Each year laba conducts a research and design studio with a single topic that is common to both semesters. By having a full two semesters for a project, participants are able to develop urban design and an architectural project from the regional scale down to the architectural project.
laba’s teaching method uses cartography in the first semester to make descriptions of the territory and integrate them in an overall urban reading. The second semester then allows individual participants to define an architectural project within these urban guidelines and develop the project, from a feasibility study through project design.
laba STUDIO 2017/18
ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTS: DWELLING ON PORTUGAL