Accarain Pierre; Bourez Olivier; Gilot Christian; Pleitinx Renaud; Van Overstraeten Eric; Verschuere Adrien;
The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE)
for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
This teaching unit, entitled Research Workshops IN and ON Architecture, is taught by joint lecturers. It enables students first to develop a research project linked to an architectural project based on an individual topic and second to place this project, in a critical way, in relation to the shared issue and in relation to similar projects of other students.
All the students work together in the research workshop; this encourages group competitiveness and autonomy.
These research workshops are linked to the Final Dissertation which is done entirely independently.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Design a project
Express and prioritise the aims of the projects so as to be able to make choices
Analyse, consider and invent artistic practices through drawings and models
Adopt approaches which are methodical, creative, metaphorical, perceptive, collaborative etc.
Test an artistic approach
To capture the ¿spirit of the time¿ and identify the means which will enable it to be revealed
To imagine drivers which can transform the perception of what is real
Place the action
Identify and analyse the paradigms on which the study is based according to various given methods and starting from various points of view
Make use of other subjects
Interpret and synthesise the knowledge of other subjects
Use the technical dimension
Be able to apply the various basic technical principles in producing a work of architecture
Express an architectural procedure
Test and use relevant means of communication in relation to the intended audience and the target objectives
Adopt a professional attitude
Act as an independent player able to understand the framework of his/her mission, and the responsibilities towards third parties as well as his/her legal obligations
Make committed choices
Develop awareness of the political meaning of the work of an architect and his/her responsibility towards society
Make links between different methodological and epistemological perspectives
Understand the merits of an idea which can lead to the objectives to be achieved by the project; follow through with determination, even by means of a modest intervention, the implementation of this idea and the achievement of these objectives