Architecture Presentation - Visions Reviewed

The focus of this minor is the study of presentation techniques related to creative,  visionary, and spatial projects. Case projects will be studied, re-presented and re-interpreted using a variety of techniques. The presentations will make urban, architectural, and landscape design concepts clear and imaginable. The presentation style will radiate the specific character of the design case project. During this minor, you will be able to experiment and practice a lot. The main goal is to develop a rich and various set of presentation skills.

Minor code: 

: English

Participating Faculties: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Maximum participants: 45

Education methods: Design projects, workshops, lectures and portfolio

This minor will be held in the second quarter of the first semester and is comprised of three related courses with a total of 15 ECs. The minor can be studied as a stand-alone part, while it also combines very well with other Architecture and Landscape Architecture related 15 ECs minors that are held during the first quarter of the semester.

The minor focuses on analytical, expressive and reflective presentation skills. A number of remarkable case projects will be provided. Students work in small groups to analyse and develop individual skills, resulting in group presentations to represent and develop the project features. Not only the physical aspects of the project will be studied, but also style, societal context, ideas and ideals, and ethics and aesthetics.

The three sub-courses all relate to the chosen case projects. The 3 ECs courses focus on presenting factual aspects and poetic or conceptual aspects of the projects. These courses serve as preparation to the larger 9 ECs course, in which you can choose your own course components. For example, you can choose to focus on photography, text, drawings or models, either by hand or in digital forms. This allows you to develop your skills in your own preferred ways, while you contribute to the combined final project exhibition.

For whom?

  • This minor is open to bachelor students of TU Delft interested in spatial design, the built environment, and presentation techniques.
  • Students from other universities and HBO students with in interest in spatial design, the built environment, and presentation techniques are also welcome (for example Academie van Bouwkunst, Landschapskunde, Stedenbouw, Architectuur Geschiedenis, WUR Landschapsarchitectuur en Ruimtelijke Planning). For students who are not from TU Delft, Leiden University, or Erasmus University Rotterdam, a separate selection procedure applies. After applying as described on the minor website you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to submit a portfolio and CV. After receiving your portfolio, you will be informed whether you are officially enrolled or not.

What will you learn?

After finishing this minor, you are able to:

  • analyse and eloquently present a design project;
  • visually present difficult concepts to an audience;
  • research and develop comparisons metaphors and diagrams to clarify difficult concepts;
  • compose images to illustrate concepts and ideas;
  • communicate using models, images, schemes, technical drawings and infographics;
  • make use of appropriate physical modelling techniques, materials, tools and instruments;
  • express a project in either VR / AR / physical models / images or collages / text and in an exhibition;
  • apply some enhanced imaging and modelling techniques, making scale models (choices in scale, material, colour, abstraction and detailing);
  • apply various manufacturing techniques and photogrammetry.

Course overview

The minor is offered in the second quarter and consists of three courses with a total of 15 ECs.

  • 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.

Contact Martijn Stellingwerff

Peter Koorstra