BP2-12 Architectural Design Studio / Theory of Architectural Design (2.2)

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
2nd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1L+11P | ECTS Credits: 7
Basics of Architectural Design
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Melania Dulămea
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Learning outcomes:
Initiating the progressive understanding of the city through the project, starting from plots based on clear, unique rules.
Assimilation of ways of reading the historical evolution of an architectural-urban ensemble.
Strengthening the professional awareness of the continuity between urbanism and architecture.
Discovering housing as a fundamental individual and social experience of man and understanding his historical conditionings.
Applied learning of the spatial, functional, structural and detailing principles of housing architecture.
Exploring and critically understanding the materiality, details and ergonomics in the design of the living space.
Theme 2 (II) / The house of a family. The theme is that of a single-family home in a site governed by clear, univocal rules, which highlight the unity between architecture and the city. Understanding the place begins with the typological reading of the city. The project evolves within well-defined conceptual limits, exploring the architectural articulations of domesticity, in a clear scenario, free of program extravagances. In correlation with the site, the emphasis is on the spatial elaboration of the interior.
Teaching Method:
Individual critique, collective critique, theoretical lectures, site visits, case studies.
Documentation and research notebook, individual defense of the project within the studio, grading by jury board
- Andrei Pănoiu – Evoluția orașului București – Editura Fundației Arhitext Design, București, 2011
- Carmen Popescu (coord.) – (Dis)continuități: fragmente de modernitate românească în prima jumătate a secolului al 20-lea – Editura Simetria, București, 2010 – pp. 11–99
- Irina Calotă – Dincolo de centru: politici de locuire în București (1910–1944) – Editura Ozalid, București, 2017
- Andrei Răzvan Voinea – Idealul locuirii bucureștene: familia cu casă și grădină. Parcelările Societății Comunale pentru Locuințe Ieftine – București (1908–1948) – Asociația Studio Zona, București, 2018
- Hannah Arendt – The Human Condition – The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998 [1958] – pp. 22–78
- Martin Heidegger – „Construire, locuire, gândire” [1951], în Originea operei de artă – Editura Humanitas, București, 1995 – pp. 175–197
- Alberto Pérez-Gómez – Consonanțe: semnificația arhitecturală după crizele științei moderne – Editura Fundației Arhitext Design, București, 2018 [2016] – pp. 163–187
- Peter Zumthor – Atmosfere: împrejurimi arhitecturale, lucrurile din jurul meu – Editura Fundației Arhitext Design, București, 2019 [2006]
- Benoît Goetz – Théorie des maisons: l’habitation, la surprise – Éditions Verdier, Lagrasse, 2011 – pp. 27–47, 86–151