AR-202(m) / 10 credits

Teacher: Taillieu Jo François

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

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A house is the simple topic of this studio. A matter of simple complexity. Starting from elements of architecture and images of life, defining a fragment; constructing a chair; finally arriving at a house. One double compact house. Learning about a house is learning about architecture.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Understanding how detail makes space, how space makes detail or one cannot be without the other one.
  • Finding the reference and finding the personal.
  • Evolving and revolving by drawing and model and arriving by drawing and model.

Teaching methods

- movements -

The studio will debate in-group and guide in person; depending on the evolution of the studio. This will be decided at the very moment in order to achieve the best progress.
The studio is organized in 23 parts; over 2 semesters; in 1 year. Those parts are also called movements.
Part 1: movement I semester I        one fragment - individual work

Part 2: movement II semester I       one drawing, one chair - two students

Part 3: movement III semester II     one double compact house - two students

Special moments will conclude these movements; invited guests will enlarge the field of thoughts. Various studio lectures will open up the frame of references. Guests will be part of it too. A study trip too will be planned each semester.


Expected student activities


Assessment methods

- semester I: 40% - 14 weeks - jury.
M1 1 fragment: 1 model 1/20; M2 1 chair 1/1; 1 drawing of the chair A1 portrait scale according to project; the sketchbook
- semester II: 50% - 14 weeks - mid-term jury / jury
M3 1 house: 1 model 1/33, 1 site model 1/150; 1 set of unfolded plans scale according to project; the sketchbook

- general attitude, involvement, progress, etc. 10% - continuous monitoring.




Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio BA3, BA4 (Taillieu)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week


Monday, 8h - 10h: Lecture

Monday, 10h - 12h: Project, other

Monday, 14h - 18h: Project, other

Tuesday, 8h - 12h: Project, other

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