This subject aims to introduce first year students to urban planning, providing the opportunity to experience a series of prime-perceptual spaces: nearby space, street or green space near the school or own house. The discipline is focused on experiments and consists in an approach to urban phenomenon based on developing a personal and direct understanding of urban places, the interpretation of everything that is visible and not visible, understanding the structure of space and its image, following the steps of a conceptual approach in correlation with its graphics possibilities of expression.
1’st PROJECT: COMPOSITION ELEMENTS
2’nd PROJECT: SENSITIVE READING OF THE SITE (creation of a short video montage, poster- favorite place)
3’rd PROJECT: TARGETED READING OF THE SITE (survey drawing of an urban place)
Observation and field study drawings, collective and individual workshop discussions, based on the field study drawings, individual documenting, subjective and sensitive assessments using certain techniques of illustration: photographs, drawings, collages, etc. and development of conclusions.
Sum average of the separate assessments of the 3 project, based on pre determined criteria.
• Frederick Gibbert, Composition Urbaine , ed. Dunod, Paris, 1972 (required reading pg.1-12)
• Jan Gehl, Viața între cladiri – Utilizările spațiului public, ed. Igloo, București, 2011 (required reading pg. 9-51)
• Rob Krier, Urban Space, Academy Editions, (required reading pg. 15-28)
• Alexander, C, Ishikawa, S&Silverstein, A pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1977
• Wang, Thomas C., Plan and Section Drawing, a 2-a ed., John Wiley&Sons Inc, New York, 1996
• Meiss, Pierre Von, Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place, E & F N Spon, London, 1990
• Cullen, Gordon, The concise Townscape, Architectural Press, New York, 1971