Inaugural European Summer School in Classical Architecture

INTBAU is inviting you to attend a European Summer School in Classical Architecture in Sweden

Sweden | 4-30 July 2016

In partnership with the Ax:son Johnson Foundation


We are delighted and honored to be teaching at this four-week course, which will be based in the idyllic setting of Engelsberg, a World Heritage Site centered around historic steel processing works in a wooded rural setting two hours northwest of Stockholm. The site, owned by the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, has been converted to provide comfortable residential accommodation and a conference centre newly constructed in an old steel works. In the final week the course will move to Stockholm.

The course will be taught by leading practitioners of modern classical architecture and academics with specific expertise in the subject. There will be lectures on the classical architectural Orders, their history, mythology, details and application in design.  There will also be lectures on the conventions of classical composition in architecture and different ways of using and adapting the Orders and their details. 

Hands-on skills in measured and freehand drawing and three-dimensional modeling will be taught as well as hand-drawn architectural draftsmanship and the application of computer aided design. There will be two design projects, one theoretical and the other based on real sites in the locality. Drawing practice and the choice of sites for design will take place on excursions into the surrounding area.  

On selected evenings with visiting lecturers there will be open debates on contro­versial subjects associated with classical architecture such as modernity, technology and symbolism. Students will be free to participate. The course will include tours of Stockholm and its highly original and influential early-twentieth-century classical architecture and there will be a measured drawing project to understand and record some of the unique architectural details. On the last day lecturers, visitors and students will discuss and evaluate their experiences and join in a farewell dinner. 

Contributors to the programme include: Robert AdamJenny BevanChristine FranckChristopher LiberatosHugh Petter, George Saumarez SmithScala ArchitectsRussell Taylor and more.

Course fee is €1500 (covers tuition, accommodation, meals and excursions).  Further information is available - click here to request booklet
Application via registration form - click here to request application form.  Please email if you have any queries.


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