The architectural body, the launching pad for the investigations in the studio, is comprised of a Housing project of the size of 50.000sqft in combination with a SPA.
The studio focuses on the use of a contemporary language that includes concepts of architectural discourse. Two differentiating planes of thought form the basis for this semester: In a short pitch: Gottfried Semper vs. Gilles Deleuze . On the one side we have the 19th century German architect and theorist whose opus “Der Stil” (Style) forms a rigorous base of thinking about the history and genealogy of architecture and its distinctive components. Semper describes “Symmetry, Proportion and Direction” as the main constituting elements of architectural design. The provocation would be to understand how a field of exploration rooted deeply in romantic notions of the 19th century era can generate a 21st century architectural expression. The other bookend of these explorations is formed by the universe of thinking of French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Whereas Semper´s conversation focuses on rhythm, components, repetition and identical processes, Deleuze discusses the undefined, the continuous transformation and the affect of space.
The main design environment of the studio is defined by the usage of computational design