The specific contributions of the different disciplines build the course framework. The design studio will start from an investigation of the site, that will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Investigations will address the prominent features of the place, like topography, climate, territorial issues, mobility, potential for settlement and tourism, … In a further step, different student groups will investigate housing as a result of different kinds of intervention : refurbishment, extensions, new buildings. In this phase each discipline will contribute with its theoretical and operational tools to enrich the design studio.
Visiting experts and critics will provide a deeper understanding of the topic, through open lectures and midterm critics.
The Building Technology studio will start slightly after the beginning of the course, in order to elaborate from the first steps of the design concept.
Engineering Physics will come along the whole design process, supporting the spatial and constructive concept.