UP-7 Urban Composition

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
4th Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C+1S | ECTS Credits: 3
Urban and Landscape Design
Course Leader:
depart. PUP
Learning outcomes:
It aims to develop students’ capacity to analyse and define the function and configuration of a possible urban image as a support for the architectural and urban creation process within the urban space; it also aims to develop students’ capacity to compose and expand their own qualitative judgment on the urban space configuration.
A new approach in Urban Composition; Image in space; The mechanism of urban image formation; Perception in space; The spatial configurative structural field; Visualizing effects of spatial configuration; Defining organized space through in site composition; Relation between buildings and site; qualitative elements of organized spaces; Particularity in organized space.
Teaching Method:
Ex-cathedra lectures, case studies and critical discussions in the seminar.
25% - tests during the semester + 25% - seminar project + 50% - final exam; Requirements for passing the exam: minimum 5 average final grade, with minimum 5 at the seminar and minimum 5 at the final exam
MINIMUM 1. R.Laurian: Probleme de estetica a oraselor, Ed. Tehnica, Bucuresti – 1962 2. K. Lynch: Image of the City, Ed. R.U.R., Bucuresti – 2012 3. Al. Sandu: Urban Structures, course ...., Ed. U.A.U.I.M., Bucuresti – 1992 4. R. Arnheim: Centrul vizual, Ed. Meridiane, Bucuresti – 1995 5. R. Sennett: The conscience of the Eye, Ed. Norton – 1992 6. M. Merleau-Ponty: Fenomenologia perceptiei, ed. Aion, Oradea, 1999 (introduction and part two) ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY 7. Umberto Eco: Opera deschisa, ed. Paralela 45, Bucuresti, 2002 (Chapters. Opening, Information, Communication) 8. M. Roncayolo: Lectures de villes. Formes et temps, Ed. Parentheses, Paris, 2002 9. Al. Sandu: Articles in Arhitext Magazine nr. 1/2006, 5/2001, 1/2015