Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Basic knowledge of formal design methods and diagrammatic work, translation of formalizations into computational operations.

Credits: 12

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 03.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Toni Kotnik

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Toni Kotnik

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The studio is an introduction into formal design methods. It explores the spatial dynamics of simple geometric configurations as conceptual framework for architectural design. The studio aims at a systemic understanding of architecture based on spatial relationships and investigates the idea of form as carrier of information.   

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Presentation at the interim and final jury is required as well as the timely hand-in of the final documentation. Weekly working in the studio is obligatory. Shortcomings will result in reduction of the final grade of at least one grade. The assessment is based on the design outcome (70%), the final documentation (20%), and active participation (10%). Grading is based on the following scheme:

    5: outstanding (exceeds expectations)
    4: very good (fulfils all expectations)
    3: good (only minor shortcomings)
    2: satisfying (major shortcomings in some areas)
    1: acceptable (major shortcomings in almost all areas but meets minimum level)
    0: not acceptable (major shortcomings in almost all areas)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Total workload of 270 hrs consisting of input lectures (10 hrs), studio work (75 hrs), documentation (25 hrs) and independent design development (160 hrs).


Study Material
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  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Before participating in studio courses student need to have finished their bachelor studies and applied for the bachelor's degree.
    • Additional registration to ARK-E2502 is required.