Drawing workshop

Drawing Workshop with Matej Hosek on the first week of May in 3 sessions of  3hrs.

Firstly you need to do the 2 following things:
1) Everyone should get the following software: latest rhino + vray + express tools; before the sessions start.
2) Before the 27th of April everyone should send to Matej Hosek (the instructor)  your 3D models  as well as at least one image you produced so far (or anything that will represent your idea). It can be also an inspirational image to know what you are looking after.
The sessions will be at computing non-bookable room (39 FistFloorFront):
Tuesday 2nd from 3 to 6pm
Thursday 4th from 2 to 5pm
Friday from 2 to 5pm
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Tutorials W1 3T

Tutorials at the end of this first week of the term will be in unit space as follows:

Thursday 27th of April – 3rd years models should reflect on the clusters of housing or even the units themselves, and the material dimension of your early proposals. These models/s should be at 1/100 or 1/50 scale.
2.30 Sonia
3.00 Valeri
3.30 Karim
4.00 Marion
4.30 Arvind – TS High Pass work
5.00 Catalin – TS high Pass work

Friday 28th of April – 2nd years work in progress; updated models; finished site models.
2.00 Rin
2.30 May
3.00 Oussama
3.30 Pranav
4.00 Clara
4.30 Nefeli
5.00 Alexandru
5.30 Kwnag

Pin-up 2nd Years – Meeting 3rd years

Next week Tuesday 25th of April from 10am to 5pm, stopping from 11 to 12 am, we will have a pin-up to see all your new models and collages. Please place you models on the central table at the South Jury Room and pin-up your collages on the wall.

Models should reflect on the clusters of housing or even the units themselves, and the material dimension of your early proposals. These models/s should be at 1/100 or 1/50 scale. There were some of you working on site models. Please bring them as well. For this final stage of the design, you need also to reflect on your inhabitant/s and users. Some of you have already some collages last term. If you do not have them, prepare it for the pin-up. Check previous emails for finding references.

Third Years will benefit coming to this pin-up to see what they have to do next. We can discuss also TS results there.


Informal Housing

As some of you were requesting. Here you have some information about slums & informal housing

-Mike Davis, Planet of Slums,London ; New York : Verso, 2007
-Bredenoord, Jan; Van Lindert, Paul; Smets, Peer (Ed.): Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South: Seeking Sustainable Solutions, London: Routledge, 2014
-Jaime Hernández-García: “Public Space in Informal Settlements” http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/60114

-Elisa Maceratini , “The struggle to belong Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings, Informal city: the cases of Bogotà and Rio de Janeiro” http://www.rc21.org/conferences/amsterdam2011/edocs/Session%2029/RT29-1-Maceratini.pdf
-Alexander Niño Ruiz, “Formal and Informal Practices in Bogota”,

-Report on Informal housing in Colombia- Good graphics and data to review http://www.facartes.unal.edu.co/otros/libros_habitat/ciudad_informal.pdf
-Report on Informal Housing in Bogota – Some gaphics and data to review
-Collection of essays on informal housing -http://www.facartes.unal.edu.co/otros/libros_habitat/procesos_urbanos.pdf
-Article on Informal housing at Puerta al Llano Neighbourhood in Bogota-http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1794-24892006000100014



First term research into political, socio-cultural and economic aspects of Bogotá city will inform the programmatic brief of each proposal.Responding to the conflict generated by private investments and public governmental strategies in Colombian context, the high-rise proposals will include two main programmatic parts – housing, various civic programmes and possibly private ones-. A specific investigation on housing and different ways of living, as they relate to both informal and formal vertical structures, will be done before composing the entrails of the hyper-building.

– Davis, Mike: Planet of slums, London; New York: Verso, 2006. – At the library
– Rueda-García, Nicolás: “The case of Bogotá D.C., Colombia”, Understanding Slums: Case Studies for the Global Report on Human Settlements 2003. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu-projects/Global_Report/pdfs/Bogota.pdf
– Andres Blanco, Alan Gilbert, Jeongseob Kim: “Housing tenure in Latin American cities: The role of household income”, Habitat International, 51, 2016, pp. 1-10.rent-blanco-2016-2
– Alan Gilbert: “Helping the poor through housing subsidies: lessons from
Chile, Colombia and South Africa”, Habitat International, n. 28, 2004, pp.13–40. housingsubshabint-1
– Alan Gilbert: “Housing policy in Colombia”. In: Bredenoord, J and van Lindert, P,(eds.) Housing the poor in an urbanizing world, Earthscan: London, 2014 , pp.256-270. rvan-lindert-colombia-final