Reading Architecture: From Norman Castles to NG2Nottingham Trent University
Reading Architecture: From Norman Castles to NG2
This course is all about the language, history and context of architecture in the city of Nottingham, from Norman Castles to NG2.
The course will explore the architectural styles associated with key buildings and their primary features, and will combine taught classroom sessions with short ‘reading’ tours in and around the city.
The course will provide an introduction to understanding architectural language, context and how to read architecture in historical and contemporary buildings.
This knowledge will support your understanding and critical engagement with everyday surroundings.
The course is about your personal development and the enrichment of your understanding and appreciation for the built environment.
It will feed your curiosity about why things are the way they are in our cities, and your desire to know how architecture has evolved into the contemporary structures of today.
The course is a mixture of taught sessions and hands-on exploration of the architectural make up of Nottingham.
The course is for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.
You might be a student, a professional or an absolute beginner.
On this course you will:
- participate in short, visually informative talks and discussions
- complete walks and visits to key buildings where the theoretical aspects of the talks can be applied
- discuss on-site and make sketches or take photographs depending on your interests.
What will I gain?
You will leave this course with an appreciation for the language of architecture and the built environment.
You will be able to read architectural styles, define the main features and articulate your critical awareness of different building forms.
You will also have visual research for potential photographic or drawing projects in the future.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Certificate of attendance.
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