the motive force of architecture. Either technical or visionary
it is undeniable that it is the fundamental element that
makes new and unique spaces. This is the reason why Atelier
Di Pittura insists on the finest teaching of the basic principles
of architectural representation and technical drawing.
This is the course for students who wish to study Architecture
or Interior Architecture as well as for those who want to
become Civil and Structural Engineers.
Teaching begins at the basic level where the important thing
is to learn how to correctly translate a design intention
from an idea into a self-explanatory set of drawings. At
this very first stage, the rules and doctrines of technical
drawing matter the most. In fact, these consist the knowledge
that students who want to study in universities in Greece
and Cyprus should be ready to reproduce in their entry examinations.
For the students who wish to study in the universities of
the United Kingdom a second stage is offered as choice, where
they will learn not only how to produce pieces of high level
architectural representation but also the various ways to
present their ideas and discuss their design choices. The
preparation of the application portfolio in Atelier Di Pittura
is thus an integrated reflection of what the students have
produced as well as how they will present it.
Quality matters. Presentation, either in graphic or in verbal
format, matters. These are the two basic axes that are used
to define the work that is produced for the Architectural
Representation and Technical Drawing courses. However, the
intention is to allow the students to develop personal representation
and drawing characteristics themselves in order to reveal
elements of talent, imagination, creativity and even more.
From the initial idea to its conceptualisation, and from
the subsequent technical drawing to its architectural representation,
the scope is to cover topics such as line, scale, plan, section,
elevation, detail, axonometrics, perspectives as well as
composition, design, inspiration and interview skills.
Architectural Representation and Technical Drawing are recommended
to be completed in two years, however Atelier Di Pittura
maintains classes for one year intensive courses. The course
costs 150 euros per month and is taught once per week for
two hours unless agreed otherwise.
Born in 1981 in Lemesos, Cyprus, Georgios Makridis studied
Civil and Structural Engineering in the National Technical
University of Athens where he completed his Masters thesis
on the post-seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of traditionally
built buildings. After the completion of the five-year diploma,
he moved to the UK to study Architecture. At the Oxford Brookes
University, he was awarded First Class Honours and the Dissertation
Prize of BA (Hons) Architecture as well as a Distinction
and the Major Study Prize of Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture.
He is currently working as an architect at a practice in
Lemesos. At the same time he is preparing students in Cyprus
for their architectural studies in Greece and the UK. His
Master of Architecture and PhD in Architectural Theory are
due in the following years.