To provide the student with critical tools able to implement a first understanding of the house organism, its constituent parts, and the ways in which it binds with the urban fabric.
Course contents summary
As an approach to the themes of architectural design, considering the building as a response to the essential settlement needs of a society over time and in a given place is the fundamental theme of the Course. On this basis are investigated the essential components, spatial, distributive, structural, of the house in history until today, identifying the profound connection that links the Type to the town/city and the architectural project.
Those indicated at the workshop. Further targeted bibliographical information is given with respect to specific issues addressed.
A series of lectures and the experience of critical reading "in the field" of a small urban context and the consequent graphic representations constitute the preferred means of teaching.
Assessment methods and criteria
Some intermediary checks of the analytical work done and the final discussion of the papers are the preferred procedure to check on learning.