Saturday, 1 February 2014

>>>Phase 2 [P2]: Reflective site readings

Gerard Richter Parkscapes (1971)[3]
<>[accessed: 20 January 2014]

Following the collective documentation and analysis of selected examples of transformation and prior to the spatial interventions, the second phase [P2] turns to the individual analysis of the site. With a focus on extracting spatial and environmental potentials, as well as utilizing the historical facts and archival material as a potential foundation for further explorations and specific design decisions, the investigations will be performed on–site where two-days workshop will be organised in collaboration with the ProraZentrum. During that visit the following relations have to be analysed/mapped/registered:
> outside/inside
> space/structure
> space/body
> space/environment
> serial/unique

Furthermore, during the study trip to Berlin existing renowned examples of architectural transformation will be visited, providing insights into restoration/transformation strategies and practices, complementing previously developed taxonomy.
6 buildings chosen from the list included in the Study Trip Guide will be analysed with particular attention to the relationships:
> existing/new
> space/body/environment
> exhibited work(s) of art/space/body

Each student is asked to process the produced/collected material (drawings, photos) during the study trip, communicating the results of the performed investigations in Seawhite Sketchbook (A5 format) using collage technique.
Two parts will compose the notebook:
[P2.1]  Berlin – two pages per visited building:
Page 1. Title defining discovered relations/ maximum 10 words
Page 2. Collage
[P2.2]  Prora – two pages per analysed relation:
Page 1. Title defining mapped relations/ maximum 10 words
Page 2. Collage

Diller + Scofidio. Mix media collage [4] 
in DILLER, Elisabeth; SCOFIDIO, Ricardo (1996) Flesh: Architectural Probes, New York: Princeton Architectural Press

Individual work
Mixed media (photo, drawing, collage)
Feb. 9th-18th
data collection and processing, site analysis and extraction of architectural potentials, development of abilities for registration and representation of tangible and intangible qualities.

Sat. 8th- Sat. 15th       
Study trip (please see study trip program)
Mon. Feb. 17th                         
studio work
Tue. Feb. 18th             
9.00-12.00/ studio work and hand-in