1. Faculté d'Architecture La Cambre Horta


Philosophie de l’option Philosophy of this teaching unit • L’option DTM place son focus sur le concepteur et plus particulièrement sur la personne qu’est l’architecte dans sa conception. Les études sur la conception sont appliquées dans le cadre des liens avec les fédérations de matériaux de construction. • DTM Unit focuses on the designer and more precisely on the architect thinking and skills during his design. Design studies are applied in the frame of links with building material federations.

Objectifs du module et compétences visées
Objectives of this teaching unit and acquired specific Learning
  • This unit “Design Thinking & Building Materials” aims to highlight the elements of the design process, to underline the multiple implications on the designer’s architectural production. This one enlarges the approach of the architectural program and thus the designer’s creative potential, firstly by developing cognitive knowledge, and secondly, by approaching the experimental research focused on the study of the design process (DTM1) or by developing his professional strategy (DTM3).
Our contribution to the educational profile
  • Design a project to experiment and be innovative with a proposal including the integration of human, technical and economic constraints of the design project.
  • Develop a reflexive attitude enriching the theories and practices of architecture: master and integrate the technical and human sciences dealing with the process of architectural design, manufacture, and transmit a design expertise, problematize a research question around the process.
  • Build as an architect ethical and responsible practice: consider architecture as a cultural discipline constantly renewed, in constant touch with developments of artistic and social practices.
  • Interact with all the actors involved in the issues of space and architecture: Foster experimentation and creativity; communicate in a clear and structured way for experienced or not public, the architectural design process tracking and its spatial production.
Specific objectives
  • DTM1 : Observe, analyse and assess the design process; Assess the potential of a material and a design element; Understanding the stakes of the architectural design process; Present a design process and its production orally and in writing (book, article).
  • DTM3 : Identify professional skills; Observe labour market for architects, Build his toolbox for a professional strategy (report).
  • DTM1&3 : Design an architectural project; Present in English (posters, book)
Enoncé(s) pour ce quadri
Statement for this term : ”Form-Works”

This concept intends to identify specific concrete/wood potential in terms of production as well as in terms of expression and presence.

In the past
  • 2018 Wood in Europe
  • 2017 Concrete & Tactility
  • 2016 Paper & Wood in Light
Méthodologie - Methodology
Lectures, articles, interactive pedagogy, content and language integrated learning, attendance to students’ competition

Enseignant - Teacher
Prof. ir.Geneviève Martin

Professional Lecturers
Arch. Phuoc Wil Nguyen, Food Designer, senior in Design Process Class
Prof. ir. Pierre Leclercq, Director of Lucid Lab, ULg
Prof. Jean Luc De Meulemeester, Solvay Brussels School, ULB
And others...
Mis à jour le 18 septembre 2019