Sirine Damir : Laboratory of analysis and medical research
  • Slideshow
  • Mosaic
program introduction
situation plan
situation plan
masse plan
site axonometry - north
site axonometry - west
site axonometry - south
site axonometry - east
territorial section
ground floor
first floor
second floor
third floor
roof plan
masse plan
atlas of plan
decomposed axonometry - slab
decomposed axonometry - structure
decomposed axonometry - pipes
decomposed axonometry - floors and services
decomposed axonometry - furniture and storage
complete axonometry
cut axonometry
perspective section
north elevation
north elevation
east elevation
east elevation
south elevation
south elevation
west elevation
west elevation
west elevation & detail
diagonal axis
from the intersection
from the intersection - by night
waiting room

According to John Cage, “an experimental action” is one “the outcome of which is not foreseen.” Titling this course Architecture & Experience celebrates on the one hand its attachment to the question of high architecture as a discipline forged in historical and theoretical projects and, on the other, the experimental nature of an explorative approach that has been an operative concept of said discipline ever since the Renaissance – explorative, but still grounded in concrete reality.

Theory, by identifying the working principles defining architectonic forms along time, makes possible every kind of parallel while transforming every sort of question into potential architectural problematics. This is our main field of exploration.

Theory allows us to write the narrative that defines the rules of the project on the one hand and give it a mean on the other hand. Reason helps us to imagine narratives that, considering the rules of nature and reality, allow us to justify from a rational point of view disposals that would be irrational in a different conceptual context. Thus we can succeed in building dreams from the ordinary condition.

Athens is a condensator of the most glorious Antique European architecture and of the almost non planned urban forms of today that makes of it a laboratory for exploring the contemporary status of architecture and city. As usual, students have not traveled to Athens, to work more from the imaginary of the city than from its reality.