BAE-IAP Second Faculty Training Workshop – October 2014
(The summary has been extracted from an article previously published in Archi Times during the year 2014. Ar. Aasma Talat, Ar. Sofia Wanchoo Mir and Ms. Wajeeha Akram have authored the original article.)
Based on the success of the First Faculty Training Workshop conducted by BAE-IAP in July 2013, Chairman BAE, Ar. Murad Jamil took the initiative for a second time in October (20th-24th) 2014. 46 young faculty members representing 22 architecture schools from all over Pakistan were gathered at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, in Islamabad.
Professor Nuno Soares and Dr. Thomas Daniell from Saint Joseph University, Macau were invited once again to conduct the workshop which was titled “Designing the Design Studio II”.
The programme was structured around the design of a reading room for the purpose of study and dialogue. The schedule included precedent studies, site reading and analysis - to be conducted in COMSATS - volumetric studies and form generation, schematic design of study models, materials, structure, presentation techniques and detailed design. Finally, at the end of the workshop, participants were asked to present their work in Pecha Kucha format.
The instructors also presented various relevant case studies throughout the workshop. Some were pro¬jects designed and constructed by them, while others were mere inspiration. Even though the workshop was an extension of the previous one, the more extensive prac¬tical aspect allowed the participants to experiment and explore with their design models. Many participants felt like they were reliving their student days as they crafted physical models and demonstrated their progress in pin-up juries and presentations. Professor Nuno Soares expressed his awe on the caliber of the participants this year around who did not cease to impress him throughout the workshop.