Upskill Yourself . Learn from the Experts | Online courses

Contextbd is collaborating with a team of emerging industry experts to offer a range of online courses carefully crafted to boost your creative skills. The goal is to open the door for alternative career paths by delivering heuristic methods of learning new tools and techniques for disciplinary and allied skills. All the fundamental courses are free to take part, and certificates will be issued to the successful participants. Advanced courses are subject to registration fees.


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COURSE OUTLINES :

COURSE 1 | VISUAL DESIGN: IDENTITY AND COMMUNICATION

Tutor: Suhas Nahian & Navid Hasnain | Loudworks 

Session 1.1:  Introduction to Visual Communication Design

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest]  [50 seats] 

Date: 13th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Anyone with basic knowledge in Graphic Design

Learning outcomes :
_About visual communication design
_Past, present, and future of visual communication
_Making a design effective

Session 1.2-1.3: Visual Design Pro

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

Session 1.2: Visual Identity 

Learning outcomes :
_Defining brand characteristics
_Designing beyond logos
_Identity for brands, products, and events
_An exercise and review session on Identity design

Session 1.3:  Visual Communication

Learning outcomes :
_Communicative storytelling
_Dynamic communication
_Communication for brands, products, and events
_An exercise and review session on communication design

Session 1.4:  Materialisation of Design 

Learning outcomes :
_Materialistic identity
_Experience through senses
_Designing for physical realm
_An exercise and review session on materialistic design


 

COURSE 2 | ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION: BASICS AND BEYOND

Tutor: Asad Hossen | Architect & Urban Designer | see Asad’s Portfolio 

Session 2.1: Fundamentals of Architectural Illustrations

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 14th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Architecture Students and Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

_Key points for creating good architectural drawings

_Current trends in Architectural Illustration

_Importance of Digital Collage over render

_How to do digital collage.

_Presentation Basic: Creating design narratives through drawings

Session 2.2-2.4:  Complete Guide to Architectural Illustration

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

Session 2.2:  Complete Guide to Plan & Sections/Elevations

Learning Outcomes:

_Basic aesthetics.

_Workflow Basics.

_Tips and tricks

_Step by step process

Session 2.3: Complete Guide to Sections/Elevations and  Isometric

Learning Outcomes:

_Basic aesthetics.

_Workflow Basics.

_Tips and tricks

_Step by step process

Session 2.4: Post Digital Illustration and Presentation Tips and tricks

Learning Outcomes:

_Basic aesthetics.

_Workflow Basics.

_Tips and tricks

_Step by step process

_Porfolio Design basics


 

COURSE 3 | ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Tutor:  Asif Salman | Architect & Architectural Photographer [salARCHman]

Session 3.1: Breaking the Ice

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 15th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Anyone with the basic knowledge or interest in Architectural Photography

Learning outcomes:

_ What is Architectural Photography and What does an architectural photographer do?

_ Sharing some insights through my journey
_ How to do Architectural Photography with a mobile camera (or with any camera)

Session 3.2:  Lets Dive in (subject to amendment)

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

Learning outcomes:

_ From painting to Photography, the journey in Architectural Photography

_ The Language we use |Architectural Photography in the digital era

_ Types of photographs in Architectural Photography

_ Understanding of different lens and focal length and how to choose lenses for Architectural Photography

_ The equipment you need to start Architectural Photography (from minimum requirement to advance)

_ The difference between Architectural Photography & Interior photography also, who defines it.

_ The basics of Architectural Photography editing

_ The professional ethics: dealing as an architectural photographer


COURSE 4 | BIM AND REVIT

Tutor: Jimi Chakma | Architect & Academician

Session 4.1:  Introduction to BIM and Revit

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 16th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Architecture students (3rd year and above including professionals)

Learning outcomes:

_Understanding the concept of BIM

_Scope of Revit in BIM and Architecture practice

_Basic know-how of Revit Architecture

Session 4.2-4.7: Revit Architecture Advanced: Essential Crash Course

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

Session 4.2: Revit Basic Modelling

Learning outcomes:

_Basic introduction to Revit & BIM

_Project setup & Managing Revit User Interface

_ Import to REVIT

_ Overview in Graphics

_ Working with Detail Line (Copy, Move, Trim, Offset, extend…..)

