The course looks at architecture through the lens of the basic concepts that underpin the work of architecture studio Make Architects. Established in 2004 by Ken Shuttleworth, the firm now comprises over 150 professionals in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
Make Architects is distinguished by its democratic design approach, with every employee able to influence decisions. Since 2004, the firm has completed over 100 projects around the world, including housing, industrial constructions, hotels, shopping
malls, education facilities, and urban masterplans. Innovation is a key element of Make Architects’ design approach, and it invests a lot of its resources into the potential of virtual reality, using BIM design right from the earliest stages of projects.
Extensive research and development supports each creative phase, expanding the potential of every project. Future Spaces Foundation is the division of Make Architects that deals with broadening the horizons of today’s architectural discourse as regards
the challenges that will face the cities of tomorrow. The course will provide examples and analytical tools drawn from a close examination of the firm’s most significant completed and future projects. These include a wide range of international projects,
spanning public buildings to infrastructure, offices, residences, designer products, and urban masterplans. This course is an important opportunity for discussion and study for all architects who want to closely analyze the design dynamics underlying
the greatest works of contemporary architecture.
The videos are intended to provide new practical tools for promoting greater awareness of the architectural design process through:
The first-hand experience of an international architecture studio
Insight into international projects that have demanded different approaches from the norm
Strategies and solutions for international projects that have involved the use of the most recent architecture-related technologies
The in-depth study of architecture-related issues, such as the importance of human health
User login identification using a user ID and password, sent to participants after registration
Monitoring the total connection time of each user and the percentage of the videos viewed using the SCORM system
Completion of final assessment questionnaire, with question sets of a suitable level to evaluate learning and listening comprehension of the topics covered, with a minimum passing grade of 70%