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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, aproximately 3 hours a week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Welcome to the Mind of an Architect

In this course, we're not just going to tell you what the architect does, we're going to show it to you. You're going to actually do, on a small scale, the work that an architect does.What the architect does is to have a certain vision about how things might be better. We're going to give you an introduction to that mindset and to that way of working. The study of architecture really engages all your skills. You learn how to work in teams, you learn how to communicate. You learn how to think critically and analytically. You develop all of your creative skills in the study of architecture. In this first module we are going to do three things. We're going to dispel some of the myths about what you need in order to be an architect. We're also going to talk about what an architect does and doesn't do. Then we're going to work on a short design exercise that begins to stretch your muscles to get you going on the design process....
Reading
15 videos (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
Video15 videos
Nothing is stopping you from becoming an architect.3m
What do Architects make?2m
Interview with Sarah Wigglesworth.6m
Between people and trees.3m
What I mean when I say ‘Architecture’.4m
You are not alone.3m
Synchronize your design.2m
The secret art of mind-reading.3m
Creativity starts by asking stupid questions.5m
How to open up to original ideas.5m
Use hands to think better.3m
Architects do not just make buildings.5m
Let’s play a game called finding Architects.3m
Entrance to a life as an Architect.m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Design Analysis

What we're going to do in this module is to discuss the work of architecture in a wider context. In this we will explore the relationship the architect has with the environment (both its material environment and its social environment. So, these kinds of questions, this ability to think about an object in its broader context is what we're going to develop. By the end of the module, you're going to be able to think about and map a building's broader context. The social and material context in which a project exists....
Reading
10 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
How did you learn how to ride a bike?3m
How you will work on this course.4m
Your first design mission.7m
Training the look.1m
Reading the natural environment.3m
Finding inspiration from the natural environment.4m
Reading the cultural environment.4m
Finding inspiration from the cultural environment.4m
How to map activities to spaces (assignment 2.3).5m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Creating Spaces

In this module we are going to delve more into the technical side of architecture. We will explore essential principles such as: composition, hierarchy, balance and space. Having learned how you interact with the environment, this is where you learn how to put your ideas into practice. You will learn what is neccessary in order to ensure your structure connects with people living near it and interacting with it on a daily basis. Also, we will explore how architects use the natural and physical enviorenment to stimulate their creative process - taking a look at incredible examples from renowned architects. Finally, you will receive tips on how to succeed on this week's assignment....
Reading
18 videos (Total 92 min), 1 quiz
Video18 videos
Introduction to visual composition.3m
An Interview with Cristoph Ingenhoven.3m
The relationship between form and space.2m
Examples of form and space.8m
Design principles: hierarchy.4m
Design principles: balance.5m
Design principles: C.R.A.P.7m
A practical guide to visual composition.2m
An interview with Eva Jiricna.12m
Technology and technique.2m
Puffer fishes, cuttlefishes and limpets.5m
How architects look to nature for inspiration.5m
Roller coasters and oil rigs.4m
Do it yourself.5m
Giving materials a second chance.5m
This week's assignment: what to do?2m
7 creative tips for this week's assignment.7m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Design Process

In this module, we focus on developing the story behind your design. All great architects have great stories and we will give you an insight to some of those in this week. We will show you how you can develop your own story which will enable you to build the necessary emotional connection to your design. Also, we educate you in how to use photography and modern tools like instagram in order to make your design look as attractive as possible to a wider audience. Finally, we will prepare you for your final and most important assignment of the course....
Reading
12 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Design is repetition towards perfection.3m
Design is not about falling in love; it’s about having affairs.3m
Why stories matter in architecture.4m
Discover the story of your project.8m
Design a space for your story.6m
Methods of architectural presentation.4m
What makes a good architectural image?5m
How to edit architectural photos using Instagram.6m
What is your brand?4m
Your design is never finished.3m
The Future Architect in you2m

Instructors

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Nenad Katic

Professor
IE School of Architecture and Design
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Manuel Perez Romero

Professor
IE School of Architecture and Design
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David Jeffrey Goodman

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Architecture
IE School of Architecture and Design

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