Comprehensive design studio 1M UI - BMEEPUIM1KX


    consultants: Domonkos WETTSTEIN, Csaba BAJUSZ



    As we spend our university years, we need a wide variety of different spatial situations. Beyond the weekdays on campus, university students’ housing, learning habits, community and leisure activities also seek new spatial forms. Meanwhile, student’s lifestyle are strongly linked to metropolitan vibe, international students bring new cultures to the city, further enriching the diverse local climates. New functions and spatial needs are often embedded in historic urban fabric redefining the old housing structures. To meet this new challenges of student life and new forms of accomodation will emerge over time or the old ones need to be re-interpreted. During the semester we are looking for this new possibilities of university students housing forms and will try to rethink the existing functional structures from the architectural, educational and sociological point of view.

    During the course we will study and analyse a large number of social housing examples also in Budapest, in Vienna and also in other countries. The research (specially for Msc students) focusing on typologies will continuously go parallel to the semester. In March a study trip to Vienna will be organized, where contemporary developments will be visited with the guidance of their architects/urban designers.

    The topic of the semester will be the same for the whole group. The semester is divided in 3 parts: research about the topic; concept making and design process. We will start with common groupwork and will continue with individual designs based on the common concept.

    The site of the semester will be the same for everyone, and will be a few urban blocks in the historic tissue of Józsefváros Palace District, between the Hungarian Radio and the ELTE Trefort Ágoston High School (see aerial) with a large number of empty plots and infill possibilities. In the immediate neighbourhood of the area we can a find various university buildings and faculties. During the semester we will deal with: urban renewal, historic typologies of Pest, infill developments, housing typologies: co-housing and social housing, urban sustainability,

    consultants: Domonkos WETTSTEIN, Csaba BAJUSZ
    students: maximum 12 students, principally students of the Urban Specialization will be selected for the course (in case of large interest we will try to involve more consultants and the limit will be raised)