CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course looks at an iconic project on a new Nanjing university campus: a low-budget, low-tech construction conceived to convey a sense of the accumulated strata of human experience. Special focus is given the building’s most striking exterior feature - its singular, ceramic-clad roof-cum-envelope. Course material includes a descriptive text, many photographs, and a series of technical and construction-detail drawings with accompanying legend, and provides detailed information especially on the envelope and construction system.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Analyze the project’s scope and its suitability for context.
- Analyze how the structural and exterior cladding and flooring materials, with special focus on ceramic tiling, contribute to making the building an integral part of its urban context.
- Identify the program features that contribute to ensuring the livability of the interior environments, and describe the way circulation routes have been designed for user-friendly use.
- Analyze how the architects have succeeded in combining occupant comfort in all areas with a visually impactful construction and exterior cladding.