Learning outcomes of the course unit
The theme chosen must have conditions of complexity, articulation and an urban role corresponding to the training focused on the potential of the innovative aspects and experimentation. These characteristics represent the objectives in terms of knowledge and ability to understand (Dublin Descriptor 1), of skills (Dublin Descriptor 2) that the student must acquire through attendance and his/her application at the workshop. The teaching has a further objective which is the attainment of an early autonomy of critical judgement (Dublin Descriptor 3) as well as the acquisition of skills necessary for communication of the project (Dublin Descriptor 4). The purpose of the lessons and the checks is therefore to provide the foundation to start preparing the Master's thesis.
Course contents summary
The form of “urban design of the residence” of the necessary relationship between home and city and proposes a design path of reflection between the topological scale of urban places and the landscape to the typology of housing.
The module is divided into seminars that will present the theoretical literature and the most significant cases of the architectural debate on the topic
A.Rossi, The Architecture of the City, Marsilio, Venice 1966
D. Costi, Identity urban architecture, the places in Emilia western and compositional play of cities, Architecture Festival Editions, Parma 2005
D. Costi,, public house and city. European experiences, research and design experiments, Necklace tools Parma Urban Center # 1, Monte Università Parma, Parma February 2009.
The workshop is intended as a place for single or collective operators in which designs are made, according to a methodology of discussion between teacher and student, individually or in small groups (max. 2-3 students). In the first phase, the collection of knowledge and initial analysis, the student will be directed to research in the library or archives. The teaching uses lectures (Architectural and Urban Composition I and II, Analysis of Urban Morphology and Building Typology, Curves and Surfaces for Architecture, Representation of Architecture and the Architecture of Large Complexes and Infrastructure Works), seminars and workshop activities on architecture design. The various phases will discuss general issues, both theoretical and practical, addressed in the project by the student, who has the chance to experiment with standalone solutions under the guidance of a maieutics teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
Student assessment is made by taking into account both the final result and his/her application in the various phases of the project. The evaluation is sufficient if the project demonstrates a capacity acquired to address the issue, in terms of approach but also in terms of graphic representation and verbal presentation. In addition to the final check there are some moments of intermediate verification of learning, conducted at seminar groups within the confines of the single workshop.