The Architectural Imagination
This is an introductory course in Architecture covering various historical, spiritual and cultural aspects of Architecture as a fine Art. One of the most important parts of the course is Le Corbusier with his 'Machines for Living' referring to homes viewed in technological terms, steel, glass and concrete which are the basis for modern Architecture.
To fully understand Architectural imagination there is a need for thorough analysis and thought which is undertaken during the course, deep aspects such as Hegel's description of Symbolic, Classical and Romantic Architecture to the point of negating itself, did Hegel condemn Architecture to he past?
The course also covers more modern aspects of Architecture such as Aldo Rossi's Typology.
The Architectural Imagination has aided me in terms of my UX design growth and scope because its historical value but in terms of angles of projection and perspective.
I have also improved my problem solving skills and has refined my methodology in terms of clear thinking - a more logical and concise manner in which to solve complex problems.
Here are some of the most important skills I have learned in more detail:
- How to read, analyze, and understand different forms of architectural representation, and historical, cultural and psychological factors.
- Social and historical contexts behind major works of architecture such as The Cuneo Monument by Aldo Rossi.
- Basic principles to produce my own architectural drawings and models from sketch to rationed models.
- Pertinent content for academic study or a professional career as an architect which I will study further.
This is my own model of the Cuneo Monument by Aldo Rossi in Italy.
Models in Architecture – design through physical & digital models
Physical and digital design skills are key to practitioners in Art, Design, and Engineering, as well as many other creative professions. Models are essential in Architecture. In design practice all kinds of physical scale models and digital models are used side by side.
I have gained experience that has inspired me to advance in my personal and professional development.
I have attained skills in a practical way. First, I focused on sketch models for the early stages of a Design process, then I continued with virtual representations for Design Communication and finally more precise and detailed models will be used for further development of the ideas.
In the theoretical part of the course, I learned about many different sorts of models: How Architects use these and how they are essential in the Design process.
The practical part of the course addressed a number of challenges. I have gained a greater appreciation concerning the modelling process with many mock ups done in the duration of the course.
This is one of the many models I created, I call this one 'My Dream House' (avant garde). I just visualized it and let my imagination go.
IMAGE | ABILITY - Visualizing the Unimaginable
Students and professionals in science, design and technology have to develop and communicate concepts that are often difficult to comprehend for the public, their peers and even themselves.
This communication course will help you enhance your communication and interpersonal skills and provide insight, tips and tricks to make such complex and seemingly unimaginable concepts and ideas imaginable.
After finishing this course you will be more skilled in finding the right visual language to convey your ideas, thoughts and vision. You will be able to illustrate concepts and themes and you will know how to unravel complexity by using diagrams and schemes.
This is an assignment is an abstract for Style and Expression and a re-brand from my first assignment about Straya (Australia).