About course

Architecture is part of our lives since the beginning of humankind. This weeklong course covers a wide range of topics, including the origins of architecture, development of styles of architecture, the processes of making creative and functional designs, will make you know more about the best architects around the globe. The lectures will discuss basic elements of architecture as a career as well as use various case studies to explain the frameworks of the incredible world of architecture. We'll provide basic knowledge of research methods too.

In this course you will go through a process, which you can easily put into practice and earn additional credentials. We hope this course serves you a launch pad to go out and build higher studies or build a creative career. And most of all, we hope you have fun and learnings.

Course Objective

As a learner in this certification programme, you will learn how to: - Get a sense of what is architecture - Produce an architectural drawing - Learn how to balance creativity with functionality - Get basics of architectural history - Get a sense of space - Learn what is critical thinking

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Skills you will gain

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Juggle in between Creativity and Functionality

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Basics of Architectural History

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Design Processes Methods

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Ideas and Insights on which kind of architect you would like to become

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Architecture and Sustainability

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Course Format

Most videos will be lectures with instructor talking. Each lecture will be illustrated with PowerPoint slides. This will be supported by readings, videos. The learning week will have one exercise on design skills. All resources beyond lectures will be available online to students at no charge. Most of these will be in PDF, slides and reference video.

Essential for the course

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Course requirements: As such there are no pre-requisite requirements. However, there will be certain reading materials and assignments.

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System requirements: PC, laptop or mobile device and broadband connectivity.

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Course tutor

Prof.Pilar Maria Guerrieri
History of Architecture and Urban History,
Politecnico di Milano, Milano,
Italy - ILAUD Council Member

Pilar Maria Guerrieri lives between Milan, London and Delhi since the past nine years. She holds a PhD with honours in ‘Architectural Composition’ from Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in Delhi and Westminster University in London.

She has been extensively studying the city of Delhi pre- and post- Independence and, in particular, the impact of British and American cultures on its urban planning and architecture. She has been researching European and Indian cultres, the development of megacities and the effects of cultural exchanges, exploring the meaning of terms such as ‘tradition’, ‘identity’ and ‘heritage’.

Pilar since she finished her PhD is teaching. She has been associate professor in ‘History and Theory of Architecture and Human Settlements’ in Delhi at the Italian- Indian GD Goenka University, branch of Politecnico di Milano. She is now affiliated researcher at Ambedkar University and adjunct professor of ‘History of Architecture’ and ‘Urban History’ at Politecnico di Milano in Italy. She is Council Member at ILAUD - International Laboratory of Architecture & Urban Design.

She has been published in several international journals, participated at national and international conferences. She is the author of the book Maps of Delhi (Niyogi, 2017) and Negotiating Cultures: Delhi’s Architecture and Planning from 1912 to 1962 (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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