Living in an urban setting: that's the starting point. We start with an analytical group research, where different living forms are mapped. Later on, we put the emphasis on the terraced house as a speciﬁc typology. In small research teams, we examine different quality formats morphologically, according to 5 major "spatial qualities/aspects":
° Light transmission
° Relationship interior – exterior (public-private)
° Functionalities - Organization
° Atmospheric experience/intimacy/identity
This results in a spatial research on the basis of 5 scale models 1/100 in each research team. From the analytical research results an expression of a well-founded conclusion, which forms the basis of the design research.
In the context of the design assignment and the proposal of design concept, you will elaborate a design solution that takes into account both the spatiality of the terraced house as the development of the residential program. Your task here is to answer this question:
How to realize a residential program in the typology of a terraced house in a speciﬁc context, and what added value can it bring to the building, the program and the life quality of life of the residents? Key is to depart from the 5 morphological handles.
The interpretation of the context and details of the assignment demonstrates enough self-reflecting. The student searches for the added value of an alternative, rather than addressing the question as a problem by thinking up a variation (problem solving).