Course Description The course presents an analysis of the work of the architect Werner Tscholl. It describes five “architectural objects” designed to enhance an Alpine pass – architecture “of the memory” that suggests topics for research of a historical nature. In addition, the course analyzes a building designed by Tscholl with a special focus on the techniques adopted to achieve energy efficiency. The course offers a comprehensive overview of two different types of architecture and the use of technologies and materials for different uses, examining in particular the sustainability strategies implemented.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Analyze the “environmental harmonization” methods used in a mountain pass built between 1959 and 1968, and the enormous contemporary relevance of these techniques.
Describe how the materials used and the forms designed underscore the particular sensations evoked by each of the five architectural objects.
Identify in the design choices made for the residence similarities with other designs described by the same architect.
Identify in the detailed analysis of the residence the usability of spaces and comfort levels in relation to the geometrical arrangement of its spaces.