Architectural Design 6

6th Semester
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Compulsory Course
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Integration of new architectural creation to existing context characterized by spatial qualities and significant architectural values. Documentation and preservation of those values by employing an analytical-hermeneutic method through architectural design. The theoretical and design issue of ‘integration’ should be considered not as a specific case of architectural design but as a general presupposition and a comprehensive theoretical framework for the semantics of architectural creation according to which architectural works are being understood and interpreted in relation to their cultural and natural context and through a dialogue with this context acquire their meaning. The research of those issues is being developed through the architectural design of a public building, while the theoretical and design method, depending on specific parameters of context can follow one of three directions.

Integration of contemporary architecture to traditional settings and the natural landscape and approach of new architectural creation through a methodic analysis and interpretation of architectural values and the physiognomy of landscape


Integration of contemporary architecture to urban environments of particular character and approach of new architectural creation as handling empty space, the form and values of the urban tissue by researching traces of time through memory and history


Theoretical and design exploration of the spatial structure and form of an existing building shell. The relation of the shell to the urban tissue and the social-cultural constitution of the wider space of the city. The relation between the interior space, the shell and the exterior space. Conceptual and functional investigation of alternative possible transformations of the spatial structures and forms of the building shell.