Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. AAHB01 overlap following cours/es: AAH141. Compulsory for: A1. Course coordinator: Professor Abelardo Gonzalez,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Assessment: Approved exercices and at least 80% attendance at studio work, lectures and reviews.

The aim of the course is to develop the student´s ability to exploit identified ideas and spatial situations by using new experimental ways of working, modulating the space through sketching, drawing and using digital tecniques. An inprovement of the approach, on tools and methods, architects have conventionally used in their design work, will be presented.

The course aims to emphasize the capacity of space to serve as a coordinator of different approaches to urban architectural problems and to create a new spatial design platform by considering contraposing elements. The student learns to let go of ingrained spatial typologies and to focus on deviant relations between space, construction and urbanism.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Experimental Workshop is conducted for a limited period of time, where the purpose is to liberate the student from conventional spacial topologies and focus on new relations between space, construction and urbanism, bridging architectural idea and reality. By considering contraposing elements new spatial design platforms are created.

The course redefines the relation between:
- individual and collective
- abstract and concrete
- virtual and real

Fundamental starting points are:
- spatiality is a construction
- spatial design is a three-dimensional process
- the city is spatial continuity on different scales

No obligatory literature.