Summer Study Abroad - Architecture
This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city...more information below
Taught by: Julika Gittner and Juliet Quintero
This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city. The course assists you in understanding the key phases of London's architectural, economic and social development through a series of informal seminars as well as guided site visit, design office and exhibition visits. This research will provide a stimulating background for individual and collaborative design work
You will observe and record particular buildings, places and situations in London through photography, model making and drawing both on site and in the classroom.
Your individual observations of key themes and areas of interest in London’s current and past development will form the basis for a series of proposals in the form of maps.
- Week 1: Exploring
Discovering London's built environment. Informal seminars on Londons waterways, planning and development, contemporary architecture in East London. Research and sketchbook work to lead into project work.
- Week 2: Designing
Project brief, individual design development in sketches, drawing and model-making. Guest lectures, guided visits to sites, exhibitions and architecture offices throughout
- Week 3: Making/Presenting
Continued project work, building urban intervention structure. Installation and documentation of urban intervention. Presentation of documentation in event space. Guest lectures, guided visits to sites, exhibitions and architecture offices throughout
Who should take this course?
The course is open to students with varying experience and will help those looking to study Architecture, History of Architecture, Art and Design. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary architectural practice as well as a sound introduction to appreciating architecture in context to history.
Julika Gittner is an artist and architect. She is a Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge where she leads the First Year on the BA in Architecture.
Juliet Quintero is an architect who studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She has taught First Year Architecture and Interior Design at the London Metropolitan University and subsequently was First Year design tutor for the Bartlett, UCL. She is co-founder of Dallas Pierce Quintero, an architectural practice with a particular focus on designing temporary and permanent proposals within the public realm. Community consultation is key to DPQ’s work and Juliet has extensive experience facilitating place-making workshops for public realm/art projects, and has also led workshops for the Architecture Foundation’s Urban Pioneers programme.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Digital camera
- Drawing tools (pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, scale ruler, set square)
- You will need to provide a travel card for getting around London and be aware there will be plenty of walking so wear comfortable shoes and bring a suitable bag for carrying your equipment
Download the Architecture Course Handbook [PDF 152KB]
None. This course is open to students of all levels.