SYSTEM/STRUCTURE/LOGIC

Architectural Design, 8th Semester.
Instructor: Yannis Zavoleas.
Years: 2010-13.
Theme subject: Systemic approaches in architectural design.

Short Description

In the research framework outlined by a systematic understanding of architectural space, the course focuses on an analysis of archetypical schemes, in reference to related examples of the modern and late modern era. Archetypes with reference to the grid, also to linear arrangements and their derivatives such as the web, the mat and the matrix, were developed as schematic interpretations of verbal descriptions about space, being descriptive of its structure. The related quest has evolved over the last twenty years. Advanced archetypical systems have been generated, whose nominative characteristics respond to contemporary issues about architectural design, also to a variety of conditions and qualities describing space, including the relationships among its units.

In reflection of the above, new archetypical alternatives are investigated over the course. As a general observation, there is a shift of interest concerning design methodologies. Specifically, an interest in preset typologies describing space would give way to a quest of its inner logic, stemming from the interaction among the parameters about an architectural project, thereby bridging the gap between analysis and synthesis.

 

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