_ Revit Basic Modelling (Wall, Floor, Door, Window & Roof)

_ Working in 3d View, Section and Elevation

Session 4.3:  Revit Advanced Modelling

Learning outcomes:

_ Revit Multi Floor Modelling Advanced (Wall, Floor, Door, Window & Roof)

_ Underlay, Visibility graphics and view Range

_ Ceiling /Lintel / Overhead Line

_ Custom Wall, Roof and floor

_ Basic Components

_ Site and Massing

Session 4.4: Revit Detail Modelling

Learning outcomes:

_Structural Framing (Column & Beam)

_Basic to structural Bracing and steel joint

_Custom Family Column, Beam

_General & Custom Stair

_Curtain Wall and Panelling

Session 4.5: Custom Components & Revit Family

Learning outcomes:

_Custom Components

_Custom Curtain roof + Roof Structure

_Custom Revit Family

_Import 3d CAD from other soft

_Revit Family (parametric)

Session 4.6: Documentation & Visualization with Revit

Learning outcomes:

_Detail Drafting & Component

_Creating schedule and specification

_Creating sheet & printing

_2d & 3d export to CAD and other formats

_Basic Collaboration with Revit structure & MEP

_Basic Visualization and Texturing

Session 4.7: Project Review

_Review of the assigned project

_Problem Discussion


COURSE 5 | CAD MODELING: RHINO & GRASSHOPPER

Tutor: Md. Rashed Hasan | Architect & Academician | see Rashed’s profile

 

Session 5.1:  Fundamentals of Rhinoceros & Grasshopper

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 17th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group Architecture students (2nd year and above)

 Learning outcomes:

_Introduction to Rhinoceros.

_Understand the Rhino interface.

_Basic modeling in Rhinoceros.

_Introduction to Grasshopper.

_Understand the Grasshopper interface.

Session 5.2-5.4:  Modelling Solid, Singly and Doubly Curved Surface

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

 Session 5.2:  Modelling with Rhinoceros

Learning outcomes:

_Modelling with solids

_Editing geometry

-Modelling of singly & doubly curved surfaces

Session 5.3:   Unroll Singly Curved Surfaces

Learning outcomes:

_Printing and managing Layouts.

-Understand how to unroll singly curved surfaces and make an accurate physical model.

Session 5.4:   Doubly Curved Surfaces

Learning outcomes:

_Understand how to prepare drawings for doubly curved surfaces and make an accurate physical model.

_Basic modeling in Grasshopper.

_Understand how to model parametric complex geometry.


COURSE 6 | ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION

Tutor: Md. Rashed Hasan | Architect & Academician

Session 6.1:  Introduction to Daylight Simulation in ECOTECT

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 19th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Architecture students (3rd year and above)

Learning outcomes:

_Guide to software installation

_Understand the Interface

_Create and preserve a simple model in ECOTECT

_Introduction to RADIANCE & DAYSIM

_Introduction to CFD Simulation

Session 6.2-6.3:   ECOTECT Advanced

Registration: Reg Fee Required. All sessions must be registered at a time [ Date, time and registration details will be announced later].

 Session 6.2:   Dynamic Climate Based Annual Daylight Simulation in ECOTECT

Learning outcomes:

_Understand the RADIANCE interface.

_Visualize model through a physically based rendering

_Understand the DAYSIM interface.

-Students will be able to calculate annual climate-based metrics with DAYSIM

Session 6.3:   CFD Simulation

Learning outcomes:

_Analyze DAYSIM result in MS Excel.

_Simulate CFD with ECOTECT.

_Explore available simulation software.


COURSE 7 | MAPPING

Tutor: Jimi Chakma & Alia Shahed | Architect and Academician

Session 7.1: Introduction to Interpretative Mapping

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 20th Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Architecture students (4th year and above)

Learning outcomes:

– Definition of mapping; conventional maps vs designer maps

– Importance and applications of mapping at different scales to facilitate design decision making (analysis) process.

– Characteristics of an interpretative map; Cross-referencing in mapping

– Reading a context through mapping

– Tips and tools to make a good interpretative map


COURSE 8 | DIORAMA AND MINIATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Tutor: Saiful Hasan Tariq | Architect & Academician | Explore Tariq’s work samples 

Session 8.1: Orientation to Diorama and Miniature Photography: Materials and Methods 

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 21st Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Open for all

Learning outcomes:

_ Model making skill development for freshers

_ Attention to details

_ Miniature photography tips and tricks


Course 9 | 3d Pop Up Card

Tutor: Mahmud Hasan Reaz | Architect & Maker [ভাঁজ বিন্যাস]

 Session 9.1:  Basic Fold and Making 3D

 Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 22nd Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Open for all

Learning outcomes:

– Fold vs Cut

– V fold

– V fold example: National memorial

– Parallelogram

– Parallelogram example: Kantajew temple


COURSE 10 | STORYTELLING AS DESIGN NARRATIVE

Tutor: Saimum Kabir | Architect, Academician, PhD Researcher & Editor [CONTEXT]

Session 10.1: Writing A Compelling Design Brief

Registration: FREE [ Register your interest] [50 seats] 

Date: 23rd Sep 2020

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Target group: Architecture students and young graduates

Learning outcomes:

-Heuristic method of converting your abstract ideas into a narrative essay

-Clarity enhancement

-Dynamic word choice to interest the reader

 

 

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