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OVER THE EDGE

Designing Sculptural Buildings (6 CPD credits | Category 1)

GO OVER YOUR CREATIVE EDGE TO UNCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POTENTIAL

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

Over the Edge – is an exciting interactive course on designing, documenting and constructing buildings made up of flat and curved surfaces. They have inspired and empowered hundreds of architects globally.

Get blown away by your own 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).

Last group of 2022: starting October 13th, via Zoom 

DESIGNING CREATIVELY WITH DAYLIGHT

Start your design thinking light!

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

How to take your creativity to the next level using the key principles of daylight design. It’s a game-changer.

This short course spotlights how you can fully understand, as well as artistically nuance your designs with natural light. 

If you wanna use natural light as your allied in your projects, keep growing and improving as a professional and with a bonus of having rich exchanges with your peers then you cannot miss our course: Designing Creatively with Day-Light.

It is a 12 hour course, divided into 4 Zoom sessions, where we work with our head, heart and hands. We are gonna do hand sketches and work with real problem sheets, always looking for the best design solutions.

If you wanna explore your full potential as an artistic architect you must join our course!

This course will be SACAP accredited.

This course starts next September.                                                                                                                              Join our mailing list to be notified when bookings are open!

DESIGNING CREATIVELY WITH NIGHT-LIGHT

Coming soon…

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.

Bookings will be open in 2023.
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Projective geometry and proportions

Coming in 2024!

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.

Join our mailing list to be notified when our first course starts.

Our architecture courses are SACAP accredited. For foreign countries, participants can get Equivalent UIA CPD credit value or the respective credits according to the institution responsible for Continuing Professional Development system in the country.
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