Case Study Time and Space

Course Code :1043FOWIAR
Study domain:Interior Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:68
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Michel Corthaut
Dirk Geldof
Arjaan De Feyter
Stefan De Feyter
Eveline Slijper

3. Course contents *

When you design, you change environments and situations and you look for better solutions and alternative human activity. This means you interfere in time and space. In this case you search for possibilities and design tools that you can use as a designer to deal with the changing relationship and dimension of time and space in research by design. This includes following questions: when is space timeless? Can you tune your designing on new habits, peculiarities, evolutions or rhythm of human behaviour? How to read space(s), the history of a place or interior? What does 'zeitgeist' mean, what is the power of an icon in time? How can zoning and orientation reinforce each other? Is time the new space? In this case many topics could be considered such as: observation of human behaviour, customs and rituals; flexible and mobile use; static versus dynamic space; evolution of space in time; reuse; aging of material, interiors and residence patterns; pop-up interiors; spaces for periodic or lifetime use, adjustable leaving, life extension of space; designing the unknown, the unimaginable, utopian design; measuring space on the basis of time; space for relaxation; the ephemeral space etc ...