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Architecture and Culture: Design

Course Code :1011FOWARC
Study domain:Architecture
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student must have obtained a credit for 1003FOWARC and 1041FOWARC to enroll in 1011FOWARC. The student enrolling for 1011FOWARC should also register for 1053FOWARC + 1052FOWARC + 1064FOWARC.
Contact hours:112
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Bart Hollanders
Gert Van Echelpoel
Mieke Robbe
Elsie De Vos
Jan Meersman
Sanja Zovko
Jan De Bie
Maximiliaan Royakkers
Evert Crols
Carole Boeckx

3. Course contents *

design in the module "cultuur"

The course unit "ontwerp" (design) is the final part of the module Architectuur en Cultuur. Some theoretical courses are thematically linked to the "casus", and to a large extent form the thematic basis for the design part. In this way, theoretical knowledge will always be transferred to (professional) reality, ensuring a competence-based approach. The theory is therefore related to "casus" which in turn underpins the architectural design.

The "casus" always refers to reality. The "casus" allows students to explore the cultural dimension, or the reason of the built environment, and their own position in it, and learns to design investigatively with sufficient attention for precision, intuition and emotion. In the architectural design, students then come to a synthesis. They learn to approach the spatial problem in an integral way within a context defined by teachers.

Learning different tools to research and design is interwoven in the courses. They are not separate course units but are built up systematically throughout the entire Bachelor's program.

Since the course units within a module are closely interrelated, both substantively and organisationally, they must be followed simultaneously. Case and design are individually supervised and assessed, and can be resit separately.


Content design

Teachers: Bart Hollanders (Titularis), Carole Boeckx, Evert Crols, Jan Meersman, Maximiliaan Royakkers

The theory and "casus" of this module initiate a culture-based design attitude that is related to the current social context and from which a hypothesis for the future is given shape. The typological, phenomenological and historical research of architecture is again discussed in the design.

The intentional choice - or the reason - of building, and the appearance of an architecture object to be designed in a specific physical context, form the concrete question. The scale of the individual and of the built environment are central. On the basis of architecture themes, a concept of space and tectonic composition is developed and directed, with a related materialization in the development.

The developing reference and conceptual framework legitimizes a theory formation and models an identity. At the presentation the student uses the correct terminologies with the appropriate communication skills.


Revit: The work sessions Revit build on the knowledge gained during the previous module to work out and propose the design in an efficient way. Revit belongs to the category "tools" of the evaluation grid and is assessed. (Teachers Elsie De Vos and Jan Debie)

schetsen : The work sessions sketch further on the previous one and focus among others on the site of the design. Sketching belongs to the category "tools" of the evaluation grid and is assessed. (Teachers Mie Robbe and Sanja Zovko).