This week-long online workshop, August 10 – 14, 2020, from 10:30am to 4:00pm (British Summer Time) developed by Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London, is delivered in partnership with The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU). Students will be introduced to the classical orders and the associated architectural grammar and design principles which the orders underpin. A series of lectures by course tutors and guest specialists of international repute will introduce the role of the orders in architectural design from antiquity to the present day, from the scale of the city to the building and the interior, and with reference to global sources. An underlying concern of the course is the consideration of classicism as a living language of architecture.
The main focus of the course will be each student’s drawing of a classical order at full scale, including every element from base to capital and entablature, and the mouldings which make up these parts. This workshop will be fully supported by experienced teaching staff and all of the work composited into a single communal drawing at the end of the week.
Students will gain a broad understanding of the approach, ethos and culture of architecture at Kingston School of Art (KSA). For those interested in further architectural study, and in particular the classical architectural design teaching in our MArch Architecture (RIBA 2) course, this short course is invaluable.
All our tutors are professional creatives who work within the industry and have extensive experience of sharing their knowledge and expertise at Kingston University.
What to bring
Due to the online nature of this course, students will require access to the following:
Computer with webcam and microphone suitable for use with video conferencing software
Clear vertical wall space of min. 2.5m wide x 2m high, to which you are happy to tape paper
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