847336 PJ Design Studio 3

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 27.10.2021 Place course on memo list
PJ Design Studio 3
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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.

FU-tourism part 1: The Port House

What is the future of tourism and what is the future of its destinations? How can architecture help to combine cosmopolitanism with strategies to preserve the global and local values of space?

Prior to COVID19, we observed the phenomenon of over-tourism in many parts of the world. Over the past year, travel and tourism has been one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. Emerging response strategies (half-tourism, eco-tourism, spreading, etc.) raise many questions about the future of travel and popular destinations.

In the academic year 2021-22, the i.sd bachelor studio will tackle these questions by speculating on new ways of travelling and visiting other places of cultures. As our first case study we will focus on the conceptualization and design of a port house, a wine distillery to host “travellers” in Porto, Portugal. Through the analysis of the city’s past and present, its wine making traditions and dining cultures, we will investigate different patterns, materials, transformations and compositions of consistencies. The resulting catalogue of thoughts will help to develop spatial narratives for the future of tourism in Porto.

Background: Porto

After a long struggle triggered by the 2008 financial crisis, Porto has become one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations in the last decade. While the city has promoted (is promoting) the development of the tourism sector as a means of reducing unemployment and regenerating the historic city centre, many question the true benefits of a rapidly transforming city. The concentrated flood of 'floating city users' has been causing over-tourism and gentrification at speed:  the displacement of the poor, a proliferation of hotels and shrinking public space in the city centre. The goal of the studio is to investigate new strategies and architectural typologies to release the tension in cities generated by increasing over-tourism and carbon footprint, and by the evolving travel trends due to covid19 pandemic.

The studio integrates both contextual and formal research while placing a strong emphasis on the development of building designs. Through specific workshops and formal exercises, we will train two-, three- and four-dimensional architectural representation and notation techniques. In the form of group work, we will conduct in-depth site analysis in the context of travel and tourism. Our field trip to Porto, organised as part of the studio, will provide an opportunity to explore and assess the final site for each of the individual final projects during the summer term.

The studio is run in a hybrid form.

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

Will be discussed in the first lesson.

Online attendance will be possible on all course lectures/presentations etc. while physical meetings will also be scheduled depending on upcoming COVID regulations.