UP-165 Architectural Design (4)

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
2nd Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 6P | ECTS Credits: 6
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh Radu Canciovici
Teaching Staff:
lect.dr.arh. Radu Canciovici, arh.drd.urb. Ioana Elisabeta Enache, asist.dr.arh. Anca Rusu
Learning outcomes:
Understanding the principles underlying the design of exhibition and office spaces;

Familiarizing students with the principles of integrated design of the architectural object (a balanced relationship between volumetric conformation / function / distribution of interior spaces / circulation / structure);

Understanding the relationship between built and arranged interior space / arranged exterior space as parts of the construction;

Understanding the whole plot as an object of study;

The use of the study model as an essential element for the volumetric configuration;

Understanding the elements of context, prioritizing their importance according to the intentions of the designer and the interests of the client, with direct implications on the adopted solutions;

Understanding the importance of concept / study sketches / sketches in the design process, as the main working tool;

Learning to work in 3 dimensions with meaning in 2 dimensions and vice versa, through the repeated use of sketches / sketches.
This time we will focus on the "museum" program. It aims to make a construction proposal to house a small museum as well as the arrangement of the given plot.
The design process does not treat the interior and exterior separately, the two having to be approached synchronously. In this sense, 2D representations are used simultaneously in alternation with volumetric studies. Spaces and volumetrics must be configured in such a way that the building can be used for a specific purpose, in which case they are not universal.
The height regime of the proposed construction is GF + 1F + E2P.
Built-up area built ~ 550sqm. Surface variations of ± 10% are allowed.
The building must contain: reception spaces, exhibition spaces, a cafeteria possibly connected to a courtyard, work spaces for 8 people each, individual offices, archive, offices, toilets, staircase / elevator / traffic, etc.
The building must be accessible on the ground floor of people with locomotor disabilities and may contain loggias, balconies, covered or uncovered terraces. The other functions that complete the construction, as well as their dimensions, will be proposed by the students.
The building will be covered in a terrace system.
The construction system is optional and the enclosures will be made of masonry. The nature of the structure and the pre-sizing of the structural elements will be established at the workshop.
Height gaps in the floor of the 3-story (45 cm) building are allowed.
Rooms with different heights are allowed.
The project is carried out individually.
Teaching Method:
The workshops will contain: project guidance, lectures, partial project deliveries, possible workshop exercises.
The grading of the projects will take into account the final result - project and presentation model, as delivered, the evolution of the workshop activity, partial assignments / workshop exercises, panel corrections, project presentation and the documentation notebook.

In order to be promoted, the project must obtain a passing grade (minimum 5, unrounded grade) for each of the evaluation categories mentioned above (project, presentation model, evolution of the workshop activity, documentation booklet). Thus, the non-delivery of the documentation book, the model or the project entails the non-promotion of the project. Only projects that meet at least 50% of the corrections can be evaluated. Projects that will be delivered with medical exemptions instead of workshop activity will not be evaluated. The minimum number of corrections refers to the project itself. Attendance only at the workshop exercises or presentation of documentation sheets will not be considered corrections for the project. Only the physical presence in the workshop or at the online meetings is not equivalent to the activity and will not be recorded on the tracking sheet. Workshops that have been absent for reasons must be recovered within the limits of the availability of workshop guides. Medical exemptions do not take the place of participation in the workshop. Motivation of absences can be done only immediately after the students have been absent, strictly following the UAUIM procedure (presentation deadline, conditions, visa at the medical office, etc.). Requests to motivate absentees will be accompanied by medical exemptions covered by the UAUIM office and will be submitted within a maximum of 7 working days from the event. Exceptional situations must be reported to workshop supervisors as soon as they occur.
Individual exercises can be carried out at the beginning of the workshop hours. The exercises last a maximum of one hour and can be graded.

The project is carried out individually.
• Neufert - Architect's Manual;
• Astrid Zimmermann (ED), Constructing landscape - materials, technologies, structural components, Birkhauser, 2009
• Andea Deplazes (ED), Constructing Architecture - materials, processes, structures - a handbook, Birkhauser, 2005

Pilar & Joan Miró Foundation https://www.miesarch.com/work/300

The Barcelona Pavilion https://miesbcn.com/the-pavilion/

ABADE PEDROSA MUSEUM https://divisare.com/projects/318376-alvaro-siza-vieira-eduardo-souto-de-moura-joao-morgado-abade-pedrosa-museum

Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden https://www.archdaily.com/81555/rietveld-pavilion-at-the-kroller-muller-sculpture-garden

PAULA RÊGO MUSEUM https://divisare.com/projects/115647-eduardo-souto-de-moura-luis-ferreira-alves-fernando-guerra-fg-sg-paula-rego-museum

IBEX MUSEUM ST. LEONHARD IM PITZTAL https://divisare.com/projects/444501-rainer-koberl-daniela-kross-lukas-schaller-ibex-museum-st-leonhard-im-pitztal

Museum of Modern Literature https://www.archdaily.com/796411/museum-of-modern-literature-david-chipperfield-architects

New Munch Museum https://www.archdaily.com/971237/new-munch-museum-estudio-herreros/618168395850540164a86078-new-munch-museum-estudio-herreros-plans?next_project=no

The list is not exhaustive, students are encouraged to look for their own sources of information.