FS2021
Final Reviews:
Thursday, 3 June 10.00–18.15
Friday, 4 June 10.00–19.15
Guests:
Maria Esnaola, Salwa Mikou, Smiljan Radic, Nikolai von Rosen
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SPACES FOR UNIVERSITIES - Design as criticism II


The design process is part of preparing for the daily professional life of an architect. Point of departure for this semester were nine case studies, consisting of existing, curated competition briefs from different countries and fields of work. All of the cases describe accommodation for research and teaching activities at universities. The design studio aims to provide an insight into the history and development of spaces at universities and to foster understanding of current course on this issue in several disciplines and in different countries.
Design is understood as a means of critiquing and investigating these wide- ranging fields of activity. The design of the architectural project ensues from analytical understanding of the task at hand, with the goal of helping students develop their own, independent approach to design.


Students: Biesser Lara, Bosshard Blanca, Bugla Paula Marie, Buzzi Ilenia, Cabrera Jessica, Christen Jan, Fischer Sébastien, Hergenröder Chiara, Hess Anna Luzia, Hyuk Sung Kwon, Loretan Nathan, Nagler Max, Pizzolotto Riccardo, Rohr Georg, Scherrer Johanna, Schubert Max, Staubli Robin, Studer Marcel, Thorsteinsen Björn, Umar Salim, Vetter Joel, Vogel Abigail, Wettstein Yannick, Zimmermann Henry, Zimmermann Jonas, Zippo Davide
HS2020
Final Reviews:
Thursday, 17 December 09.15–18.00
Friday, 18 December 09.15–17.00
Guests:
Maria Esnaola, Nikolai von Rosen, Bettina Götz, Kurt Van Belle
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INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH AS A TOOL FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - PART 1: SPACES OF LABOUR

Almost no other profession than the work of an architect allows insights into the living habits and working environment of such a variety of people. This studio is centered around the familiarization and the investigation of different work and life conditions, not as a social or political study, but as the basis for developing and connecting architectural spaces. Only a thorough, basic and descriptive understanding of the backgrounds and conditions of a program, only a critical questioning of concrete tasks as so often brought forward to architects by investors and politicians in a filtered way, opens up possibilities for redefining architectural design conventions. Design as we understand it is neither the expression of an autonomous artistic practice nor is it a sheer service. The architectural design is a mean of criticism, a mean to understand the world around us and using this understanding in order to reshape it.

Students: Affolter Felix, Bosshard Chiara, Charrat Louis, Estevez Nuria, Frei Valentina, He Xingyu, Henz Janine, Karlovic Frano, Li Xingjian Andrew, Mdimagh Khalil, Mösch Gabriel, Petzold Olin, Pellizzari Amanda, Risi Selin, Rojas Rico Juan, Schenk Michelle, Yu Chaoyi

FS2020
Final Reviews:
Wednesday, 27 May 09.00–19.00
Guests:
Cecilia Puga, Bijoy Jain, Amélia Brandão Costa, Rodrigo da Costa Lima, Catherine Dumont d'Ayot, Laurent Stalder
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ON ARCHITECTURE

if the goal of architectural design is to reveal an understanding of the world we live in through architecture, it might be enough to just look at a historical building and try to analyze its contemporary condition. the semester is based first on a thorough and precise description on milestones of the history of architecture, second on a comparison between the initially planned, originally built and current condition and third on defining a program and a detailed design to enhance its spatial experience for a larger public.

09:00 MARCO LANDERT on Maison du peuple by Jean Prouvé
10:00 KHUSHI MAKWANA on Centraal Beheer by Hermann Hertzberger
11:00 LUKAS LÜTHI on Pastor van Ars Church by Aldo van Eyck

13:00 JULIA KOBZAR on Banca a Colle di Val d'Elsa by Giovanni Michelucci
14:00 NILANSHI AGRAWAL on Villa Beer by Josef Frank
15:00 NOEMI ARNOLD on Olympic Archery Range by Carme Pinòs & Enric Miralles

16:30 DZULIJA JAKIMOVSKA on Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi by Vittoriano Viganò
17:30 ZORA BEYELER on INIST-CNRS by Jean Nouvel