Areas of Teaching Competence
Architectural Design Studios：UK Undergraduate
By looking into advances within a wide range of working methodologies, I expect student work to result from an open-minded and creative interpretation of such processes, simultaneously pursuing a synthetic model of design that convolutes the technological with the poetic, the visionary with the historic, as well as the ornamental and the tectonic. In fact, the nature of contemporary architectural design, as I understand it, goes beyond the functions of opulence and intricacy, of technique and simulation, of module and optimisation. It invokes something ranking above notions of beauty, style, and elegance – it evokes the sublime, the blissful and the mysterious even within the digital domain. The most successful students develop their own architectural language that enables their projects to achieve the elusive synthesis of topological and topological criteria, of programme and poetic phenomena, of strategy and phenomenology, of structure and style.
Works from Unit 4 studio, University of Nottingham