Study year 2
Degree Progr. in Architecture (ARKIT), Study programme for batch Autumn 10
According to the study programme these courses are part of study year 2.
Please note that application codes and periods are based on academic year Autumn 11/Spring 12. Reading this year on a later occasion, other application codes and periods may apply.
Courses for All Specialisations
Year 2 (2011/2012)
In the second year, articulations are introduced as a means to further the study in the discipline of architecture. Students explore the complexity that constitutes a work of architecture through processes specific to the discipline. First semester studio assignments focus on an accretive conceptual investigation of fundamental principles of the making of buildings, with themes such as structure, place, and activity. The assignments, which build on the concepts and techniques introduced in the first year, provide a means for the student to develop and maintain a systematic working method for the completion of projects within given parameters. These parameters also include aspects of social, historical, environmental, political and gender issues. Second semester studio projects advance in complexity while addressing concepts and principles of tectonics, ornament and transformation through the renovation/re-‐construction of an existing structure, problematising lifecycle perspectives. Likewise, material, space and detail are explored through the final project. All projects include work with physical models and advanced digital modelling and fabrication. In addition to design studio, courses in Architecture, Representation and Artistic Methods, the student takes a concurrent two-‐semester sequence in History and Theory of Architecture -‐ in which there is a focus on oral and written communication -‐ as well as a two semester Architecture Technologies sequence.