Course ID 
ARC_095
ECTS 
12
Coordinators 

The course ARC_095 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO aims to delve into more specialized design areas and approaches. It includes as an "umbrella" a number of directions which are mentioned below.

Students can choose one of the following directions during the semester:

 

Direction: Conservation of Historic Buildings. Faculty: Petros Koufopoulos, Stavros Mamaloukos

The subject of the course is the documentation and study of the maintenance, restoration and reuse of historic buildings as well as the design of contemporary buildings in a historic environment in general. In the workshop, a small building or a small building complex in a historic settlement will be captured with modern and traditional techniques, theoretical and practical treatment problems will be discussed and addressed, as well as special fixing and strengthening techniques. Attendance of the elective course ARC_E111 SPECIAL CHAPTERS OF ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION 1 is a prerequisite for participation in the workshop.

 

Direction: Interior design laboratory - Museums - Exhibitions Faculty:  Alexandra Stratou , Kali Tzortzi

The subject of the direction is the correlation of the architectural space with the exhibition space as a strategic proposition. The course is aimed at students who wish to deepen the relationship between the space, the content of the exhibition and its experience. They will have the opportunity to explore the field through the capacity of the curator and the designer of the space, the media, and the way of interaction with the public to whom the exhibition is addressed either live or through a digital platform. The object of the investigation will be the Industrial past of the city of Patras in its material and immaterial form.

 

Direction: Architectural Technology Faculty: Aikaterini A. Liapi, Dimitris Antoniou eclass: https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/ARCH304/

The workshop concerns the design of innovative constructions which are temporary and reusable. The ephemeral nature of these structures has implications for both the theoretical approach to their design and the technology that must be used to meet the intended operational needs. During the semester, the students are invited to design a small-scale pavilion, which will also function as a demonstration project of ingenuity in terms of the use of materials, design and construction technology, its adaptation to environmental parameters, the morphological and its tectonic expression. Understanding and studying transformations in space, and the mechanisms that allow them to change geometric and functional form, is a prerequisite for the design process.

 

Direction: Computational Design / Digital Mechanisms Faculty: Vasilis Stroumbakos eclass: https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/ARCH508/

The direction concerns computational design. The course is addressed to students who wish to delve deeper into the computational domain by integrating programming processes into design. It has a dual, technical and design identity: The technical part is about delving into the possibilities offered by the Rhino / Grasshopper environment, while the design part explores the application of programming processes to architectural topics and the stronger correlation of concept, design, system and implementation. The studio will use the platform Rhino/Grasshopper. The first phase includes a 4 intense tutorials on Grasshopper, and the rest of the semester is focused in developing a design research project.

 

Direction: Spatial Planning Faculty: Vasilis Pappas eclass: https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/ARCH329/

Space is a conceptual and scientific subject of a wide range of sciences and humanities, and also is the subject of specific policies and interventions. This dualism (study, analysis - intervention, action) defines all the involved sciences and techniques / policies dealing with space and development, such as: Geography, Regional Development, Planning, Urban and Regional planning, etc. The scale of the reference area and the thematic approach (sectoral, etc.) are essentially the key factors that determine the separation between these disciplines. In this sense, the Planning, and hence the Spatial planning, is a broader concept than Urbanism and Urban Planning as these are special cases of the first (smaller reference area). In this context, the aim and object of the workshop is the systematic application of theoretical principles and techniques of spatial planning and cartography (especially the technology of GIS) to study, analysis and design of selected spatial entities (cases study) through the preparation of student projects.

 

Direction: Art in Public Space Faculty: Panos Kouros

During the last decades, the convergence of art and architecture is based on a common concern for the social use of form in urban spaces of co-existence and conflict. Public art, a continuously changing field, which today employs new aesthetic and political strategies, is the most concrete expression of this convergence. Public space is today conceived not as an open space for objects and actions, but as a democratic space where different positions and tactics compete. We will investigate what it means to produce work in public space, by problematizing both notions of public and space, taking into consideration fundamental economic and media displacements which affect our ideas of control, access, social interaction in the spaces of the city. What art can do in public spaces of consumption and control? What are the consequences of “living together”? To whom the city belongs? Students, propose and develop projects which correspond to the conditions of specific places, after research of the physical, historical and social context. Interventions may include ephemeral installations and performance, internet platforms, participatory projects, services and fake institutions, tours, publications, etc.