Hold on to your T-Squares, and be prepared for a quick-paced, fun environment, proving enrichment and growth opportunities. From expansive architectural thought and discourse to exploration of the granular realities of the discipline.
Both courses are designed with previous Architecture camp participants in mind and aim to further student interest and abilities in the architectural field as they may begin to prepare for a career in architecture and design.
Through critical analysis of our own design strategies and thoughtful engagement with new techniques, these workshops will push the boundaries of possibility while providing valuable experience using both digital and physical design tools. Students will complete exercises to expand their awareness and understanding while strengthening their ability to execute and communicate architectural thought. In short, students will learn to act by acting to learn. Wright called this experiential learning.
Daily presentations and group conversations will segway into exercises using architectural tools and conventions, such as digital modeling, as well as plan, elevation, and section drawings. The Taliesin estate will be the laboratory, offering students a chance to explore, study, and discuss.
Students will learn the basics of digital modeling using Trimble SketchUp Make (free) as applied to an individual architectural design project. The course will explore architectural design issues like space-shaping, scale, proportion, materiality, energy & sustainability, aesthetics, and representation. Students will learn how to use the software as a design tool rather than simply a means of representing their design ideas. They will learn how to properly construct digital models and how to generate impressive images in order to present their design.
Each student will need to bring a laptop with a power cord and mouse with Trimble SketchUp Make (free) installed, a camera or smartphone for photos, and a sketchbook is recommended. Lunch, full estate access with teaching staff and all other materials are included.
Prerequisite: previous architecture workshop experience and a good understanding of the general architecture design process and basic vocabulary.
Instructor: Erik Krautbauer, Graduate of the School of Architecture at Taliesin