Department's Design 1. - BMEEPUIQ601
DEPARTMENT'S DESIGN 1 (BMEEPUIQ601)
Practical design course of the 6th semester of the Integrated Master and of the 2nd semester of the Urban Specialization of the Master curriculum.
The aim of this practice-based course is to raise students’ awareness to the complexity of urban space and deepen their sensitivity to how people encounter and appropriate the built environment. Unlike regular design studios, the subject of the tasks is not a building: you have to use your design skills to discover and communicate an “urban story” based on techniques of creative observations.
The target area of this semester is the lower embankment of Pest; an area full of opportunities, controversies and a great versatility of human use.
Throughout the semester you are asked to collect stories from the site. Then you have to edit, order and process your material and create your own graphic novel, or with other words an architect’s comic book telling your story by the end of the course.
Through the exercises you learn tools for the studying of urban life on site, and means of visualizing processes and activities happening in the city. The technical skills learnt in this course can be effectively applied during the presentation of any further design project. However, the main objective of the tasks is to make students acquire the paradigm of thinking about architecture as concrete reality instead of pure abstraction.