an intense three-week workshop in architectural design, through hands on study
of Spanish architecture and culture, students will begin to understand the essence of space, form, function, and
materiality and its immediate relationship to the landscape. As well as how our
experience of space is determined by architecture and design.
The city of Salamanca provides the
ultimate setting for an introduction to architectural design; it’s a place to
be inspired and creative. Students will
learn from the city with its rich heritage and urban fabric (the Old City of
Salamanca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and important
architectural buildings such as the cathedral of St. Esteban, the casa de las
Conchas, the University of Salamanca, and the Plaza Mayor.
Students will be outdoors exploring the city, sketching, taking photos, mapping points of
interest, looking at details, patterns, materials. A variety of techniques and media will be learned in the process!