United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture & Communication in 2D and 3D

when 8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1100

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

Week 1 – Architectural Model Making - Architectural models are the best way of communicating 3D ideas. Model building teaches you fine technical skills that are easily transferable to other disciplines, and helps you understand design and visualise space. During this first week we will help you to understand how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making.

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 notion of drawing and design as tools for recording, reflecting and communicating ideas around architecture and the built environment.

Target group

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and ideally you will have an demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

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 2019.
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two-weeks.