Seminar-Pin-up on High-rise

Next Friday 4th of November in 32FFB we will have a seminar on High-rise typology. We will start at 10 am with a presentation of your case studies (6 per person) analysis  to continue with a discussion on bigness text.

In the afternoon we will have individual tutorials looking to advances in your proposals analysis, rules  and comparisons with case studies, as follows,
2:00 Rin
3:30 Pranav
4:00 Alexandru
4:30 Kwang
5:00 Clara
5:30 May
6:00 Nefeli

On Saturday 5th of November, we will continue with individual tutorials as follows,
10:30 Catalin
11:00 Arvind
11:30 Karim
12:00 Sonia
12:30 Valeri
1:00 Marion

List of Case studies: tallest-towers



Rhino Induction

Next Wednesday 2nd of November from 10 to 6pm, there will at unit space a Rhino course by Amar Mehta to help you with your proposals drawings and case studies analysis. Please bring your laptops with Rhino software uploaded and working.

Tutorials W5

Next tutorials will be on Friday 28th of October at unit space as follows

From 10:00 to 12:00 am Arvind, Karim & Catalin
From 12:00 to 2 pm Rin, Alexandru, Clara & Pranav

From 2 to 4pm May, Oussama, Nefeli & Kwang.
From 4 to 6pm Marion,Valerie & Sofiia.

In this tutorial we will review analysis of case studies given, information of two new case studies you have selected, panels reviewed and completed from last pin-up, panels with set of rules clarified (example below) and models finished (those that were unfinished or new models to be done).


Following the definition process of individual proposals,various analysis of large scale high-rise buildings’ spatial organisations will be conducted. General aspects defining these different examples form, such as size, verticality, density, voids, modularity, porosity program (public or private) and circulation, will be explored by diagrams. Similar aspects will be also explore in your proposals, and some comparisons will be established. As we are working with a building typology with a big presence in the city, we will review those texts on bigness, such as the well known by Rem Koolhaas.

– Rem Koolhaas, “Bigness and the Problem of Large,” OMA< Rem Koolhaas, and
Bruce Man, S, M, L, XL, New York: Monacelli Press, 1995, pp. 494-516. koolhaas-rem-bigness-1994

Reference book
– Aurora Fernandez Per, Javier Mozas, Javier Arpa: This is Hybrid : an analysis of mixed-use buildings by a+t, Vitoria-Gasteiz : a+t publishing, 2011. (also volumes: Hybrids II and III)
– Guy Nordenson: Tall buildings, New York, MOMA, 2003.
– Jason Pomeroy: The skycourt and skygarden : greening the urban habitat, Abingdon : Routledge, 2014.



Shape & Material Jury

The Jury that closes Shape & Material brief will be on Monday 24th of October in 37 FFF from 2pm to 7pm. Please place all your models in a central table and pin-up your drawings on the walls. Each of you should have minimum 3 vertical A2 including photographs of all models (whole model and close ups),  drawings/sketches and a wired frame axo of your proposal. These panels should summarise your proposals. You should also prepare an argument over your proposal, as discussed in last week Friday tutorials. Our visit critics will be Alexandro Kallegias, Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar, & Harikleia Karamali.


Tutorials W3_2

Tutorials tomorrow Friday 21st of October at unit space will be as follows,

Morning (from 10 to 1pm) Arvind, Catalin, Sofiia, Rin, Oussama & Kwang.

Afternoon (from 2 to 6pm) Valerie, Karim, Marion, Pranav, Clara, May, Nefeli & Alexandru.

Tutorials W3-1T

Tutorials next Tuesday 18th of October will be as follows,

From 10am to 12pm Valerie, Sofiia, Marion & Catalin.

From 1.30pm to 6pm Clara, Arvind, Karim, Rin, May, Nefeli, Kwang, Alexandru, Pranav & Oussama.

You should bring to this tutorial the 3D drawing of your proposal, material tests and first steps of your final model.

Tutorials W2- 2

Tutorials this week Friday 14th of October will be at unit space as follows,

From 10pm to 1pm May, Oussama, Alexandru, Rin, Clara & Nefeli.

From 2pm to 6pm  Kwang, Pranav, Valeri, Karim, Marion, Catalin, Sofiia & Arvind.

At 4pm there will be a meeting with TS tutors in the unit space only for Third Years