STARTING: March 3rd    |     ENDING: April 21st

on Wednesdays, 19:30h – 22h, via Zoom

(SA time zone, GMT+2)    

Over the Edge Live-Online makes designing and building
sculptural forms with curves in architecture easy.
In these 8 weekly online interactive teaching sessions
you’ll be designing with singly curved and double-curved surfaces,
as an addition to regular straight lines and right-angles.
But best of all: we’re gonna be with you during the whole process.
This is not just an online course… it’s  live-online, we’ll work together as a large group,
small groups and one-to-one, sharing questions, insights and having fun!
All you need is a good internet connection and join our Zoom classroom!

We’ll keep you mentally and emotionally engaged from the get-go to the end.
It’ll help you tap into who you really are as a designer!!

Here are the themes we are gonna be addressing:

Week 1 | Introduction: Edges and Surfaces  Week 2 | Vocabulary of Surfaces
Week 3 | Form follows Feeling  Week 4 | Documenting for Construction (2D)
Week 5 | Documenting for Construction (3D)  Week 6 | The Art is in the Details
Week 7 | Design Methodology   Week 8 | Going Over The Edge

Over the Edge

Starting: March 3rd 2021
Ending: April 21st 2021
Wednesdays, 19:30-22:00h
(SA Time, GMT + 2)

The Creative process and effective documentation

If our creative process employs the same method used for documenting our designs, then our scope of creative expression will be limited to what can be express in the form of line drawings.By recognising the creative process as something quite different to that of documenting, we can expand our the range of creativity in unexpected ways.And to accommodate this we also need to increase our methods of documenting.

The aesthetics and practicality of designing irregular shapes

Cars, yachts, boats, furniture, landscaping, ceramics, cutlery, sanitary fittings, hardware, toys, sports equipment, shoes, jewelry...are made from flat and curved surfaces. If everything was flat-sided and right-angled, like our buildings, shoes would not fit, planes would not fly and cycling would be acrobatic. Designing with curves and straights is a fast emerging architectural movement, something we can't just ignore.

Co-creating to enhance both the designer and the project

Most education systems stigmatise mistakes. They're premised on the idea that learning happens by correcting mistakes. Maybe with spelling and science but not with something artistic. We're effectively taught to shut out creativity to avoid criticism. The subliminal rule is; strive for average to avoid being out-standing. We can however work together without criticism, while maintaining a high level of growth, respect and personal satisfaction. It's here that vulnerability is recognised as a strength.

This course is for curious architects, willing to learn and go beyond.

We do support you in the search for truly innovative ideas. No more copy-paste! We talk about communication that supports the creative process.  We offer the knowledge and the chance for you to develop your skills and take the first step to a more audacious approach to innovative freedom.
By the way, architectural students, engineers, landscape designers and designers are more than welcome, after all, how many times we work together, on the same team, right?

We all know what CPD usually stands for but with us think of it as, Creativity, Passion and Design.

Accredited by SAIA (South African Institute for Architects), Over The Edge | Live-online is validated as a Category One CPD activity, and South-Africans can get 6 CPD credits. Hey, don’t worry if you are not from South Africa – you can also get your CPD credits. Our course is also recognized by the UIA (International Union of Architects).


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