The Form Studies programme is concerned with the furthering of knowledge, insights and skills concerning Composition and Perception in the domains of architecture. On an educational level, the Form Studies group plays a recognisable and meaningful role within the faculty’s foundational first year BSc curriculum (modules OV1&2), the BSc5 Minord ‘House of the Future’ and 'Advanced Prototyping' plus four MSc elective courses. In research, the emphasis lies upon the exploration, visualisation and explication of elementary formal phenomena in the context of the discipline of architecture, making active use of digital and physical modelling applications.
Form Studies is closely linked to the faculty’s Modelling Techniques facilities, for which it is responsible.
The state of the art modelling workshop has a central position within the faculty as a whole, and in the Form Studies programme in particular. These facilities are used extensively by the faculty’s student population and especially by MSc diploma students.
Apart from more or less traditional workshop facilities, the computer aided modelling opportunities of the faculty’s CAM-lab play an increasingly important role in education and research (notably in an explorative Form Studies course entitled Ornamatics and the Minor Advanced Prototyping).
Furthermore, modelling applications play an important role in several composition and materialisation studies and exhibitions.
Since the spring of 2009 the Form and Modelling Studies cluster is housed in the centrally located, transparent Southern Atrium of the BK City complex.
Drawing Studies and Form Studies are highly important within the Bachelor programme (modules OV1&2). Drawing Studies concentrate on the development of knowledge, understanding and skills with respect to composition and presentation in the field of architecture.