70% of the work of architectural offices is conducted in the existing. The course aims to provide students with the basic theoretical and practical tools to approach the project in the existing, on the current built heritage but also the monumental heritage.
The main objective of this course, is to highlight the centrality of building services in the design of architecture; to grasp the implications of âcomfort designâ as a feature of âarchitectural designâ and to explore the intersection of the sensorial and the material in architectural histor
Construction within existing buildings is nothing new. What gives it contemporary relevance is the type of theoretical and practical questions we have to pose concerning the architectural object and the close-range examination of building fabric that is involved.