Atelier is opening a brand new class for teenagers and adults to discover and understand what architecture is. In each class, students will discover what makes a building, an architect, and an architectural style.
What’s more, students will learn to understand space and the ways to represent it to create architectural objects and conceptualize their ideas. In this class, students will learn how to show the sense of purpose in a project and how to share it with others as the basis of any creation. They will draw and make models to represent space and create architectural objects.
According to Atelier, the primary target in this introduction to architecture is for students to learn to analyze space, which could be represented as the “vacuum” between solid objects. This vacuum is a living space and makes sense for people that are able to see it, the architects.
Age groups: 12-15, adults (over 16)
Time: Thursdays 5-7pm (for 12-15); Thursdays 5.15-7.15pm (adults)
Location: Sanlitun Campus
About the Teacher
The class will be taught by Vassilia Pirierros, a French architect who graduated from Ecole Nationale des Arts et Industries d Strasbourg. From 1999 to 2003, she introduced architecture classes to teenagers during cultural summer camps with the Belgian Association Roeland.
She profoundly believes that architects should share their knowledge to enable a better dialogue between architects and inhabitants, erecting together better living spaces, integrating human, social and aesthetic needs.
She speaks French, English, and Chinese.