Phase 01 (Oct 2012):
Research and presentation of a contemporary case study by each student group. Quantitative Site Analysis of Mar Mikhael area.
Maps of land use (retail, housing,bars,etc.) vehicle circulation, infrastructure, skylines, pedestrian access , public and private areas, as well as quantitative diagrams, sketches, drawings and a very limited number of photographs for existing building typologies and urban fabric typologies. Also analysis of all problems in existing conditions: lack of public areas, prohibitions in public spaces, non accessible spaces etc.
The next phase will focus on moving from quantitative, to qualitative diagrams, that reveal each student's design approach on the site. These diagrams can be 2d / 3d graphics or models / sketches / abstract physical models and collage techniques that will lead them to the basic schematic design and their midterm presentation.