Department's Practice 2

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Obligatory subject: Faculty of Architecture, Master English Program

course director
Gábor Nemes PhD, Szabolcs Portschy

Szabolcs Portschy, Tibor Pálóczi

course objectives
Department's Practice 2 is a practicle course closely connected and to be taken partallel with Complex Design Studio 2. Our department primarily focuses on the visual aspects of architecture design, encompassing the experimental study and conscious use of inspiring forms, textures, color harmonies and other compositional tools.
In this semester the focus is shifted from the wider context of the building to the details. In the first half of the semester students will conduct a series of research in order to understand the thoughtful use of exposed materials in their buildings and the interrelation and synergy between architecture and related visual arts. In the second half of the semester students prepare the color scheme of their building.

midterm presentations
Students will present the findings of their group research in a projected digital presentation

schedule - AY 2019/2020 spring semester

  1. 09.09. Orientation, list of requirements
    12.09. BME Sports Day (no scheduled classes)
  2. 16.09. Project 1: Research of a characteristic material - Project Initiation
    19.09. Consultation I
  3. 23.09. Home research development
    26.09. Consultation II
  4. 30.09. Home research conclusion / preparation for the presentation
    03.10. First presentation - Research of a characteristic material (Digital projected presentation)
  5. 07.10. Project 2: The relationship of architecture and other visual arts - Home research
    10.10. Consultation I / First presentation re-take
  6. 14.10. Home research development 
    17.10. Consultation II
  7. 21.10. Midterm studio week (no scheduled classes)
    24.10. Midterm studio week (no scheduled classes)
  8. 28.10. Home research conclusion / preparation for the presentation
    31.10. Second presentation - The relationship of architecture and other visual arts (Digital projected presentation)
  9. 04.11. Project 3: Project Color Scheme - Home Work - Initial concepts
    07.11. Consultation I / Second presentation re-take
  10. 10.11. Concept development - Building exterior
    14.11. Consultation II

  11. 18.11. Concept development - Building interior
    21.11. Consultation III
  12. 25.11. Concept development - Building information and signage system 
    28.11. Consultation IV

  13. 02.12. Concept finalization 
    05.12. Consultation V (Final consultation)
  14. 09.12. Studio week (no scheduled classes)
    12.12. Studio week (no scheduled classes)

detailed project description
project 1
: Research of a characteristic material
Study a specific material that is exposed in a dominant fashion in your building interior, or on the street facade of your building. Evaluate the different forms architectural appearance of the selected material, its design characteristics, textures, details, etc. Look for 4-5 internationally acknowledged contemporary examples where that specific material, its exposure, or its innovative use was the driving concept of the design. Present these examples and their features. (10-minute digital presentation)
project 2: The relationship of architecture and other visual arts
Artworks have been an organic part of interior design for almost the entire history of architecture. Carefully selected or custom made works of fine arts or industrial design installed in buildings have formed an organic part of the spatial experience. Find contemporary 2-3 artworks (sculptures, paintings, reliefs, or industrial artworks) from well-known artists that share the same visual conceptual values with your building interior. Explain your decision and present the artworks as installed in your interior in a digital montage. (10-minute digital presentation)
project 3: Project Color Scheme
Based of your color dynamics studies, determine a color harmony that will define your building. The color scheme shall include colors for the facade, the interior, as well as the building information and signage system. (To be submitted: color charts with specific color codes, interior and exterior renderings, signage design)

final project submission deadlines - 2019/2020 fall semester
Dec 13 (Friday) until 12 pm
Dec 20 (Friday) until 12 pm (Late submission - late fee applies)

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