Architectural synthesis 4: collective housing - Housing complex (D1)

Course content

Integration of a residence unit into a wider complex, existing or planned to be built, focusing on the relation between design principles and modes of life. The educational procedure evolves through two alternative approaches.

Housing complex:
Design of a small housing complex. The relation between unit and complex. Closed and open spaces, private and public spaces. Standardisation, repetition and differentiation. Functional and structural zones. Legibility of the complex and integration in its immediate environment. Application to collective residence.