«Any intervention implies destruction. Destroy consciously.»
(Luigi Snozzi)

In this course we compare different concepts of transformation in architecture:

Studying the historical building gives us a deeper understanding of the typological, spatial and constructive characteristics and the underlying design principles.

With this expanded idea of the existing building, we will explore different concepts of transformation – such as restoration, refurbishment, conversion and extension.

We use drawing and modelmaking to reveal the main idea of the design and the concept of transformation – considering different scales – down to the detail.