By lottery, each student was assigned one of three general themes: skeleton, foundation and no-walls, as a starting point of development of his/her architectonic idea of the project. The themes were thought to be sources of shared inspiration for architecture, both purposeful and free.  Students had to choose themselves all the architectural parameters, as site, size, function, building structure and material, and translate a concrete spatial interpretation of their theme into a real project. The idea behind this kind of work is that good architecture comes about the solution of formal and spatial problems by means of an idea, and that this idea has to be found and defended in the formulation of everything that makes the architecture of each individual project. It was an attempt to make beautiful architecture still capable of making sense as a basic act, creating strong spatial experiences. The architectural work was about precision, consistency, beauty of spaces and forms – and about the pleasure of making strong spaces, accompanied with logic and clear rules. The projects were developed individually, in work with one of three assistants from Mendrisio School of Architecture and from Oslo and in a public discussion with all the teachers.


Neven Mikac Fuchs

Valerio Olgiati

Giulia Furlan

Francesca D’Apuzzo

Patricia da Silva

Young Eun Choi

Chris Engh

Bosheng Gan





Albert Parera Sanchez

Anais de Massen

Anna Maria Elisabet Forslöw

Dennis Saiello

Espen Robstad Heggertveit

Frida Mcintosh

Giacomo Pelizzari

Hans Eivind Hajem

Helene Aamlid

Henri Uijtterhaegen

Herman Hessner Hille

Isak Grimstad

Johan Bendik Hessner Hille

Juel Daniel Foss

Loris Clara

Mar Bartolome Narbon

Morten Hammersmark Olsen

Pengyu Chen

Riham El Moazen

Shiping ​Zhou

Sten Patrick Een Sture

Stine Mari Olsen Gallefoss

Thomas Temesgen Hellstenius

Xiaojian ​Yang

Xinan Shi

Yuning Song

Zicheng ​Tian