United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture and Communication in 2D and 3D

when 8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1470

Week 1 – Architectural Model Making

Architectural models are the best way of communicating 3D ideas, because model building helps you understand design and visualise space.

During this first week, we will teach you how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making.

You will learn classic model making tips and techniques such as scalpel use and sculpting.

You will be given a directed project, drawings and relevant equipment to build a simple 1:100 scale model, with its own baseboard, following the project from a pile of MDF and plastic to a professionally finished model.

At the end of the week, you should be able to apply knowledge of architectural module making, materials and construction processes to a 3D project and integrate architecture, design and spatial concepts.

You will understand how to apply colour and texture to enhance a model, use cutting and construction tools accurately and safely, use vacuum forming equipment and work accurately to scale

Week 2 – Architecture, Drawing and the City

During this week, you will explore the concept of place through drawing.

Based on location and in the design studio, you will be introduced to the idea of drawing and design as tools for recording, reflecting and communicating ideas around architecture and the built environment.

You will use different materials ‘in-situ’ to record architecture, undertake site observations to help you engage with a location and research how people interact with the environment.

You will improve your skills in hand drawing and use the computer to generate images that identify spatial activity and infrastructure.

At the end of this week you will be able to use drawing as a tool to convey a space and what it might mean to you and to others and to use different drawing materials and techniques correctly to produce effective architectural images.

Course leader

Carlos Marquez is a senior lecturer from NTU's architecture team.

He delivers workshops on drawing around the world.

Target group

This course is for anyone studying architecture or a related design discipline who is looking for a stimulating summer study abroad experience.

Course aim

This practical course looks at different approaches in the communication of architecture - 3D model making and drawing.

Credits info

5 EC
This course offers 10 credits (5 ECTS).

Fee info

GBP 1470: The fee covers tuition, materials, social programme and accommodation on campus.