Architecture Presentation - Visions Reviewed

During this minor, students will develop understanding of spatial design as the creation and communication of narratives. Through a sequence of (re)presentation exercises, students develop skills to produce and present, inspiring and relevant imagery to convey the stories behind projects. This exploration is first guided by the study of existing plans and continues with the (re)presentation and development of students’ own designs.


Minor code: 
BK-MI-198  

Language: English

Participating Faculties: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Maximum participants: 30

Education methods: workshops, lectures, presentations, one to one assistances 

Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group.

During the second quarter of the first semester, three integrated courses for a total of 15 ECTS, make up the minor Architectural Presentations. Throughout these courses students explore a range of (re)presentation tools and techniques. 

The first four weeks consist of a series of one-week exercises; Pecha Kucha style presentation, Conceptual Modelling,  Imaginative Drawing and Poster Design. Through lectures and workshops, students are stimulated to make, envision and experiment intensively. They will develop skills and understanding of how ideas behind projects are conveyed in an inspiring and insightful way.

Case study projects will feed the Pecha Kucha presentations (Presenting Project facts). From there, students will develop their own narratives through modelling and drawing workshops, finalized by a Poster design (Presenting Project Visions).

In the second part of the minor students will translate their conceptual design into a storyline and -board to produce a moving image in a medium of choice - e.g. drawings, models or footage (Presenting Project Prospects). This exercise in filmmaking stresses the value of approaching spatial plans as narratives; of the relationship between narrator and viewer, the aspect of time and movement, of the relationships between different scales and perspectives. 

The total process, is constantly documented and reflected upon in a personal online page.

For whom?

  • BSc students from TU Delft: BSc programme of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences and Industrial Design.
  • BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this is minor is not open to students from Leiden University. For students from Erasmus University only students from specific BSc programmes can participate (see: www.minors.tudelft.nl
  • BSc students from other Dutch universities with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques, are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.
  • BSc students from HBO with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.  

What will you learn?

After finishing this minor, you are able to:

  • unite the storyline and representational products of an architectural project;
  • generate inspiring design ideas through conceptual models and drawings;
  • generate a storyline and storyboard to communicate a design idea;
  • create a poster conveying the character of a design in an inspiring/clear way.
  • present following a given format in a clear and evoking way (Pecha Kucha-style).
  • translate a storyline into a short film through drawing, filming, modelling, writing and/or editing).
  • document and reflect on your working process through an online blog.

Course overview

The minor is offered in the second quarter and consists of three courses with a total of 15 ECs. Note that the three sub-courses are highly integrated thus, taking courses separately is not recommended. All three courses continue during the ten weeks of the Minor.

  • Presenting Project Facts (BK7140): 3 ECs
  • Presenting Project Visions (BK7141): 3 ECs
  • Presenting Project Prospects (BK7142): 9 ECs

For course descriptions, please visit the study guide.