2nd year study expedition to Tallinn / 2013

On March 18 and 19, 2013 second year students went on a two day study expedition to the northern Baltic heart – Tallinn. During the last 15 years the Estonian capital has seen a very interesting and exciting turnaround in architecture. In order to approach this semester’s task – creation of a public building, students were encouraged to analyse the experience of the neighbouring country.

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1st year study trip to Copenhagen / 2013

Dina Suhanova / tutor at the Basics of Design studio II

From 11 till 15 February, 2013 first year students got "warmed up" for their second semester with a study trip to the Nordic architecture capital - Copenhagen. The study trip is the part of study practice what includes a preparatory research, visit and analysis of architectural objects, a final report and presentation.

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Fall semester final presentation of the 2nd year Architectural Design studio I projects

Dina Suhanova / tutor at the Basics of Design Studio I

2nd year students did their final presentation of Architectural Design on December 18. This semester students worked with urban housing project making masterplan, researching apartment building typologies and coming up with the project of an apartment building. Together with the studio supervisors Cynthia Markhoff, Pēteris Bajārs, Manten Devriendt and programme director Oskars Redbergs in the presentation participated also the guest jury members - architect Didzis Jaunzems, Head of City Planning Department, architect Jana Jēkabsone, representative of City Architect office Ilvars Metnieks.

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Final 1st year Basics of Design presentation of fall semester - DONE!

Dina Suhanova / tutor at the Basics of Design Studio I

1st year students succesfuly passed their final presentation of Basics of Design on Dec 17. For just a month they were working on assignment to design a pavilion in Arkādija park. Along the studio supervisors Bert Gellynck, Manten Devriendt, Arnis Dimiņš, Dina Suhanova and programme director Oskars Redbergs in the presentation students also were facing and answering questions of guest jury members - architect Didzis Jaunzems, architecture theorist Alexander Rappaport and architect Cynthia Markhoff.

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