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.

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:
  • 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?

During the second quarter of the first semester, three successive courses for a total of 15 ECTS, make up the minor Architectural Presentations. Throughout these courses students explore representation techniques in 2D, 3D and 4D, to communicate architectural projects as they are lived in, moved through and experienced.

The first section of the module explores the drawing as a product telling a story. Students will produce a scenic drawing considering characters, time and surroundings and an architectural project. A coherent composition is created by stitching together various architectural drawings and perspectives. 

In the second section of the minor students focus on the material, structural and evocative qualities of the physical model. Working on large scale models, students are translating the case studies into models to communicate the character of the design idea in 3D.

In the final and largest part of the minor time and thus, movement and change are added as a layer of presentation in the production of a moving image. Using and transforming the drawings and models, the production of a short film forces students to think of the case study projects in architectural qualities, sequence and atmosphere.

After finishing this minor, you are able to:

  • Create a scenic drawing on the basis of architectural drawings of a given case study (2D)
  • Plan and produce an accurate, large scale physical model representing a case study (3D)
  • Generate a cinematic vision on a selected architectural theme taken from a case study (4D)
  • Create a short, evocative and explanatory film based on drawings or models (4D)
  • Present in Pecha Kucha format.

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 possible. 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.