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40 313 Gravity of Elements

Emnenavn på English: 
Gravity of Elements
Studiepoeng: 
6
Emnekode: 
40 313
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2019 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2019 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2019
Maksimum antall studenter: 
20
Emneansvarlig
Angela Deuber
Anita Morvillo
Elena Miegel
Ermioni Garramone
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS)

“Elements of gravity” studio course is mandatory for students that enroll in the elective course "Gravity of Elements”.

Om emnet

"Gravity of Elements”

The semester title of our ELECTIVE COURSE is titled "Gravity of Elements”. 

Students are given the opportunity to deal intensively with an architectural masterpiece. Each student will get to the bottom of its idea and plastically transforming it into a three-dimensional cast cement model.

At the beginning of the semester, we travel together to study architectural elements in works from João Batista Vilanova Artigas and to learn from nature. Each student will select an element of a masterpiece and build one physical model which represents the thought behind the selected building. With this model, we represent a thought that the building carries. Dealing with such a structure is a conversation with a soulmate that inspires. We can learn from nature or recognised buildings, no matter what era, culture or climate. This process aims at raising awareness on the conscious spatial intentions behind architectural elements and the creative physical manifestation of the information in an element. 

The final result will be an exhibition of approximately 20 massively casts in white cement that will represent thoughts of masterpieces in three dimensions. The scale of the model will be a result with discussion with the assistants.  Each student works individually with plans, text and models.

The "Gravity of Elements" elective course is only available for students that enrol in the studio course Guest master atelier “Elements of gravity”. 

The design course "Elements of Gravity" is mandatory for students that enrol in the elective course “Gravity of Elements”. They influence and strengthen each other. 

Læringsutbytte

1. Awareness of contemporary position in architecture.

2. Benefit from an international guest-teacher and from the confrontation with their architectural thinking, knowledge, experience and imagination.

Knowledge about:

How to structure a focused study of a masterpiece and creatively manifest it physically.

How to think critically in regards to architectural elements and their capacity to carry thoughts about buildings.

How to abstract a thought in a three dimensional object.

Skills:

Physical model making; How to plan, build formwork and cast with a reinforcement in cement.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Introduction to the course (mandatory): Wednesday, 14.08.2019

Excursion to Amazon rainforest and works of João Batista Vilanova Artigas architecture to visit masterpieces: Friday, 16.08.2019 – Sunday, 25.08.2019.Those who don’t cannot participate in the excursion can do an excursion on their own in agreement with the Guest Studio.

Theme-oriented lectures and seminars in synergy with studio course “Elements of Gravity”.

Mandatory intermediate reviews: 02.09.2019

Daily discussions with assistants.

Cross-critique student pairs critique: Each student will form a team with a fellow student. 

Final review: Monday 09.09.2019

Obligatorisk arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravOppmøte påkrevdKommentar
Oppmøte til undervisning PåkrevdIntroduction to the course (mandatory): Wednesday, 14.08.2019

Mandatory intermediate reviews: 02.09.2019

Daily discussions with assistants in week 35, 36

Final review: Monday 09.09.2019
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Obligatorisk arbeidskrav:Oppmøte til undervisning
Påkrevde arbeidskrav:
Oppmøte påkrevd:Påkrevd
Kommentar:Introduction to the course (mandatory): Wednesday, 14.08.2019

Mandatory intermediate reviews: 02.09.2019

Daily discussions with assistants in week 35, 36

Final review: Monday 09.09.2019
VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuell-The final assessment will be based on:

a. The delivered complete project material for the exhibition and for the final review.
b. Your active daily participation within week 35,36
c. The attendance of the introduction, the intermediate and final review.

The elective work is evaluated with Passed or Not Passed, according to the regulations for master’s degree programs at AHO.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:-
Kommentar:The final assessment will be based on:

a. The delivered complete project material for the exhibition and for the final review.
b. Your active daily participation within week 35,36
c. The attendance of the introduction, the intermediate and final review.

The elective work is evaluated with Passed or Not Passed, according to the regulations for master’s degree programs at AHO.
AktivitetKommentar
EkskursjonExcursion to Amazon rainforest and works of João Batista Vilanova Artigas architecture to visit masterpieces: Friday, 16.08.2019 – Sunday, 25.08.2019.

Those who cannot participate in the excursion can do an excursion on their own in agreement with the Guest Studio.
OppmøteThe requirement for passing the course will be to attend the introduction, all intermediate reviews as well as the final review.

Since the elective course will occur intensively in week 35-36 your daily participation will be mandatory.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Ekskursjon
Kommentar:Excursion to Amazon rainforest and works of João Batista Vilanova Artigas architecture to visit masterpieces: Friday, 16.08.2019 – Sunday, 25.08.2019.

Those who cannot participate in the excursion can do an excursion on their own in agreement with the Guest Studio.
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:The requirement for passing the course will be to attend the introduction, all intermediate reviews as well as the final review.

Since the elective course will occur intensively in week 35-36 your daily participation will be mandatory.