Archineering

The minor Archineering focuses on materialisation as an essential part of any design product. In a number of intense and hands-on prototyping exercises more insight in the personal design process and integration of technology and design will be acquired in this minor. More experienced designer students will be able to improve themselves on specific aspects like Digital Fabrication and 3D printing. Students new in the field of architecture will explore and discover the fun of designing, sometimes even scale 1:1.

Language: English

Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Maximum participants: 30

Education methods: Design projects, workshops and research 

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

For whom?

  • BSc students from TU Delft: all faculties.  
  • BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this minor is not open to students from Leiden University and Erasmus University.
  • BSc students from other Dutch universities: students who would like to improve their design skills and delve deeper into the materialisation of their designs are asked to provide a small portfolio and CV to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.  
  • BSc students from HBO: HBO students who would like to improve their design skills and delve deeper into the materialisation of their designs are asked to provide a small portfolio and CV to establish whether you have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.    

This minor consists of 2 quarters (both of 15 ECs); each with a separate content. For students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft it is possible to follow either just quarter 1 or just quarter 2, or to follow both quarter 1 and 2. For all other students who are admissible to this minor, it is only possible to follow either quarter 1, or both quarter 1 and 2.

Please be aware that each quarter has a separate minor code. If you would like to follow both quarter 1 and 2, you should register for both minor codes in Osiris.

Minor code: BK-MI-203

What will you learn?

In this minor you will work on a series of short design tasks and will learn to:

  • foster design results, in which the relation between design and materialisation is a key theme;
  • translate a design task in a complete and working draft proposal within 2 weeks;
  • explore construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with these design aspects in your own design project;
  • build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information and scale levels.

Course overview

The programme consists of one course of 15 ECs.

Archineering 1 (BK7460-13)    

For course descriptions, please visit the study guide

Minor code: BK-MI-204

What will you learn?

In this minor you will work on one research & design task and will learn to:

  • foster design results, in which the relation between design and materialisation is a key theme;
  • translate a design task in a complete and technically engineered proposal;
  • do research on the technology aspects: construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with these aspects in your own design project;
  • build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information levels and scale levels;

Course overview

The programme consists of one course of 15 ECs.

Archineering 2 (BK7461)

For course descriptions, please visit the study guide.

Contact

Ir. Roel van de Pas

Students about this minor:

"I really liked the fact that the first part of the minor consisted of many small design tasks; I was amazed I could produce so much in such a short time!"
"With every assignment, I noticed it was easier to design."
"I enjoyed learning so much more about the design process!"

" After all the small assignments in Archineering//1, the nice thing was, you could totally deepen one subject to max in a large research & design assignment in Archineering//2."
“By actually making something 1:1, you need to force yourself to understand it 100%, otherwise you can not construct it …”