At the beginning of the semester, the students practiced dialectical design. As part of a preliminary exercise, they spent four weeks designing a house in which „living“ and „working“ meet dialectically. After a personal analysis of both topics, the students combined their findings into an architectural idea, which they subsequently sharpened and radicalized. In addition to the dialectical idea of the house, the students dealt with the issues of building mass, lighting and open spaces.
In the main exercise, the experiences of the preliminary exercise were applied to a city block in Poblenou, Barcelona. Unlike the neighborhoods near the center, the blocks in Poblenou are not maximally dense. A variety of traces from the past can be found and fractures are visible in various places. Former street courses can be guessed or are still present in various places. Chimneys, large halls as well as empty Brownfields refer to the former industry in today‘s trendy quarter of Barcelona.
In this heterogeneous context, the students worked on various blocks and developed their idea of living space from the neighborhood to the dialectical idea of the studio house. Starting with the question of contextualization, through the development of a plot structure and addressing, to the question of concrete house typology, open spaces and architectural expression, the idea was specified step by step.
Monday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 2nd / 9 - 18 Uhr, via Zoom.
On Monday, 15 final reviews of the ateliers with the assistants and various guests will take place in parallel. You can find more information on the following page.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we will discuss a selection of about 20 works each day. The following architects will discuss the projects together with Andrea Deplazes.
Pierre de Meuron
Sofía von Ellrichshausen, Mauricio Pezo
Zoom Link: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/96966392287
Introduction/Group 1 09.00 - 10.45 Uhr
Break 10.45 - 11.15 Uhr
Group 2 11.15 - 12.30 Uhr
Break 12.30 - 13.00 Uhr
Group 3 13.00 - 14.15 Uhr
Break 14.15 - 14.45 Uhr
Group 4 14.45 - 16.00 Uhr
Break 16.00 - 16.30 Uhr
Group 5 16.30 - 17.45 Uhr