Past Program

Switzerland: Prototype of a Wooden Hotel

The city of Lausanne, situated by the lake of Geneva, will organize an international exposition of horticulture with congresses and events and a huge number of participants and visitors

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
When
Winter 2010

Course Dates: Jan 4, 2010 — Feb 10, 2010

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Architecture
Course Numbers
  • ARCH W202 02
Cost
$1

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

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Full Course Description

The city of Lausanne, situated by the lake of Geneva, will organize an international exposition of horticulture with congresses and events and a huge number of participants and visitors. Because there is a lack of hotel rooms, several hotel rooms will be built for this event. The mandate for the architect (student) is to project an innovative hotel on a site in Lausanne. It has to be built largely of wood, due to its thematic alliance with the exposition. It may also be that a conjunction of a horticultural part with the hotel might be interesting. The architect takes the opportunity to consider the project as a prototype for a prefabricated hotel building system. This would permit the realization thereafter of a series of hotels in Middle Europe, in different configurations and contexts. To develop competence in the domain of this “mandate”, some studies and analysis will be executed concerning:
- history of mobile architecture
- exemplary hotel concepts
- basics for construction of prefabricated wood building
- exemplary structural solutions for objects that are composed serially. These objects may be artifacts (sculpture, graphics, technics) or natural products (tissues, honeycombs, etc.)

Program Details

Wintersession Travel Courses are open to all RISD + Brown University students. To apply for a Wintersession Travel Course, you must:

  • attend an infosession with faculty (general or course-specific)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application (Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.)
  • be in good standing in terms of conduct and finances
  • First year students must provide approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies as part of their applications.
  • Brown University students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to RISD students.

Per Student Financial Service requirements, students who plan to travel on school-sponsored trips must first pay their student account in full. Students with an account balance are ineligible for travel and may forfeit any funds already used to book travel arrangements. Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@risd.edu with any questions.

Co-Requisite Courses

Open to 2nd year MARCH, junior or above BARCH ARCH/INTAR/LDAR majors only

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