259.534 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.

2019W, 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. 



The sun is our capital, the database, and the seasons, our motor; spring and summer, fall and winter, characteristics of weather, qualities of light, daily rituals; fashions, temperaments, visions and memories—times of action full of right moments.


Highdesert is the wellspring of Sophrosyne and the outlook of Kairos—it is the fruitful farm yet unproductive; not really new but really quite something, laying in and outside you, just under the sun..

Find the studio's website, plus extended brief, 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 together with our studio-friend.


Indrė Umbrasaitė (Architect)



Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu10:00 - 18:0010.10.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Kick-Off
Thu10:00 - 18:0017.10.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Field Trip
Thu10:00 - 18:0024.10.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0031.10.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Thu10:00 - 18:0007.11.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0021.11.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0028.11.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Thu10:00 - 18:0005.12.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0012.12.2019 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0009.01.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Pin-Up
Thu10:00 - 18:0016.01.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0023.01.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Desk Crits
Thu10:00 - 18:0030.01.2020 Seminar-room ATTP (1st floor)Finals

Examination modalities

Design and presentation of an original work.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Entwerfen WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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