Ephemeral Architecture: Design Temporary Spaces

A course by Diogo Aguiar , Architect

Architect. Porto, Portugal.
Joined May 2020

Learn to ideate and develop an architectural project by exploring the material and sensory qualities of a temporary space

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1684 students

Learn to ideate and develop an architectural project by exploring the material and sensory qualities of a temporary space

A course by Diogo Aguiar

Ephemeral architecture is the creation of temporary spaces, and its transitory nature can make it the perfect medium for experimentation and finding innovative solutions. Architect Diogo Aguiar, two-time winner of the ArchDaily Building of The Year Award and listed among the Young Talents in Portuguese Architecture (Jovens talentos da Arquitetura Portuguesa), specializes in building spaces that, although temporary, have a lasting impact on anyone who sees them.

In this course, learn to ideate and develop ephemeral architecture spaces. With Diogo as your guide, explore shapes and materials and learn to develop projects that awaken all five senses.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 27 downloads

What is ephemeral architecture?
9 minutes, 35 seconds
What is an ephemeral museum?
17 minutes, 30 seconds
The Garden Pavilion
6 minutes, 9 seconds
Container and content
7 minutes, 40 seconds
Container and context
10 minutes, 19 seconds
Think about the experience
10 minutes, 52 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1684 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 10m)
  • 27 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design an architectural project for an ephemeral museum through the exploration of shapes and materials.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in art and architecture who wants to take on an architectural project.

Requirements and materials

Basic disciplinary and technical knowledge of architecture is necessary for this course.

In terms of materials, you need some paper, a pencil, a pen, some card, glue, a cutter, and some spray paints. You can also use a computer with the 3D modeling software of your choice, if you wish.


Reviews

1684 Students
46 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Diogo Aguiar

A course by Diogo Aguiar

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From his namesake studio, architect Diogo Aguiar seeks a balance between art and architecture in all his installations and small-scale constructions, ranging from public to private.

He has appeared in various national and international publications, is a two-time winner of the ArchDaily Building of The Year Award, and has represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. He is also one of the co-founders of the Galeria de Arquitectura located in Porto, Portugal, a gallery that exhibits architectural projects "as an exercise in contemplating this discipline and its limits."


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • What is ephemeral architecture?
    • What is an ephemeral museum?
    • The Garden Pavilion
    • container and content
    • container and context
  • U3

    Get to work

    • think about the experience
    • think the design
    • think space
    • think emptiness 1
    • think emptiness 2
    • think materiality
  • U4

    build the idea

    • Carry out an ephemeral project
    • Communicate an ephemeral project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Ephemeral Architecture: Design Temporary Spaces

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Ephemeral Architecture: Design Temporary Spaces

A course by Diogo Aguiar
Architect. Porto, Portugal.
Joined May 2020
  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1684 students