Courses

ETS1 - First Applications - ENVIRONMENT

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

ETS1 - First Applications - MATERIALS

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

ETS1 - First Applications - STRUCTURES

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

ETS1 - 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

ETS2 - 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.

ETS2 - 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.

ETS2 - 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.

ETS2 - Structures - Typologies & Design

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

ETS3 - Design Thesis

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

ETS3 - Masterclass in Structural Behaviour

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

ETS4 - (Un)usual Performances

The ways of creativity are inscrutable and many times confront students with questions that defy conventions.

ETS4 - Acoustic Design

Sound is part of the environment around us.

ETS4 - Between Digital and Physical - Realising Design

As computation and technology becomes easier to access, using these tools and developing bespoke computational solutions for design and make is becoming widely used in practice however their uses v

ETS4 - Creative Conflicts

Why do some buildings give you everything you want but seem so effortless?

ETS4 - Der Lauf Der Dinge

Under current regulations and quest for standardisation, the ruling model for sourcing materials in Architecture relies heavily on virgin materials travelling vast distances to feed an industry whe

ETS4 - Environmental Engineering of Tall Buildings

There is an ongoing fascination with the tall and super tall buildings that define the evolving skylines of the world’s major cities.

ETS4 - Light and Lighting

Light animates and reveals architecture.

ETS4 - Responsive + Responsible Materials

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

ETS4 - Structural Form and Materials

Different materials prefer different structural forms; it is how we achieve such elegantly thin domes and such light and strong bridges.

ETS4 - Studies in Advanced Structural Design

Structures are complex systems providing strength, stiffness and stability to buildings.

ETS4 - The relevance of Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Digital Fabrication (DF) entered the realm of Architecture in the late 90’s and has since become an intrinsic part of the discipline and its everyday modes of making.

ETS4 - The Third Skin

Since mankind deserted caves the primary concern of man-made structures has been shelter and protection from the environment.

ETS5 - Design Thesis

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