Making Architecture: A Free Online Course from the IE School of Architecture and Design

Mak­ing Archi­tec­ture, a course from the IE School of Archi­tec­ture and Design in Segovia (Spain), “offers a unique insight into the mind and work of an Archi­tect, start­ing with the basics of the pro­fes­sion and cul­mi­nat­ing with the pro­duc­tion of a scaled site mod­el. The course should act as ide­al prepa­ra­tion for those inter­est­ed in under­tak­ing an under­grad­u­ate degree in Archi­tec­ture, although its flex­i­ble, intrigu­ing and enjoy­able con­tent makes it acces­si­ble for all those look­ing to increase their knowl­edge in the field.”

The course descrip­tion goes on to add:

Deliv­ered pri­mar­i­ly by Pro­fes­sors from the IE School of Archi­tec­ture and design, the course begins by exam­in­ing the mind-set of an Archi­tect — ask­ing how they think and what they do to train their cre­ative minds, mov­ing on to using inspi­ra­tion from the envi­ron­ment to stim­u­late design ideas. Final­ly, the course con­cludes by look­ing at some of the more tech­ni­cal aspects of Archi­tec­ture — such as com­po­si­tion, form, space and hier­ar­chy — and stress­ing the impor­tance of cre­at­ing a sto­ry that helps define your design.

This fas­ci­nat­ing con­tent is deliv­ered prin­ci­pal­ly from the stun­ning design stu­dio at  and fea­tures exter­nal videos from a few beau­ti­ful loca­tions in the city of Segovia. Final­ly, it includes inter­views from Pritzk­er Prize exec­u­tive direc­tor — and Dean of the school of Archi­tec­ture and design at IE — Martha Thorne, with a num­ber of award win­ning prac­tis­ing archi­tects such as Sarah Wig­glesworth and Cristoph Ingen­hoven.

You can take Mak­ing Archi­tec­ture for free by select­ing the audit option upon enrolling. If you want to take the course for a cer­tifi­cate, you will need to pay a fee.

Mak­ing Archi­tec­ture will be added to our list, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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