EDUCATION BY RESEARCH IN URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

K. Kristianova, V. Joklova

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Architecture (SLOVAKIA)
The design studio teaching mode is the core teaching mode of planning professions, including urban design and urban planning. In urban design studios students experience learning by design, they learn how to develop their own creative urban design solutions which represent the main results of the studio work. However, these creative urban design proposals for the specific areas and spaces are developed on the basis of thorough urban research. In the research part of urban design studio students learn the methodologies to analyse the urban space, to identify its problems and potentials. The paper examines the possibilities to combine the aims of the international research projects with the specific teaching and educational requirements of urban design studios. Thus, using the examples of international research projects and selected pilot urban studies we analyze and evaluate the implementation of research activities in teaching and education.