Material - structure - form


Architectural and structural logic was defined in eras past, founded on the knowledge of material properties, the principles of creating joints appropriate for the materials involved, and the geometrical rules of the natural materials stone and wood.
With the advent of industrialisation, new developments in material technology brought new, technically manufactured, “artificial” materials in addition to these natural materials. Efficient materials such as steel, concrete or glass have also always broadened the vocabulary of forms available to architecture. The age of digitalisation has further dynamised the repertoire of architectural forms, that now offers the potential to marry structural and architecture logic.
The course focuses on a deepened discussion of the subjects of form and function, supporting structures and material/manufacturing technologies, and their usage in current buildings.


After successfully completing the course, students will have explored current questions of form, supporting structures, and implementation in selected demanding architectural tasks, and formulated their own strategies of modern design and construction appropriate for the materials involved.



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