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TS1 - First Applications

This course offers a hands-on and experimental approach for a greater integration of Technical Studies with the First Year design portfolio.

TS1 - Introduction to Integrated Design

This course introduces students to the three core TS branches (structures, environment and materials) and shows they are not separate realities but different lenses for looking at the built environ

TS2 - Environment & Energy - Group B

This course aims to show how every decision architects make has an immediate and quantifiable impact in terms of the environment of the buildings we inhabit.

TS2 - Environment + Energy - Group A

This course aims to show how every decision architects make has an immediate and quantifiable impact in terms of the environment of the buildings we inhabit.

TS2 - Material and Technologies

This course will conduct an investigation of a range of materials used in contemporary structures including concrete, timber, brick and blocks, glass, fabrics and composites.

TS2 - Structures - Typologies & Design

This course forms the basis for understanding how the behaviour of a structural affects architectural design.

TS3 - Design Thesis

Third Year students undertake a comprehensive design study, exploring and resolving the central technical issues of their projects alongside individual unit agendas.

TS3 - Masterclass in Structural Behaviour

This series of masterclasses builds upon the understanding of structural, environmental and material behaviour.

TS4 - (Un)usual Performances

This course challenges students to develop new approaches to materials in design where inventiveness is as important as fabrication, technology and material properties.

TS4 - Bridging Technologies and New Design Methodologies

This course explores different technologies, fabrication techniques, design methodologies and processes used within the fields of architecture, biology, aerodynamics, fashion and product design.

TS4 - Environmental Design of Buildings

The course examines the links between building form, energy and the micro/ macro environment and reviews the development of the building skin.

TS4 - Integrated Structural Design

Why do some buildings give you everything you want but seem so effortless? The course looks at a technical approach of integrated problem-solving.

TS4 - Light and Lighting

The course explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and light with the aim of helping students to develop a sensitivity to the qualities of light while also using physical and compu

TS4 - Piece by Piece

Built architecture is an organisation of component elements.

TS4 - Process in the Making

Beyond its functional aspects, the building skin has always carried an expression of meaning as the facade - a highly complex environmental machine communicating on multiple levels with inhabitants

TS4 - Responsive + Responsible

All materials specified by architects embody a complex system of resource extraction, transport, assembly, in-use operation, disassembly and disposal.

TS4 - Studies in Advanced Structural Design

This course will build on knowledge developed during previous structures courses and apply it to real projects, class exercises and workshops.

TS4 - Sustainable Urban Design

The course aims to impart the fundamental knowledge needed to design tall.

TS5 - Design Thesis

The Technical Design Thesis is a substantial individual work developed under the guidance of Javier Castañón and the Diploma TS staff.