Searching for an online course that will expand your knowledge of The Architectural Imagination? this course might be just what you need. This course is offered by The Creative Academy, one of the leading online content providers for professionals in the fields of arts and design. You can access the online course anytime and anywhere.
This flexible online learning model gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace, in your own time, and on your own schedule; from anywhere in the world with internet access. You’ll also receive unlimited access to a library of selected films and video resources at no extra cost. Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Exploring The Architectural Imagination – Online Course.
This course will teach you how to understand architecture as a discipline; and will provide you with the skills to interpret buildings as works of art and design in their own right; instead of simply functional spaces. You’ll explore the architectural significance of the work of some of the world’s most important architects; including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright and more; and explore the ways in which their work contributes to our understanding of our contemporary world.
This course will introduce the idea of the architectural imagination through a number of case studies of some of the world’s leading architects; and the structures they have created. It will cover the works of Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and more; examining the way that each architect’s approach to creativity has influenced his work in a major way.
What you’ll learn in this course
Explore some of the leading figures in the field of architecture and how they have contributed to our understanding of the built environment in modern times.
Learn about how the work of famous architects such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry has impacted on our understanding of the architectural imagination today.
Basic principles to produce your own architectural drawings and models using basic materials and techniques.
Pertinent content for academic study or a professional career as an architect or architectural designer.
Study the theoretical and practical knowledge required to construct and participate in a design competition for residential housing.
Who are the instructors
Lisa Haber-Thomson is currently a PhD candidate in Architectural History and Theory at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the history of art and architecture, and of the relationship between art and politics from the mid 19th century onwards.
Michael Hays is Eliot Noyes Professor of Architecture Emeritus at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has lectured widely and published extensively in the area of architectural history and theory. He teaches about the history of modern architectural design in France from the French Revolution to the present day.
Erika Naginski is Professor of Architectural History at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her research focuses on Spanish modernist architecture and design; and the relationship between architecture and urban culture in Spain from the earliest decades of the twentieth century.