Showing posts with label Study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Study. Show all posts

Friday, 20 January 2012

International course - Constructions in Stone

In this series, The Past in the Present, we explore how the historic urban character of a city can be part of a dynamic and continually evolving contemporary society, with an aim to spark debate on the topic of conservation and heritage in our cities and further afield.

Series curated by Ailish Killilea and Anna Skoura.

The Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, is offering its first course in Practices in Architecture, Constructions in Stone, which will take place from 7 to 12 May 2012.

The course aims to develop skills in Practices in Architecture, particularly in construction and building conservation techniques, and to complement the current curriculum, which is mostly theoretical. 

Students will have the opportunity to work the material and to participate in the construction of a stone structure, under the direction and tutelage of stonemasons and stereotomy researchers.

Instruction is multi-disciplinary in nature. It will include aspects of Materials Science and is aimed at promoting interaction between Architectural Technology and Project Design, and between Construction and Conservation.

Course content will include both traditional and contemporary project design methods and construction techniques. The possibilities of the material will be explored and students challenged in terms of creativity and research into new architectural technologies.

This international course has the potential to broaden one's knowledge and experience, from the perspective of students, teachers, and specialists alike.

Course Suitability
The course is aimed at professionals and students of architecture, engineering, archeology, history of art, conservation-restoration, as well as any other discipline related to the subject matter.

For more information follow the link

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Via, a clip from William Whyte's 1988 film The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, which studied New York's plazas and the ways people used them. The narrator wonders whether "we could find out what it was that made the good ones work, and the others not..."

The book is on Amazon.