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Case Study Morphology and Typology

Course Code :1038FOWIAR
Study domain:Interior Architecture
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:68
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Nackaerts
Nathalie Vallet
Els De Vos
Gert Van Echelpoel
Stefan Martens
Eva Plasmans
Marjan Michels
Eveline Slijper

3. Course contents *

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

° Circulation

° 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).