822136 EP Design Studio 3

winter semester 2019/2020 | Last update: 10.01.2020 Place course on memo list
822136
EP Design Studio 3
EP 4
7,5
not applicable
annually
German

Students are able to master integrative design and planning tasks. They can independently and reflectively formulate an architectural concept, connect it with the discourse and implement it on different scales. They have specific methodological knowledge and skills for the integration of aesthetic, functional, programmatic, urban, typological, technical and environmental aspects.

Hypnerotomachia Naturae

The term Hypnerotomachiacomes from the history of literature. In 1499 an author named Francesco Colonna, whose identity remains mysterious to this day, published a novel entitled "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili". This is a work that deals with a special kind of love dream – rather the struggle for love in a dream. In his dream, the main protagonist Poliphilo follows a path in which magical architecture and nature take on a special meaning. 

A mysterious architectural treatise, Hypnerotomachia Polyphili inspired many later architects. Most recently, Alberto Pérez-Gómez published a contemporary variant, Polyphilo, or The Dark Forest Revisited, An Erotic Epiphany of Architecture, in which the forest of the original version was replaced by a high-tech environment.

In the Bachelorstudio 2019/2020 we deal with the dream of nature – whether it is our dream of nature in a world that is nowadays largely determined by humans, or the dream that architects have of designing a new nature, or finally the dreams of nature itself that it wants to realize.

The relationship to nature has a long tradition in architecture, which is reflected in architectural theory not only in many treatises, but also in architectural design in general in countless plastic motifs, such as ornamental decorations or the floral decoration of capitals. However, the spectrum extends to all sorts of mythical human and animal figures, such as carariatydes, turtles, snakes, elephants, etc.

In the studio we will deal with this story, but above all we will develop speculative theories for the near future. In this future, not only texts, but especially images and multimedia imaging processes (videos, 3D objects, etc.) on the Internet will play an important role. We will discuss different strategies and how to deal with them. The production of images, animations and 3D printed objects plays an equally important role in the studio as the production of images and the writing of texts.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations".

Will be discussed in the first lesson.

The studio will be held every Wednesday in the installation by architekturtheorie.eu specially created for the exhibition Beauty before Wisdom in the Ferdinandeum State Museum. The results and intermediate results are presented directly on the wall and on monitors built for the exhibition and are thus also accessible to the exhibition audience.

09.10.2019
Mittwoch , Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum