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OVER THE EDGE

6 CPD credits

WHEN YOU'RE GOING OVER YOUR CREATIVE EDGE YOU DISCOVER YOUR REAL POTENTIAL

A creative live-online architecture course for professionals on how to design beautiful sculptural buildings.

Over the Edge – is an exciting interactive architectural course on designing, documenting and constructing buildings made up of flat and curved surfaces. They’ve empowered hundreds of architects globally. And when you’ve done the course you get to enjoy our ongoing free
co-operative design sessions with architects from all over!

Get blown away by out of the box thinking and innovation. And as Julie who did our first course in 2003 says, “If you’re not going over your edge, you’re taking up too much space”

Our architecture courses are SACAP accredited (6CPD’s Category1) and RIBA CPD recognised (24 hours).

Next group: starting April 15th, via Zoom 

Balancing masculinity and femininity

…in architecture and life

WHEN YOU’RE FINDING YOUR BALANCE OTHER ASPECTS OF YOU COME TO LIFE

A profound live-online course for the architectural profession on how to balance your masculinity and femininity in your practice

Is the end product of the architectural process the influence it has on our thoughts, feelings and experiences? This inner experiential dimension of architecture needs more of our attention. It’s related to our masculinity and femininity, as different to our gender differences.

Left and right brain bias and gender imbalances are the symptoms of deeper issues living in all of us, both men and women. They affect how we teach architecture, how we design, and the narrative we tell ourselves about what an architect or designer is actually doing.

This course will take you to the heart of the matter…it can be said that if you’re not designing from the whole of you, you’re not designing places that are integrated.

This course will be SACAP accredited and RIBA CPD recognised.

Booking will be open later in 2021.
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Light and darkness

…in architecture and life

WHEN YOU’RE IN THE LIGHT ABOUT DARKNESS YOU DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF BOTH

An insightful live-online course for the architectural profession on how the interplay of light and darkness can radically transform your designs

We spend 90% of our time indoors, and mostly with insufficient natural lighting. Offices, restaurants, classrooms and lecture theatres are often artificially lit. This shortfall of natural light impacts our moods, productivity and physiological health.

Lighting is a science and an art. Rooms lit from two sides are significantly more populated than those lit from a single source. Why? And what’s the best way of
achieving this in a building? There are physiological and psychological reasons for this. There’s so much more to know about lighting than meets the eye.

With a deeper understanding of lighting and a series of straightforward design steps this course will literally light up your designs.

This course will be SACAP accredited and RIBA CPD recognised.

Booking will be open early 2022.
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Projective geometry and proportions

Coming in 2022!

WHEN YOU’RE DESIGNING WITH STRAIGHTS AND CURVES YOU STILL NEED TO UNDERPIN YOUR WORK WITH GEOMETRY

Dynamic forms require dynamic geometry. When you’re not designing with rectangles, circles or triangles, it’s still possible to be geometric. Nature is replete with these kinds of shapes, irregular yet geometrically true.

It’s not a question of designing according to a fixed geometry but recognizing the implicit geometry in the emerging forms, and fine-tuning the design to be concordant with a dynamic geometry. It’s this inner harmony that lends nature and art its refined beauty. These organic forms, as with nature, are not arbitrary but geometrically disciplined.

Stepping out of the box does not mean stepping out of geometry… it means moving from Euclidean geometry to Projective geometry.

This course will be SACAP accredited and RIBA CPD recognised.

Booking will be open later in 2022.
Join our mailing list to be notified when our first course starts.

Our architecture courses are SACAP accredited (6CPD’s)
RIBA CPD recognized (24 hours) & International Union of Architects (UIA). 

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