Studio Ghent XX

The studio will work around the sub –urban 20th century belt of Ghent.
A site will be chosen where systems/structures interweave/overlap/clash, characteristic for the suburban collage city.
After a thorough reading of the site we will investigate how qualitive densification can be possible. How can densification lead to more quality? How can you be inspired by the undesigned? How can the interwoven characteristics be a layout for future sustainable developments?
Sustainibility starts with a sustainable implantation. In this way your projects will question the borders between public/collective and private space to provoke meeting and generate qualitive usable spaces.
Parallel we will continuously work with collages as a tool to reflect. Recycling, rethinking, merging, adapting, etc them to contextual concepts. An integral design is the goal.

Titulars: Catherine Mengé/Bruno Peeters

Teachers: Christopher Paesbrugghe

introduction: objectives and content

The studio will work around the sub –urban 20th century belt of Ghent. Because of the growing population in Flanders there is a need for more housing and its related functions. The city centers are fullly built and the few landscape we have should remain. That’s why the focus is shifted towards the 20th century belts of the cities as well as the villages. With this studio we will specifically study on the 20th century belt of Ghent.

Within this belt a site will be chosen where systems/structures interweave/overlap/clash, characteristic for the suburban collage city and where densification might be possible.

After a thorough reading of the spatial and social context of the site we will investigate how qualitive densification can be possible taking this context into account. How can densification lead to more quality? How can you be inspired by the undesigned?  How can the interwoven characteristics be a layout for future sustainable developments?

The studio will work as a collective were the students will be divided within groups to take care of a part of the chosen site. Those group visions have to fit in within a collective vision of the studio for the site. That means that the studio is a context as well as the site is. After the group visions are formulated pilotprojects will be worked out individually within this vision.

Sustainibility starts with a sustainable implantation. In this way your projects will question the borders between public/collective and private space to provoke meeting and generate qualitive usable spaces.

Parallel we will continuously work with collages as a tool to reflect. Recycling, rethinking, merging, adapting, etc them to contextual concepts. An integral design, taking all the different contexts into account, is the goal.

program: timing and organization

  1. Introduction

Week 1; Thursday Febr. 14 :

Morning Session

  • Introduction, Studio Organization & Set-Up
  • Presentation assignments
  • Q&A session assignments
  • Hand-in choice assignment! Afternoon Session 14.00-17.00 pm

    • start-up Assignments
    • making groups
    • arrangements

B.   Conceptual Context

Week 2; Febr 21: 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Lecture work Collectief Noord Lecture guest about 20th century belt

Presentation of first site readings and potentials

+start groupmodels scale 1:?

+start Axo/plans/elevations/sections site

+start reading site

Catalogue of site references (individual)

Week 3; Febr 28: 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Cycling trip at the sites

Designed presentation on site of site readings (spatial, social, potentials, ..) (group) Catalogue of site references (individual)

Week 4; March 7 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Finalised 1:? group model

With group concept(s) shown within the model Group concept shown in schemes

Collage of site references on site (individual)

Week 5; March 14 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Adapted group concept shown within the model

Group concept shown in ultimate axoscheme before and after Rethought collage of site references on site (individual)

Week 6; March 21 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Midterm presentation: presentation of group works vision + choice individual projects

Week 7; March 28 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Workshop with studio Antwerp. Date to be confirmed

C.   Contextual Concept

Translation of projects to architecture and presentation as concept.

Week 8; April 04 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Individual projects within the group visions. Reading of individual site

Collage of concept references on site (individual)

Week 9; April 25 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Rethought collage (axoplansection) (individual)

Week 10; May 02 ; 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Rethought collage (axoplansection)

Axo of the individual collages within rethought groupvision context

Week 11; May 09: 09.00 am – 17.00 pm

Rethought collage (axoplansection)

Axo of the individual collages within groupvision context Axoplansection of a room within the individual project. (individual)

 

Week 12; May 16 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm:

Studio: working out projects and presentations

Draft presentation jury (outcome is part of the design, but has to fit within the collective studio vision)

Week 13; May 23 : 09.00 am – 17.00 pm : FINAL REVIEW

Guest critics

study material

–              Collage City. Colin Rowe en Fred Koetter

  • De tussenmaat. Like Bijlsma en Jochem Groenland
  • Genius Loci, towards a phenomenology of architecture. Norberg Schultz,
  • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. Venturi,
  • Over de rand. Omgeving
  • Labo XX kiezen voor de twintigste eeuwse gordel. Stad Antwerpen
  • Building and living in communities: Ideas, Processes, Architecture, Birkhäuser

method of evaluation

The students will be continuously asked their opinion and input in the work of the others.

External guest professor(s) will be invited to take part in the review process. The aim of the review is to provide the students a broader and critical vision on their projects.

Read more.

criteria of evaluation

check ECTS sheet

 

learning outcomes

check ECTS sheet

indicators of behavior

Designing in a meaningful and integral way by developing designstrategies on different scalelevels and taking into account all contextual parameters.

Awereness of place and context.

The student will be evaluated on: strategy, process, imagination and poetry, completeness and precision, presentation.

output demands


DESIGNTOOLS


Groupmodel, sketch think think sketch, concept en design schemes, axo/plan/section/elevation, designmodels, collages


 


PRESENTATIONTOOLS


The output will be from the beginning through whole the designpocess part of the exercise. An individual visual and material approach will be developed where content and form are matched with eachother. Nevertheless there will be developed a common graphic approach for whole the designstudio and a final booklet of the projects on 20×25.


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