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Project BSc2-I: Housing - Atelier Angonese


Angonese W.

Course director

Fantini T.


Sirotti A.



As usual, each academic year is dedicated to one or more theoretical themes that characterise the teaching experience. This practice allows the project to be inscribed in a broader reflection on themes of contemporary architecture.

The theme of the autumn semester will be "On Detail. We will therefore focus on all those practices that allow architecture to construct itself according to its own principles and reasons, and we will work together on the foundativeness of the constructive act as the main means of constructing the idea in architecture. Thinking about construction, and thus about construction detail as its graphic restitution, means thinking about the relationship between space and structure, the meaning of tectonic choices, climate control - temperature, humidity - light regulation, comfort and the poetry of space.

The project programme for the autumn semester will be a studio for two book lovers in a private garden of a modernist house in Basel, where the study trip will also take place.

To approach the theme, we will start the semester with the Redesign and Reconstruction exercise, which will be devoted to 10 small spatial objects between art and architecture.


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.

Sustainable development goals

  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production

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.



Study trips

  • Basel, 05.10.23 - 08.10.23 (Optional)
  • Einsiedeln (one day trip), 20.10.23 - 20.10.23 (Optional)