Germany, Weimar

Architectural Design

when 20 August 2017 - 1 September 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 700

The course »Architectural Design« explores architectural concepts through class presentations, on-site visits, and studio practice. Each class examines particular building types, design principles and methodologies, leading to practical design techniques. In daily tasks spatial strategies will be applied in artistic ways.

Design principles such as Open Plan, Inner courtyard, Shifting Storeys and Mass and Space will be explored, and applied in architectural model making and sculpturing by using a variety of materials. Examples of contemporary European architecture will be discussed and visited in this course. Various spatial strategies will be explored in practical tasks and lead to the final design project of the course: an Art Museum in Weimar.

The final design project focusses on the connection of inner and outer spaces, the arrival and opening situation of the building, the spatial links of exhibition spaces, the opening and sight concept, and the light situation. The course “Architectural Design” supports the understanding of spatial qualities, explores design strategies in architecture, and improves the personal design competence.

Course leader

Marie Ulber

Target group

This course is especially oriented towards students of Architecture, and related areas of study, and is open to all students with a general interest in designing architecture.

•Interest to explore new strategies in the architectural design process

Required performance:
•Active participation in the course with practical design tasks such as object, collage, and architecture model
•Development of a final design project with architectural drawings and model
•Portfolio of the personal design process in the tutorial and design project

Course aim

The course opens up new design ideas that can be used in architectural practice. Therefor public buildings will be visited and analysed, and various architectural design principles will be explored and applied. The course supports students’ in their creative development and increases the design quality of their architectural projects.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks | 90 hrs
The course fee is 700 EUR

The course fee includes:
programme according to description
teaching materials
Bauhaus Summer School ID card
Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
free use of library
accompanying programme (except excursions)
free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: The course fee for students and alumni is 500 EUR.

The course fee includes:
•Orientation & Support
•Programme according to description
•Teaching materials
•Bauhaus Summer School ID card
•Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
•Free use of library
•Accompanying programme (except excursions)
•Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar