Do you want to discover the world of Modelmaking while staying in a Natural Park in the North of Spain? Join!

Atelier La Juntana, in collaboration with the Architecture Official College of Cantabria and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, is organising the fourth edition of the summer workshop ‘Model Making in the Digital Age’ for architects (both students and professionals) and makers willing to investigate and discover different techniques and materials, while developing an architectural model. The workshop will particularly observe the relationship between traditional craft and digital design. Led by architects Armor and Nertos Gutiérrez Rivas, along with interdisciplinary artist Daniel Gutiérrez Adán, the next workshop will take place at Atelier La Juntana, located in Santander, in tree editions, from the 3rd to the 9th of July, the 11th to the 17th of July and the 4th to the 10th of September 2017. Both beginners with little prior experience and those with specific professional interests are invited to participate.


The workshop is a full-time course, starting at 09.30am and finishing at 5.30pm each day, with a total of 56 learning hours. Each participant will have his or her own working space; access to Wi-Fi and the library, printer and plotter; a resting area in the garden; and access to a small kitchen. The booking fee includes all practical materials, an instructional publication and pick-up service from Santander. Accommodation (bed and breakfast) in the surroundings of the workshop can also be provided. The course is recognised by the Polytechnic Architecture University of Madrid as part of the University Programme, and students are granted 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) upon completion.


The course is taught across a series of short exercises combining theory and practice, through which students are challenged to solve a given brief by means of making. Varying in scale and duration, the exercises will be conducted through direct experimentation and manufacturing, and will include techniques such as embossing, etching, carving, moulding, and casting, making the students aware of the production time and process.






Workshop Objectives

-Investigating different techniques, tools and materials to produce architectural models, mock-ups and prototypes.

-Connecting the creation methods of architecture and art with digital design and automated production.

-Exploring the border between architecture, fine arts and product design, while encouraging work in the overlapping areas.

-Enabling a sensorial experience through direct contact with materials, tools and handling.

-Encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences between students from different backgrounds, in an open-minded research environment.


1-03.07 - 09.07 / 2017

2-11.07 - 17.07 / 2017

3-04.09 - 10.09 / 2017

>>>Application deadline 15th of July 2017<<<

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