/A HOUSE FOR YOUR HERO/
All you need to complete your first design assignment
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The course proposes a very simple premise, and yet a big challenge that all young professionals face once they start their practice. How to conceive a house with the best standards of design which fulfils the requirements of the client?

- LEARN THE DESIGN PROCESS IN THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD, IN A PRACTICAL AND APPLIED METHOD.
We will focus on the practical part of the design, considering the time limitations that are existing in the assignment. We will emphasize the challenges and issues that come up in real practice.

- ALL OF US HAVE HEROES. YOU WILL GET THE CHANCE TO DESIGN A HOUSE FOR YOURS.
Each student will select an architect that they admire and design a house for him/her. A deep understanding of their work and personality will be needed, and students will set the final requirements and program.

-LEARN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO COME UP WITH A STRONG PROPOSAL.
There are a set of documents needed to present the proposal to the client, as plans/sections/elevations drawings, including images and visualizations.
We will set a method to produce the most attractive/ engaging documents, exploring the possibilities of representation, to explain the concept and the materialization of it.

- TUTORIALS, GUIDANCE AND SOFTWARE MATERIAL TO PROGRESS ON THE DESIGN.
We will explore different software, with shortcuts and tricks to achieve betters results in less time. A library of templates, images, and blocks will be shared with participants to facilitate the work in future.

- GET THE BASIC TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE ASSIGNMENT.
We will include all documentation needed for the basic project; as budget/BOQ, list of vendors and agents involved, submissions and deadlines, contracts and payment schedule, paperwork and permissions, etc.

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