First Year Group (FYG)
Location: 2nd and 3rd floor, Dürerstraße 24
SAC's First Year Group (FYG) presents a series of physical, ‘computational objects’ in response to the overall semester theme - “Transitions”. Working in the dual fields of material and digital computation, students are exploring the relation between materials and algorithms and possible architectural implications of their methodological investigations.
In addition, students of FYG will make an installation produced from discarded Christmas trees, exhibited in the courtyard of the Städelschule.
Master Thesis Group: Advanced Architectural Design (AAD)
Location: I9, Dürerstrasse 10
The second-year specialisation AAD shows research results with the title, "De - Coding Amsterdam". Students have investigated phenomena of urban systems and their effects on the built and lived environment. Based on a detailed analysis of spatial, infrastructural, social, cultural and economic influences on the city of Amsterdam, critical questions are asked in regards to potentials of urban redevelopment. The exhibition presents a variety of impressions and analyses of the city in a large-scale video projection that makes an unconventional reading of the city possible, beyond well-known stereotypes. By using overlays of projections, and taking into account diverse media and information, the exhibition addresses the development of possible design strategies in relation to various dependencies within the ecosystem "city", its architecture and inhabitants. The exhibited group work documents the basic research concept for the design of a large-scale housing project for Amsterdam in the coming semester.
Master Thesis Group: Architecture and Performative Design (APD)
Location: ground floor, Dürerstraße 24
This year APD works on broadening the repertoire of digital design. In nature one finds a wide variety of forms at every scale. Be it the overall shape of a plant or its cellular arrangement, at each stage nature exhibits its wide diversity of forms and structures. In contemporary architecture such a spectrum of extreme articulation across all scales cannot be found. APD’s ambition is to find means to transfer this richness into methods for digital design. As part of this endeavour, VOID is a research project conducted in collaboration with HENN Architekten. It studies the spatial typology of voids in high-rise buildings and looks closely at atria and void spaces in built projects. The question is: "How do these empty spaces contribute to the quality of the building? A series of representational models focus on these voids. The results of this study along with the studies on trans-scalar diversity contribute to the design development of APD high-rise proposals of which first impressions will also be shown during Rundgang 2015.
FRI and SAT: SUN:
12:00 h (English) 12:00 h (English)
15:00 h (German) 17:00 h (German/English)
17:00 h (German/English)
Every hour there will be shown a video installation about “Life at SAC” on the first floor, Dürerstrasse 24.
Café & Bar
We offer refreshments and cakes during the opening hours.