United Kingdom, London

Evolving Architecture and Urbanism in London: Sustainable Building

when 9 July 2016 - 23 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 850

IEREK believe in the high importance of science and scientific research and ensures that researcher’s practices and theories are applied in the real world by adopting different programs that serve students, researchers and managers who investigate and research dynamic changes in the quality of life.

IEREK adopts summer school programs for students who are looking for opportunities to increase their strength points in regards to their career path. IEREK welcome all university students (Architecture major) and Architects from different nationalities background.

The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE) offers Architecture programs that are recognizable by their ‘hands-on’ approach to architecture, working with the physical exploration of materials and the processes of site and context. As a counterpart to our preoccupation with the physical environment, the school also has a number of dedicated computer studios which explore more theoretical and virtual models of architecture.

Built environment includes new buildings, existing buildings and the infrastructure that supports them.

Both, the built environment and the infrastructure including transport, water and sewage, waste, green and blue spaces and energy supply consume massive amounts of energy.

This could be reduced at all scales of the built environment from component to building to neighbourhood to city to region if planned strategically.

Course leader

The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE), University of East London

Course aim

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

Knowledge and thinking skills:

- Develop an understanding of current research and practice in architectural design experiments;
- Demonstrate a coherent understanding and appreciation to interrelated issues involved in design proposals (e.g. contextual, socio-cultural, economic, etc implications)
- Formulate and articulate an appropriate architectural proposal based on the acquired theoretical and methodological perspectives;
- Demonstrate appropriate academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism and / or collusion and/or other forms of academic misconduct, by use of citation and reference as appropriate for the subject, using their own academic voice.

Subject-based practical skills:

- Prepare portfolio sheets (or equivalent) which are edited, organised and fully labelled to facilitate evaluation in terms of range, depth, creativity and originality as well as standards of accuracy and skills of execution.
- Evaluate and interpret underlying concepts and principles in response to the project brief.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of technology to develop and present design ideas in an effective and professional manner; both visually and verbally.
- Critically analyse, interpret and appraise own ideas, as well as the work of others and generate modified conceptions.

Skills for life and work (general skills):

- Identify and manage personal learning needs and continue to advance knowledge and understanding through independent approaches to learning;
- Work effectively and appropriately with peers and tutors to reach a cogent argument or judgement appropriate to the subject matter studied.

Fee info

EUR 850: The cost of the two weeks summer School is 850£ (Sterling) per student which covers Course delivery, Travel card in London and breakfast. Flight & accommodation are not included.