Workshops of Traditional Architecture & Urbanism Tools & Techniques for Traditional Architecture & Urbanism in the 21st Century London, 1st -19th July 2019
Perspective Drawing of Euston Station Area Master Plan (by Ellen Chen) – The University of Buckingham and University of Notre Dame 2018 Summer School
The 2019 University of Buckingham Architecture Summer School aims to give a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of Classical Architecture and Traditional Urbanism. The three‐week course will be composed of three elements:
Lectures, readings and workshops, walking and sketching tours in the first week
Drawing, rendering and design tutorials and short design and composition exercises in the second week
An intense one‐week design ‘Charrette’ addressing a small infill project in a popular area of London in the third week.
Project Review during the Buckingham University & University of Notre Dame London 2018 Summer School
Set in the centre of London, Classical Architecture and Traditional Urbanism will introduce students to the life and architecture of the British capital, as well as such beautiful cities as Bath and Cambridge. But the course will not only focus on the UK; it also examines other countries and cultures to discover the contribution that Classical Architecture and Traditional Urbanism makes to the 21st century.
The Summer School will be feature lectures, seminars and tutorials by John Simpson, Clive Aslet, Robert Adam, Demetri Porphyrios, Mark Wilson Jones, Alireza Sagharchi, Lucien Steil, Francis Terry, Robert Adam, and other leading contemporary practitioners and academics.
The programme is full-time and intensive. You will need to be in the studio and participate in group crits, attend lectures and talks and produce work for the final review and exhibition.
Students of any level can apply and previous knowledge of Classicism or Urbanism is not a requirement.
International Candidates / for students from non-European Union Countries
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the University of Buckingham can provide a letter confirming participation in the programme. If you are here for less than six months, please note you are not covered for National Health Service treatment in the UK. You are therefore required to obtain travel/health insurance from your own country.
For students from the European Union
If you are a student from another country in the European Union, here for less than six months, you will require a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, previously called EIII) which must be obtained from your home country. The card is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as being flown back to your home country or lost or stolen property. Therefore it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist that you hold an EHIC, and many will waive the excess if you have one.
All participants are responsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as UB/ND takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.
WEEK 1: History & Theory of Classical Architecture and Traditional Urbanism
History & Theory Lectures, Field Trips and Urban Sketching in London, Richmond, and Bath, as well as visits and meetings with practising Classical architects and leading professionals in traditional urbanism.
Guided tours of London Squares, Sir John Soane Museum, Spitalfields Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Paternoster Square, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Richmond Riverside, etc.
Sketchbooks exercises and field notes, sketches, analytical drawings, etc. and measured drawings of significant buildings and urban places elaborated upon in lectures and explored in field‐trips.
Saturday: Field‐Trip to Bath with a guided tour by Clive Aslet, sketching exercises and free time to explore historical Bath.
Sunday: Free Day for independent travel and research.
WEEK 2: Hands‐On & Tutorial Workshops
Lectures, workshops and site visits addressing theory and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism with hands‐on practical exercises and tutorials in freehand sketching, drawing, rendering and design methodologies.
Introduction to the ‘Esquisse’, a quick and small design exercise developed both individually or in small groups.
Tutorials in sketching and rendering techniques: charcoal and pastel, colour pencil and graphite, watercolour and ink wash, hybrid techniques (mix of computer & hand drawing techniques).
Hands‐On Workshops teaching the methodologies of the ‘Architectural Capriccio’, the ‘Analytique’ and ‘Oblique’ Drawings, etc.
Saturday: Field‐Trip to Cambridge with a guided tour by John Simpson, sketching assignments and free time to explore and draw.
Sunday: Free Day for independent travel and research
WEEK 3: Design Competition Charrette in Urban Architecture ‘MICRO‐URBANISM and CONTEXTUAL CLASSICISM’
Design Competition Charrette: small groups of 3‐4 students develop a small infill project in a central location in London with a defined mixed‐use program. The project site will be an empty lot in need for appropriate contextual reconstruction. A design ‘Charrette’ consists in a collaborative, intense and condensed design process endeavouring to produce a comprehensive, suggestive and articulate design vision.
The project will address both the design of urban and architectural character. It will also encompass the design of public space, as well as the landscaping of an interior garden court.
The project will be exhibited in a public show and reviewed by a panel of leading Classical practitioners and academics which will select the three winning entries. ‐ Final Reception and Distribution of Design Awards and Summer School Certificates.
The fee for the UoB London Summer School is £1,250 per participant for tuition or £2,250 for tuition and accommodation which includes tuition, studio facilities, select dinners and lunches with visiting critics and speakers.