259.544 Design Studio SOL
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to design in a critical and inventive manner; they have trained to "bring the intellectual and emotional, the social and technological components [of our time] into balanced play; ... to see and feel them in relationship." (L. M.Nagy, Vision in Motion, 1947)

Subject of course




SOL is a design studio working and thinking in the field of spatial and object design—remembering and exposing thereby the classical profession of interior architecture to the sun. Not accommodating but being open for abstraction, the hot topics and the contingency of our daily life, the studio proposes ‘solar-vernaculars’ as a means to build a home in today’s world; poetic, rich, and yet casual and lightweight—original spaces, objects and life, human and non-human, not native to the ground but native to the sky.

The studio acts within the change of the seasons in cycles of one extended solar day to address the now in a sophisticated manner. From night, to sun-rise, to high-sun and sun-set we are working on objects that move about the day and spaces that fashion the sun; sun-rooms, solaria, that know from the world, the past and future, opening unforeseen possibilities while entering the night anew: architectures close to life—living-spaces just under the sun. 



'Blazingfield' is the playground of musement and the country of Ops—it is the laissez-faire host of a flamboyant feast; not really new but really quite something, laying in and outside you, just under the sun..

Find the studio's website, plus extended brief and outcomes of last season's work, here: www.s-o-l.studio



Teaching methods

The studio will be organised in groups of 2-3 people, working collaboratively on diverse texts, images, drawings, models (mixing analogue and digital techniques), brought together in a final publication.

In the course of the semester we will switch between two modes of meetings: desk-crits and pin-ups—the first marks days of individual work and discussions on the go, whereas the second consists of presentations and joint discussions.



Mode of examination


Additional information

Changes in the course due to the coronavirus pandemic (Effective <26.03.2020>): The meetings will be held as video conferences until further notice.



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 18:0011.03.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Kick-Off
Wed10:00 - 18:0018.03.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0025.03.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0001.04.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0022.04.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Wed10:00 - 18:0029.04.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0006.05.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0013.05.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Wed10:00 - 18:0020.05.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0027.05.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0003.06.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Wed10:00 - 18:0010.06.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0017.06.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Wed10:00 - 18:0024.06.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Finals

Examination modalities

Design and presentation of an original work.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Gr. Entwerfen 2020S17.02.2020 09:0024.02.2020 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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