The aims of this seminar are:
- To educate students to understand general issues and definitions on the work of existing structures.
- To encourage students to think deeply, critically about relationships of design, sustainability, management and economy within adaptive reuse.
- To help students analyze rational for the intervention on existing structures.
- To connect and reframe the students former education on issues of structure, building systems, codes, energy, design, sustainability as well as urban issues.
- To understand advantages and disadvantages of adaptive reuse within the context of architecture.
- To gain experience in active, constructive discussions with peers, specialists and building officials
On completion of this studio, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary and responsible research.
- Understand the basic issues on feasibility criteria for adaptive reuse.
- Understand the principles of the IEBC.
- Communicate issues of preservation, conservation and adaptation in the context of design.
- Bridge their knowledge from their undergraduate education with the principles of adaptive reuse.
- Understand cultural-, technical, economical- and sustainability issues related to building adaptation.
- Appreciate the virtues of interdisciplinar working content and conditions.
- To understand how existing conditions of buildings-, site-, urban- and historic context influence decision making on building interventions.