This course will concentrate on studying concepts and construction philosophies that consciously do without technology in architecture and in which architectural formulations are developed from technology. New relationships are sought that will allow for easy functionality, manufacture, operation and maintenance as well as robustness. This seemingly simple technology is the result of a complex thinking process that embraces all phases of a project. Based on examples that will be elaborated, awareness is raised for the complexity of architecture in comparison to low-tech concepts, which will also be conceptualised.
This course will give students a valuable insight into the complexity of contemporary architecture. They should then be able to apply low-tech construction philosophy appropriately and resolve architecturally relevant decisions by means of complex theoretical concepts.
Compulsory course for STUDIO 149.777