Santander, Spain

Modelmaking in the Digital Age: From craftsmanship to automated production

when 3 July 2016 - 9 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

Far from being overshadowed by the digital era, physical models reclaim, today more than ever, their place as a key element during the architectural process: from urban to interior design, public consultations and exhibitions, and even for interaction with the visually impaired. Utilised throughout all the phases of the design, from the early stages to final 1:1 scale mock-ups, physical models help us to visualise ideas, explain concepts, foresee problems and investigate solutions. Understood as an element on the borderline between craftsmanship and digital production, architectural models combine art and technical skills, reaching a result which is not a mere reproduction of the idea, but a unique creation itself. This workshop is an introduction to the world of Model Making, embracing its different applications, scales, materials and techniques, while encouraging the research and discovery of new ways of making and representing the architectural model through a combination of fine arts and digital production.

Course leader

Atelier La Juntana, in collaboration with IEREK, the Architecture Official College of Cantabria and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, are organising the second edition of the summer workshop ‘Model Making in the Digital Age’ for architects (both stude

Course aim

Investigating different techniques, tools and materials to produce architectural models, mock-ups and prototypes.

Connecting the creation methods of architecture and art with digital design and automated production.

Exploring the border between architecture, fine arts and product design, while encouraging work in the overlapping areas.

Enabling a sensorial experience through direct contact with materials, tools and handling.

Encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences between students from different backgrounds, in an open-minded research environment.

Credits info

2 EC
The course is recognised by the Polytechnic Architecture University of Madrid as part of the University Programme, and students are granted 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) upon completion.

Fee info

EUR 600: The total cost of the workshop is €600 (euros), which covers:

56 learning hours of the workshop. The Polytechnic Architecture University of Madrid as part of the University Programme, will grant 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) upon completion of the 56 learning hours.

All practical materials, tools and machinery required.

An instructional publication.

Final Exhibition at Architecture Official College of Cantabria.

Pick up service from and to the main station in Liencres.

Mid-workshop barbecue. Insurance for all the students.

Visa Letter to the Spanish Embassy in your Country