cod. 1006085

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Composizione architettonica e urbana (ICAR/14)
Progettazione architettonica e urbana
Type of training activity
80 hours
of face-to-face activities
8 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

Learning objectives

At the end of the learning experience every student should have acquired the tools and the basic knowledge of urban morphology, sustainable urban design and public space configuration. He will have to be able to critically connect these skills with each other in order to control the design experience in a comprehensive and conscious way.
To all this he will add the ability of graphically present a project and the working knowledge of some of the major programs of automatic drawing, photo editing and rendering.


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Course unit content

The project of the compact, smart and sustainable city, in which all scales of contemporary living are enclosed, is the theme of the Course. The urban morphology, as operative tool able to "read" the environment and "translate" it into a conscious design synthesis, is the main theme of the learning experience.
The project of an urban neighbourhood, with its fabrics, its special buildings, its bonds of autonomy and complementarity with other urban sections provides the operative litmus test of the course.

Full programme

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In addition to those indicated in the Studio: WAM 2013.Helsinki South Harbour Regeneration Project, 2015; M. Maretto, Il paesaggio delle differenze. Architettura, città e territorio nella nuova era globale, 2008.
Further references are given with respect to the targeted specific issues addressed.


Teaching methods

In class monitoring of the design activity carried out by the students along with a series of lectures constitute the basic tools of the learning experience.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exposure of the project carried out during the academic year. The evaluation of the student is made considering both the final result of the design experience and his application in the different phases of the project. The evaluation is sufficient if the student demonstrates an acquired ability to address the issue, in terms of approach but also in terms of graphic representation and oral presentation.
In addition to the final verification procedures some mid-term reviewes are provided during the year.

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