Introduction to Architecture – The Designers' Studio

Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to Architecture


This course will supply the students with basic skills in the graphic communication of visual expressions. Practice will be provided for the control of the line thickness in plans, elevations and sections drawing as well as for generating clarity in spacing and crossing of lines in defining planar elements. These skills will emphasize space geometry expression in two-dimensional drawings. Skills to be addressed include: orthographic and parallel lines drawing techniques as well as lettering. Drawing with emphasis on the development of skills in perceiving line, shape, form, proportions, shading and rendering techniques in various types of pencils, charcoal and ink. The knowledge of understanding and use of international conventions of architectural drawing symbols will be given. Architectural drawing phases as well as their content will be highlighted.

The objectives of this course are to enable students understand the fundamentals of interior design process and creative principles and applications. Students will develop the necessary skills to think and process as designers based on designing the interior spaces in class assigned projects. Students are trained to adopt critical and analytical thinking in evaluating a diverse range of global innovative designs, which will ultimately develop their aesthetical awareness, design abilities and sense of creativity.

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What does the course cover?
  1. Interior architecture introduction
  2. Free hand drawing tools (professional drawing)
  3. How to fix Canson papers on board to start professional drawing
  4. Scale drawing activities
  5. Free hand drawing activities and visual expressions.
  6. Interior design process
  7. Understanding Architectural grid vs Structural grid
  8. Understanding plans, sections, elevations
  9. Professional coloring, hatching and presentation (project rendering) techniques
  10. Plan zoning diagrams
  11. Understanding site surveys and orientations
  12. Plan zoning
  13. Understanding orientations, natural ventilation and natural light and how it effects interior design.
  14. Interior design principles.

• February 9th – March 2nd (every Wednesday) – In Studio 9AM to 1PM

  • In Studio- 2100 AED



No prior entry requirements needed.

  1. T- ruler
  2. Scale ruler
  3. 45 triangle, 30*60 triangle
  4. Aresto Triangle
  5. Furniture stencils
  6. Screw pencil (H, HB, B)
  7. Canson white paper 50*70
  8. Compass
  9. Thin rubber
  10. Ink pens (0.1, 0.3,0.6)
  11. Charcoal
  12. Water colors
  13. Architectural markers
Internship & Work

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student’s aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice.

  • Price :

    AED 2100

  • Start Date : 09-02-2022
  • Duration : 4 Week
  • Max Availability : 12
  • Difficulty : Beginner
  • Location : The Designers' Studio