In the Architecture & Dwelling specialisation, students investigate the architecture of dwelling against the background of changing lifestyles and new technologies which make up our everyday environment. Lecture series are organised in collaboration with other chairs within the Architecture department, while the Technology and History departments offercomplementary courses.
The design studio 'Living +' deals with the issue of programmatic complexity and flexibility, whereas the studio 'S-M-L' looks into the issue of high density configurations within existing urban contexts. The graduation studio ‘At Home in the City’ offers students the opportunity to define their own graduation project within a thematic framework operating on two interdependent scales:the dwelling and the city. This year the specific focus of our activities will be the city of Berlin.
What you will learn
Topical issues which are addressed in our research and our educational programmes include the facilitation of diversity as a result of mixed-use designs; high density building schemes; sustainability in relation to spatial configurations; reappraising the quality of oursuburbs; and the interrelations between the private realm of the dwelling and the public spaces of the city. Within our Master studios and courses, student work is geared toward the development of new spatial configurations and sustainable typologies as well as attractive and imaginative architectural designs suited to 21st century living.
The graduation studio ‘At Home in theCity’ focuses on contemporary and future urban lifestyles and their architecture on the scale of both the dwelling and the city. The research seminar ‘Lifestyle Studies’ is part of the studio and addresses contemporary theoretical issues in housing design and related disciplines. Against the background of changing social patterns, emerging technologies and the urgent need for sustainable solutions inhousing, we set out to rethink existing architectural concepts in order to enable city dwellers to feel at home in the city. To do so, we will need to investigate new building typologies, explore new spatial configurations, and consider alternative approaches to materialisation and technical innovation.
For additional information please visit http://www.tudelft-architecture.nl/chairs/dwelling/MSc 1 and 2
MSc 1 offers two studios: Living + and S-M-L Intense High Dense.
Living + deals with the issue of programmatic complexity and flexibility, while S-M-L Intense High Dense looks into the issue of high density configurations within existing urban contexts.
Parallel to the studios two MSc 1 seminars are given: Architectural Studies and Architectural Reflections. Although notobligatory it is recommended to enrol these seminars too, since the analysis of projects and texts undertaken by students is in service of the design assignment.
Studio and seminars are the core of the MSc 1 semester. In addition a lectures series on current, theoretical issues of Architectural Design is organised by the chairs of Architecture and Dwelling and Public Building. Finally, there are a Historylecture series, plus two technical exercises, the latter of which is integrated in the studio work.
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