cod. 1006909

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - Annual
Academic discipline
Prova finale per settore senza discipline (PROFIN_S)
Per la prova finale
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit


Learning objectives

The course's learning objectives coincide with those of the Synthesis Laboratory, which, having as its object the architectural design, becomes the place where the synthesis of the theoretical and/or applied knowledge of the student is assessed.At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:- analyze and understand the design of the architecture of social residence in relation to the city (1st Dublin descriptor);- apply skills  Acquired in the context of the Architectural Design for Content (2nd Dublin Descriptor);- to acquire a necessary and indispensable autonomy of critical judgment (or self-criticism) on the design of architecture as compared to the specific themes described in the Content (Dublin's 3rd descriptor);- Enhance communication skills within the architectural design in particular with respect to the information given in the Content (4th, 5th Dublin descriptor).


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Course unit content

The form of “urban design of the residence” of the necessary relationship between home and city and proposes a design path of reflection between the topological scale of urban places and the landscape to the typology of housing.
The module is divided into lessons and seminars that will present the theoretical literature and the most significant cases of the architectural debate on the topic.

Full programme

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A.Rossi, The Architecture of the City, Marsilio, Venice 1966
D. Costi, Identity urban architecture, the places in Emilia western and compositional play of cities, Architecture Festival Editions, Parma 2005
D. Costi,, public house and city. European experiences, research and design experiments, Necklace tools Parma Urban Center # 1, Monte Università Parma, Parma February 2009.

Teaching methods

Refer to the Syllabus of the Laboratory for Explaining the Teaching Methods

Assessment methods and criteria

No specific and independent verification of the content of the course is provided.The Laboratory envisages the verification of learning through the evaluation of the project as a synthesis of the knowledge and the ability of the student to apply them. The final oral exam consists of an individual interview through which the knowledge and the critical understanding of the constructed architecture (1st Dublin descriptor) will be verified in relation to the project. The interview will also test the communicative and learning / reasoning skills, the clarity of the exhibition and the use of the specific terminology of the discipline (4th,5th descriptor of Dublin). The ability to apply knowledge will be verified through project work.During the final test, in the case of group design / exercise, each group member must master all the exercise in its entirety as well as explicit the parts he personally cared for.

Other information

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