CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course examines a university campus pavilion that combines transparency and seclusion through the clever use of materials. The result is a quality structure offering comfort zone interiors and pleasant views onto the outdoors. Course material includes an introductory text explaining the reasons behind the program, as well as photographs, technical drawings and a construction-detail drawing illustrating the materials and technologies employed.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Explain the reasons underpinning the stylistic decisions taken by the architects to achieve transparency, their choice of materials and volume composition.
- Describe the spatial distribution in terms of the building’s functional requirements and how the architectural form corroborates these.
- Analyze the performance of the materials used for the building envelope.
- Analyze the creative architectural process, the architects’ engagement with the client and the strategies adopted to implement the program.