Saturday, 1 February 2014

>>>Phase 1 [P1]: Relational taxonomy

Langarita Navarro arquitectos: Transformation of RBMA headquarters at Matadero Madrid Nave 15, Madrid, Spain (2011)
<>[accessed: 30 January 2014]

The [P1] is to be understood as a mapping of potential strategies of transformation, building an exploratory framework which may inform the subsequent architectural propositions. In this context, the studied works will constitute a potential guide for approaching the existing building in Prora, as well as serve as a key to interpreting its potentials, and later on to choosing the design strategy.
In this context, following potential actions of transformation are to be studied:


Performing the studies in groups of 4 students, 1 chosen work – associated with one of the categories – will be analysed with particular attention to the relationships:
>Between the existing and the new structural system(s)/materials
>Between the existing typology and the new program/strategy of inhabitation
>Between climatic/ambient conditions and inhabitation (dynamics of use) in 12 month time-scale and/or 24 hours time-scale

The above-mentioned relations, as well as the potential cross-relations, will be illustrated and communicated through collages and diagrams in A1 index-sheet. No text (except the title announcing character of the analysed relations) is to be used. No image/drawing (except one representative image) will be used without being previously processed/re-worked – meaning in their original state.
The layout and the character of the index-sheet will depend on the nature of the produced and/or collected material. However, conceived as a laboratory, in which the collective inquiry and production transcends the scope of individual interests and insights, [P1] aims at constructing a collective archive of case studies, which will establish a foundation for further discussion and project development. Thus, the students are asked to adjust their material to the following format:
>A1 sheet (in vertical) folded (zig-zag) in 4 sections
>3 sections will correspond to the studied relations
Maximum 10 words title will be assigned to each analysed relationship.
>1 section will contain as follow:
            action(s) which the analysed work is associated with
1 representative image (announcing the source)
title of the work
year of construction and transformation
climatic zone
names of the students will be placed at the lower left section of the A1 sheet.

>font: Times New Roman

Each team should at least involve one newcomer/exchange student, one 2nd year student and one 3rd year student.

All produced/collected material should be available at the presentation.
All used material – quotes, references, images etc.– must announce source according to the provided reference system.
The final catalogue is to be delivered both on paper and as a PDF document uploaded to the shared folder. >>>> Shared (R) ˃ Bachelor ˃ Unit 2+3d_AL ˃ S2014 ˃ Phase I, as well as published on the student’s blog

Group work in teams of 4 students
Mixed media
Feb. 3rd-7th
Learning to practice focused data collection and processing, including utilisation of academic reference systems.

SCARPA, Carlo, 1984, Opera Completa, ed. Dal Co, Francesco & Mazzariol, Giuseppe. Milano, Electa.

a+t 39-40, RECLAIM Remediate Reuse Recycle

KEIDING, Martin (ed.) (2011) Transformation: 22 nye danske projekter Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag

Mon. Feb. 3rd               
9.00-11.00 Welcome and [P1] Introduction/ Laden Nord
11.00-12.00 Spatial studio organisation/ Paradisgade 3rd floor
12.00-16.00 Studio work
Tue. Feb. 4th               
Studio work                
Wed. Feb. 5th               
9.00-12.00 Pin-up/ Glasburet Paradisgade
13.00-16.00 Studio work                
Thu. Feb. 6th               
Studio work
Fri. Feb. 7th                          
Hand-in/Reflection Friday/preparation for the study trip