Mesotectonics - Solid Constructions

Course Code :9062FOWKEU
Study domain:Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:48
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)Koen Van de vreken

3. Course contents *

Mesotectonics as teaching of architectural forms in their relation to construction and
engineering.
Mesotectonics as technical and constructive thinking in the embryonic stage of the design
process e.g. after the first pitch in the preliminary design phase.
Mesotectonics that connects, in the materialization and structural design, the detail and its
sensory exhibition (micro scale) to the surroundings and integrates (mesoscale) in the area,
the building and its structure (macro scale), taking into account today's requirements and
constraints.
Mesotectonical design as part of a design strategy in which tectonic research is conducted in
the sketch phase so effectively (sources and testing) that the feasibility of the subsequent
implementation is assured.
Mesotectonics as research into alternative technical, structural and typological concepts.
Mesotectonics as part of the iterative process, so peculiar to the architectural design, in
which feedback constantly modifies the design.

After listing the available bibliography, fundamental choices are made based on a first pitch
at their own design. These are illustrated by sketches, supported by research of sources and
possibly tested by construction professionals.
Finally this results in the format of the 'Mesobook' of coherent, accurate and unambiguous
execution drawings that will be useful for the starting architect.
This part has the solid structures (load-bearing function is congruent to and coinciding with
the space dividing function) as a subject.