Foundation Studio I

Foundation Studio I
23. July 2020 Cara Turett

Luke Harris


Prof. Günther Vogt

Teaching Team

Hanna Klinger

The Foundation Studio I will be dealing with the urban territory of Basel in autumn semester 2021. The complexity of the region with its rich variety of geology and vegetation, the political borders and an urge for urban renewal will be the background for the development of the design projects (selected design exercises will take place at other locations in Switzerland). The semester is composed of six modules, which are linked to the respective fundamental course, and a synthesis module:

  1. Climate”, Prof. C. Girot, 20.–24.09.2021
  2. Water”, Prof. C. Girot, 27.09.–1.10.2021
  3. Soil”, Prof. T. Galí-Izard, 4.10.–8.10.21
  4. Ecology & Plant Science”, Prof. T. Galí-Izard, 11.10.–22.10.21
  5. Designing with Plants I”, Prof. G. Vogt, 1.11.–12.11.21
  6. Materials & Construction I”, Prof. G. Vogt, 15.11.–26.11.21
  7. Synthesis”, Prof. T. Galí-Izard, Prof. C. Girot and Prof. G. Vogt, 29.11.–22.12.21

In addition to the design professors, external experts of diverse fields will advise and support the students during the development of their design. The organization of the course intends to have lectures and other theoretical inputs in the morning (fundamental courses) and to deal with the same topics in more discursive way in the design studio in the afternoon.

  • 21 September – 23 December, 2021
  • Course 061-0141-21 U
  • 14 Credits
  • Language: English, German
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program