The meaning of theory in Architecture
10/24/2019

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Module aims to go deeper into the sense and function of theory, to the procedure of architectural design. Having known, through the previous modules, the basic notions of theory and having already bordered on the wider spectre of history and the main problems of synthesis, one is called to face the formulation of one’s own, personal means of expression, through the in-depth and critical observation of a particular gnostic field. The subject is the meaning of theory itself. A literal and partially allegorical research of means with which the knowledge and mainly the comprehension of the past participates to the creative synthesis of buildings, which de facto belong to the present and future, serves as a vehicle for wandering. This year the module will focus on a theoretical and thorough design examination of urban interventions beyond building in Athens ("out there", as it is being suggested in Venice this year) or even against building, whatever that may mean. We will attempt to define the meaning of a feasible utopia in a local urban intervention and the programatic reversal/refutation of the built form in the metropolitan urban tissue. The typological re-definition of the designed "void" will form the object of an educational exercise with analytical and synthetic character.
This effort will be assisted by invited speakers from different "areas" of architectural thought and practice, as well as graduate students who now work on their Diploma theses.

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Αρχείο: Prospect-2008.pdf
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Ημ/νία τελευταίας τροποποίησης: Friday, March 14, 2008
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Ημ. Εισαγωγής: 3/14/2008 12:00:00 AM Ημ. Τελευταίας Αλλαγής: 3/14/2008 12:00:00 AM Μέγεθος αρχείου: 110.27 KB