broaden and consolidate the students' architectural awareness, in particular related to the theme of domestic space, providing them with those architectural tools necessary for the continuation of their studies and future professional practice. The method employed is based on the well-established principles of the Construction of the Idea, through the use of curiosity, passion and self-critical capacity.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

The method of the atelier is based on the process of the Construction of the Idea,  which is the formulation of an architectural idea only after a careful and conscious process that starts from an initial intuition and goes through moments of cultural, tectonic and interdisciplinary reflection.

From a methodological point of view, the construction of an idea cannot be defined scientifically and pragmatically, as it is always strongly influenced by individuality, i.e. by processes that make a systematic or dogmatic classification difficult. This does not mean being allowed to be arbitrary. On the contrary, the process of constructing the idea obliges us to translate intuition through a process of research into its origin and motives, keeping in mind a precise system of cultural values that are also and above all the object of our teaching.

The tools needed to approach this methodology and that the atelier seeks to transmit to students are curiosity, passion and a certain degree of self-criticism.

Examination information

Intermediate and final critic with guests.

Education