Summer SchoolDraw/ Design/ Build - Berlin
|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Type||On Campus, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks|
|Tuition fee||€890 per programme
The program price consists of the course/tuition fee (student or working professional, see details below) plus the registration fee (€60).
Student course/tuition fee: €890
This course/tuition fee covers the course, course materials and a cultural program.
|Registration fee||€60 one-time
The registration fee is in addition to the course/tuition fee and covers the processing of your application. It is payable upon registration. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
All applicants are required to upload a document or certificate to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. If you are a non-native English speaker, you must prove you have a score equivalent to the level B2 or above in the European system (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR), or provide evidence that you’ve undertaken an equivalent degree/studies in English.
More details: www.tu.berlin/international/summer-school/requirements
If you are a native English speaker, please select this during registration. You will then be exempt from having to upload proof of English level.
The willingness to work in a team is a precondition. Students may be required to work longer hours depending on project progress.
No pre-existing knowledge of hand-drawing is required to take part in the course. Enthusiasm for hand-drawing and learning a new skill is welcome.
The participants will be involved in an intensive building process guided by a professional craftsman. Skills in building crafts are of an advantage but not essential.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please upload your insurance waiver in English (all pages).
This Summer University project focuses on exploring Berlin through analogue hand drawing, and then using drawing and model making methods to design and construct a small building project. This project will run as a collaboration between Linescapes (www.Linescapes.de) and the Open Space Collective, TU Berlin (www.dbxchange.eu/node/485).
Hand drawing is an important tool in the repertoire of any design professional. It supports the understanding and analysis of the observer’s surroundings, it’s a tool for thinking and designing and enables communication with others. Despite its importance in the design disciplines, it’s increasingly harder for students to obtain skills in this area on universities. That’s why the course offers participants an indepth knowledge of the hand drawing skill that will equip them for the studies and later professional work.
The knowledge will be presented from the basics of hand drawing to establish a foundation up to applying drawing to observe, analyze and design the environment. Drawing forms such as perspective, isometry, section, pictogram, and others will be mastered.
The emphasis of the first two weeks of the course will be set on drawing as a tool for understanding an analysis. The subject of analysis will be the city of Berlin, the city fabric, micro urban situations and the Design-Build project site. Through this, the students will not only obtain the skill of hand-drawing but also master an analytical method. The course attendees will be able to replicate and reapply this method in their later academic and professional work.
The Design-Build part of the project focusses on the realisation of a small building project for a special community in berlin. The students will develop an idea from the design stage to the built project. An examination of the context and discussions with the clients and users will form the basis for the final design. In a competitive design workshop, the best and most feasible solution(s) will be selected and developed. In collaboration with the users and under the guidance of a craftsman, the design will be built and inaugurated.
The community will be our clients for this Design-Build project. The clients will actively participate in guiding the project from the design phase to on-site construction. This project will be carried out in an academic environment, engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration between students of various disciplines and the community. Through designing and building together, the students will get insights into the world that the people they are designing for are facing. Besides enormous gains in professional knowledge our goal is to make students more sensitive to the social, cultural and ecological implications of their work.
The challenge will be integrate “low-cost” and “high efficiency” requirements with considerations for sustainability, aesthetics, appropriateness, participation and education. In order to profit from the high potential of these small-scale projects the focus has to be placed on the quality of the space that is created. Design decisions and implementation therefore needs to be made precisely and carefully.
The selection of an appropriate project site is currently under review. We will announce the final details of the project towards the end of March.
The participants will develop their creative, practical and professional skills through creative experimentation and the process of making.
- Comprehensive spatial and structural understanding of Berlin
- Basic and advanced hand drawing techniques
- Visual communication tools such as perspective, isometry, diagram, and others
- Knowledge of visual analytical methods
- Development of design, detailing and material knowledge
- Developing skills in craftsmanship
- Lectures / seminars
- Field trips where the knowledge will be implemented and developed further
- Excursions where special spaces in Berlin and surrounding will be analyzed, drawn and discussed
- Discussions with the clients
- Creative and practical workshops
- 3d design / model making
- Design/build studio
- Construction works under the guidance of a craftsman
- Guest critics
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