As a starting point, in the first two weeks, different examples at various scales of block proposals by different contemporary architects exploring form as a structuring system will be analyzed (Bowles and Wilson, Kenzo Kuma, Christian Kerez, etc.. General aspects driving different building examples spatial organizations, such as free section, voids, public/private relations and circulation, will be explored by diagrams to understand their spatial organizations to be later applied to block proposals.
Later, Chilean architectural examples (including CEPAL building by Emilio Duhart, Copelec by Juan Borchers, Portales Housing by Fernando Castillo et al., the Benedictine chapel by Correa and Guarda and recent Alejandro Aravena and Smiljan Radic work) will be analyzed using different diagrams and axonometric drawings. Most of these examples will be visited during the unit trip.
Miguel Adrià (ed.): White Mountain : architecture in Chile, Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2013.
Alejandro Aravena: Elemental: Incremental housing and participatory design manual, Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2012
Patricio Mardones: Cecilia Puga 2G, Barcelona : Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2010.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen 2G, Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2012.