United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture & Representation

when 6 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1100

Explore two different approaches in the communication of architecture – 3D model making and drawing.
Architectural models are the best way of communicating 3D ideas, because model-making helps you understand and visualise a space. During this first week, you will learn you how to read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of making an accurate architectural model.

You will learn the fundamental model-making tips and techniques. Drawings and the equipment to build a 1:100 scale model with its own baseboard will be provided by the tutor, which you will then turn from a pile of MDF and plastic into a professional-looking building.

Whilst your model will be technically accurate, you will be encouraged to think creatively about finishing touches.

On the second part of the course,you will explore the concept of place through drawing; you will be introduced tot he idea of drawing as a tool for recording, reflecting and communicating ideas around architecture and the built environment.

You will investigate creative approaches to architectural drawing, and spend time developing your personal style whilst responding to the city around you.

You will be drawing on location and working in the design studio. You will use different materials to record architecture, research how people interact with their environment, improve your skills in hand drawing and use the computer to generate images.

Target group

No previous experience is necessary. This course is ideal for anyone interested in architecture as well as interior design and theatre set design. You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.

Course aim

At the end of this course 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. You will also 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.

Credits info

5 EC
10 UK credits / 5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1100: 10% early-bird discount on tuition fees is available to students who apply and pay by 31st March 2020.
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two-weeks in a single room with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living space. For off-campus accommodation (10 minute walk) the price is £290 for two-weeks - as above rooms are single, ensuite with shared kitchen and living spaces. Both have 24 hour security.