Methods and Analysis

The Methods and Analys education engages students in their own processes of position-taking, via curiosity-based research, trans-disciplinary exchange, and the disciplined use of architectural instruments and methods.  

Focus and Approach

Methods and Analysis challenges conventional definitions of architecture, and strives for the advancement of inventive approaches, while enabling critical action in the built environment. The design studios and theory seminars  explicitly question hegemonic interpretations of architecture as a problem-solving discipline, of the architect as an individual author, and of the built environment as a merely physical construct. Besides questioning these interpretations, the courses share a genuine concern for the rise of dissociative and divisive political initiatives. Therefore they are directed towards the development of full-fledged architectural interventions meant to foster and protect processes of meaningfulness, appropriation and integration between the built environment and those who use and produce it. 

Programme

MSc 1 studio
The MSc 1 studio ‘Ways of Doing’ presents  students with a series of instruments and methods for the analysis and design of the built environment. 

Programme MSc 1 fall semester 2019 (pdf)

MSc 2 studio
The MSc2 studio ‘Transdisciplinary Encounters’ allows students to test those instruments and methods by confronting them with those of other professions.

Programme MSc 2 spring semester 2020 (pdf)

MSc 3/4 studio
The MSc3/4 – Positions in Practice encourages students to adopt individual positions as architects based on their choice and use of those instruments and methods in analysis and practice.

Programme MSc 3/4 fall semester 2019 (pdf)

Staff

Dr.ir. Klaske Havik, dr. ir. Willemijn Wilms Floet, dr. Angeliki Sioli, dr. Jorge Mejía Hernández, dipl.ing. MSc Robert Gorny, dr. Alberto Altés Arlandis, dr.Aleksandar Staničić.      

Additional information

Additional information about the projects and student work can be found here.

For detailed course descriptions, please visit the study guide:
MSc 1 (only in fall semester)
MSc 2* (only in spring semester)
MSc 3

* The MSc 2 semester of the Architecture track consists of 5 credits of compulsory courses and 25 credits of electives, of which an approved MSc 2 Architecture design project. See also the MSc 2 design projects page for an overview of MSc 2 Architecture design projects. 

Contact

Dr. Jorge Mejia Hernandez