Case Study People and Space

Course Code :1036FOWIAR
Study domain:Interior Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:72
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Nackaerts
Dirk Geldof
Els De Vos
Iris Van der Schueren
Gert Van Echelpoel
Stefan De Feyter
Gustaaf Cornelis
Stefan Dherdt
Stefan Martens
Ann Buvens
Boudewijn Perneel
Eveline Slijper

3. Course contents *

Casestudy People and Space M3

The research theme of this course deals with the changing relationship between people and space. On the one hand, we explore the implicit and explicit human needs and, on the other hand, the potential of existing spaces and also how both relate to each other. Following questions can be asked: does the existing space provide sufficient potential to answer the needs of the user? How can aspects of existing space be used? To what extent can an existing room be (re)defined by the explicit and implicit needs of the user?

Casestudy People and Space M3 An Buvens ‐ Stefan Dherdt ‐ Johan Nackaerts

We learn to perceive specific space and examine the relationship with the user. We start with an analytical research.

Information and data are collected and analyzed. Then, we draw conclusions that serve as a starting point to start  the design research and add more form and content to it. The research focuses on organizing residential features and searching for inventive mutual relationships, free from any personal frame of reference. Hereby, we enter into interaction with the specific space. This all results in a sculptural human residence in a deliberate and strong correlation with the surrounding space.