Architecture and Dwelling: Design

Course Code :1041FOWARC
Study domain:Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:112
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Hans Barbier
Gert Van Echelpoel
Dirk Van Oosterwyck
Mieke Robbe
Elsie De Vos
Pieter Eeckeloo
Sanja Zovko
Sander Laureys
Jan De Bie
Steven Schenk
Jan Degeeter
Leen De Brabandere
Nicolas Petillon

3. Course contents *

Architecture forms part of an individual habitat and of a civil community. Buildings are designed in order to be used, shared, and appropriated: they aim to meet a need. Habitation is a basic human need that presupposes that ‘a dwelling’ at least demarcates a private place within the larger space of a community.  Habitation essentially deals with the partitions, the relations, and the transitions between public and private space. It also involves coping with specific individual needs and desires, with climatic conditions, and with socio-cultural factors.

By (design)exercises, analysis and reflection, students research how the various aspects of habitation impact the design of qualitative dwelling space. Students study diverse design critera that relate to habitation and learn to communicate about it through language and visual imagery. They establish a frame of reference on habitation and architectural habitats.