Seeking to explore power as crucial factor in the design of the built environment, we will look at energy systems and related objects, from sites of generation to spaces of consumption, from distribution networks to control rooms.

Tutors: Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto

Contributors: Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Hao Hsu, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Felipe Quintero, Gent Shehu, Siyuan Wang


Oscar Nitzchke's seminal project of 1935, La Maison de la Publicité, embraces the idea of an architecture intertwined with advertising. The façade elevation drawing depicts a media infrastructure that would support graphic information along the Champs Elysées: its steel structure would broadcast images, logos and illuminated messages constantly updated by a crane installed in the rooftop.