Beginning with the measure of a room, basic spatial comprehension is exercised and converted into a technical hand drawing. Further refinement takes place through exercises for plan presentation at different scales, on the basis of known architectural works.
A design theme of the exercise Form and Design will be refined technically and constructively in the course, with the resulting problems understood and solved as integral components of the design. Technological support for many aspects of this course can be found in the lecture Construction 1.
At the end of the winter semester, the project “Concrete Casting” presents an opportunity to work with the material and its intrinsic properties as a plastic-liquid mass. Through this project students experience first-hand the material behaviors of concrete.
After successfully completing the course, students have developed a basic understanding of the relationships between material, construction, and form, and the principles that underlie these relationships. They have acquired knowledge, on the one hand, that is a prerequisite for practical work in accompanying courses (such as building materials and structural design), while on the other hand acquiring the bases for further study, building off of this course.