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.
- Interior architecture introduction
- Free hand drawing tools (professional drawing)
- How to fix Canson papers on board to start professional drawing
- Scale drawing activities
- Free hand drawing activities and visual expressions.
- Interior design process
- Understanding Architectural grid vs Structural grid
- Understanding plans, sections, elevations
- Professional coloring, hatching and presentation (project rendering) techniques
- Plan zoning diagrams
- Understanding site surveys and orientations
- Plan zoning
- Understanding orientations, natural ventilation and natural light and how it effects interior design.
- Interior design principles.
• February 9th – March 2nd (every Wednesday) – In Studio 9AM to 1PM
- In Studio- 2100 AED
No prior entry requirements needed.
- T- ruler
- Scale ruler
- 45 triangle, 30*60 triangle
- Aresto Triangle
- Furniture stencils
- Screw pencil (H, HB, B)
- Canson white paper 50*70
- Thin rubber
- Ink pens (0.1, 0.3,0.6)
- Water colors
- Architectural markers
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.