010   Digital Room 19 - 20
Key data:

Class in digital architectural design
EPFL: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH
2019 - 2020
as part of Studio Jo Tallieu


Programme:

3 weeks
4 sessions + 1 review
17 participating students (Ba3 / Ba4)


Brief:

Within their regular design studio, students are asked to design an architectural intervention within an existing building office building. The intervention focuses on, yet is not limited to, a new means of vertical travel within the existing construction.

Within their Digital Room class, students are asked to digitally represent their intervention. Through the introduction of a new digital skillset students draw not only their staircase design but more importantly, the architectural promenade they wish their visitors to experience, as well.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic this class was unfortunately cut short.


Requirements:

One DIN A1 (841 x 594 mm) poster, portrait. Poster showcases staircase design and architectural promenade concept.




Student results (selection):



009   Digital Room 18 - 19
Key data:

Class in digital architectural design
EPFL: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH
2018 - 2019
as part of Studio Jo Tallieu


Programme:

5 weeks
5 sessions + 1 review
30 participating students (Ba3 / Ba4)


Brief:

During the winter semester, students are asked to document one room within an existing building by a renowned architect, assigned to them as part of their regular design studio. Through this process they learn a new set of digital skills, learn how to correctly document space, and start to understand an assigned architectural language through analyzing its details.

During the summer semester, students are asked to document one room within the building they have designed themselves, as part of their regular design studio. The process of documenting (winter semester) makes room for the process of designing (summer semester). Students implement their newly acquired digital skillset by visualizing their room in a highly detailed manner.

During the final presentation, students present both rooms next to eachother, showcasing their abiliteis to read and design an architectural space.


Requirements:

Two DIN A2 (594 x 420 mm) posters, landscape Black and white line-drawing only. Each drawing depicts a single room from a single, frontal point of view.




Student results (selection):



008   Master’s Thesis in Architecture
Guest critic / member of the jury

KU Leuven, dept. of architecture Ghent, BE
2017 - 2018
Jo Van den Berghe, Thierry Lagrange




Trajectory Eplorative Architectural Development (eAD)

007   Form & Structure: Stijn Jonckheere
Guest lecture

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, DE
2017 - 2018
As part of the “Form & Structure” lecture series




Event poster:


006   Parallel Room 17 - 18
Key data:

Class in digital architectural design
EPFL: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH
2017 - 2018
as part of Studio architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu 


Programme:

12 weeks
8 sessions + 2 reviews
30 participating students (Ba3 / Ba4)


Brief:

Students are asked to produce a sequence of 6 images, connected by either visual ar textual fragments. This sequence should be able to be read in a certain order, and be ablte to communicate a message to the observer.

The message students send should help one to understand their views on the „anti-house“, a term which has been defined within their regular design studio. More importantly, their message should help one to understand their architectural identity; who they are and what they stand for within the world of architectural design.

Students are asked to write a single sentence to accompany their image sequence, granting them a chance to further elaborate on their visuals.


Requirements:

One DIN A1 (841 x 594 mm) poster, portrait. Poster showcases a sequence of 6 square images and a written sentence.




Student results (selection):



005   Bachelor’s Thesis in Architecture
Guest critic / member of the jury

KU Leuven, dept. of architecture Brussels, BE
2016 - 2017
Yves Malysse, Eugeen Liebaut, Bjorn Houttekier




Abstractions and Specificities in a Changing Brussels Landscape

004   Parallel Room 16 - 17
Key data:

Class in digital architectural design
EPFL: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH
2016 - 2017
as part of Studio architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu


Programme:

15 weeks
7 sessions + 2 reviews
13 participating students (Ba3 / Ba4)


Brief:

Within their regular design studio assignment students have determined feel, mood, atmosphere - intangible aspects of their design process. Within Parallel Room, it is up to them to translate these intangible aspects into an architectural folie; an architectural construction with no specific programme besides defining the border between inside and outside space.

The folie contains an architectural space that, in its own, insinuates the student's defining intangible aspects to the visitor / observer. During all of the above, students work from detail to whole, generating an understanding of ‘detail’, ‘material’, and ‘construction’.

Granting students pure creative freedom, the assignment uses the medium of an architectural folie to stimulate them in search of their creative presonality, and hopefully aiding them in defining their architectural identity.


Requirements:

One DIN A1 (841 x 594 mm) poster, portrait. Poster showcases the designed folie. Design, construction, choice of materials, attention to detail and overall visual style is taken into account during review of the A1 posters.




Student results (selection):



003   NEYSJ8
Key data:

Class in digital architectural design
EPFL: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH
2015 - 2016
as part of Studio architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu


Programme:

11 weeks
8 sessions + 2 reviews
43 participating students (Ba3 / Ba4)


Brief:

Within their regular design studio assignment students have determined feel, mood, atmosphere - intangible aspects of their design process. Within NEYSJ8, it is up to them to translate these intangible aspects into an architectural folie; an architectural construction with no specific programme besides defining the border between inside and outside space.

The folie contains an architectural space that, in its own, insinuates the student's defining intangible aspects to the visitor / observer. During all of the above, students work from detail to whole, generating an understanding of ‘detail’, ‘material’, and ‘construction’.

Granting students pure creative freedom, the assignment uses the medium of an architectural folie to stimulate them in search of their creative presonality, and hopefully aiding them in defining their architectural identity.


Requirements:

One DIN A1 (841 x 594 mm) poster, portrait. Poster showcases the designed folie. Design, construction, choice of materials, attention to detail and overall visual style is taken into account during review of the A1 posters.




Student results (selection):



002   Bachelor’s Thesis in Architecture
Guest critic / member of the jury

KU Leuven, dept. of architecture Brussels, BE
2014 - 2015
Jan De Vylder, Harold Fallon, Eugeen Liebaut




1 HOUSE 7 HOUSES

001   Welpen vs. Wolven: Stijn Jonckheere & Mira Sanders
Joint lecture

KU Leuven, dept. of architecture Ghent, BE
2013 - 2014
As part of the “Welpen vs. Wolven” series
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