Project: ARCH-202_Architectural Design III
Location: Department of Architecture (ARC), University of Nicosia
The studio endeavors to understand the intricacy of complex spaces, through both conceptual notions and analysis of the actual sites and spaces. Emphasis is given to spatial relations associated with human occupation and atmospheric and material qualities of space. In this course students will further develop their skills with manual and digital drawings and models. Students will experiment with a variety of mixed media techniques in order to demonstrate their understanding of particular spatial or atmospheric conditions. The class will culminate in the design of a small scale building, giving particular emphasis to the quality and organization of interior space.
CULTURAL TOPOGRAPHIES_ EMERGING IDENTITIES
In this course students continue the study of more complex functional and spatial systems. This studio will concentrate on the design of a smaller scale building. The complexity of the interior spaces and details will be addressed as will the design of the building envelope (facade). Materiality is very important in this studio. The course examines the connection between abstract design principles and the physical and visual environments. In this course students will further develop their skills with computer and hand drawings, models and will experiment with a variety of mixed media techniques in order to present their ideas successfully.
The human body will act as the driver throughout the course. The results will be generated out of the sensory and corporeal characteristics of the human body, which attribute towards and respect individuality and consequent habitual and living specificities. Throughout the course analysis will be made concerning the relationship between the ‘skin’ (wrapper) and the ‘bone’ (structure) as well as the inhabitable interior spaces.
This class will also look into materials – plastics, membranes, fabrics, paper, wood, plaster – even found objects, and discover new techniques to join, connect and mend them through – weaving, folding, and molding/carving. The premise for work generated in this class will be developed through exploring the realms of architectural expression in relations to the cultural and human inherent qualities of materiality, structure and space. Students are expected to bear in mind the sequential relationship through which ‘nature’ produces ‘culture’ and ‘culture’ produce ‘nature’ – where the human entity be it the individual or a group is placed.
KAFe2016 Competition, “RESTART YOUR CITY CENTER”, Kaunas, Lithuania
(phase 1 Klados Giorgos & Moiseenkova Natalia)
The Project “The Mianzi Center” has been awarded 3rd Prize in the International Architectural Competition for the Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum, 2016
Students: Chariton Lazarides and Tatiana Ioannidou, Arch 202, University of NicosiaTutors: Alessandra Swiny & Yiorgos Hadjichristou
A. Pissarides, I. Sergiou, N. Arpalikli, A. Soliati, M. Doulianakis_ group portfolio
Irene Sergiou_ portfolio