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Over the Edge is the first course of excellence, fully interactive that connects innovative design and self-awareness. It has a comprehensive program, with 15 exercises of 1-2 hours each, able to broaden your expression and the insights needed for you to develop a more authentic design. It is a 3-day, totally ‘hands-on’ course that focuses on the integration of flat, curved and double-curved surfaces from a design, planning and construction perspective.

Module 1

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Designing process and effective documentation for working drawings

How to equip professionals for knowledge based on experience, aiming to understand the appropriate application of non-rectilinear forms and how they can support, extend and synthesize the current predominant use of rectilinear forms.

Development of aesthetic perception and the practical skills of working with irregular shapes

All design disciplines see the integration of straight and curvilinear forms as crucial for their work (have you noticed how is the design process of cars, yachts, boats, furniture, landscaping, ceramics, cutlery, sanitary fittings, hardware, toys, sports equipment, shoes, fashion accessories and just about everything we use in our daily lives?). The intention is to be able to include this balanced approach to employ curved and straight forms in architectural practice.

How your particular personality style supports and limits your creativity

both your design work and how you manage your relationships with colleagues and clients. Through this, you also are gonna understand the specific needs of your clients and how they can be better attended.

This course is for curious architects, willing to learn and go beyond.

We do support you in the search for truly innovative ideas. No more copy-paste.
We talk about communication that supports the creative process.
We offer the knowledge and the chance for you to develop your skills and take the first step to a more audacious approach to innovative freedom.
By the way, architectural students, engineers, landscape designers and designers are more than welcome, after all, how many times we work together, on the same team, right?

Accredited by The South African Institute for Architects (SAIA). The three-days workshops are validated as a Category One CPD activity 6 CPD credits.

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Day one

The white flat elephant

Why is designing with physical models, surfaces and volumes, critical for sculptural design?

The language of surfaces

How to introduce, with assertiveness, curved surfaces in your project, through understanding the ABC of shapes?

Effective Documentation

Most of the methods used to document working drawings are inadequate (or inefficient) for a sculptural design. How to solve this problem and make the documentation process efficient without compromising creative freedom?

Creativity 101

Learn to think with your hands: improvising to directly access the unexpected. How can you be amazed by your own creative potential and your project?

Time for reflection

Looking at your journey, where personal and professional areas overlap into one individual, where are the golden opportunities in your life?

Day two

Documenting 2D Shapes

5 indispensable techniques that we use to ensure that our innovative design will be built precisely as we designed it.

Form follows Feeling

What kind of experience do I want to offer to the user of the space I am designing for? Experience how feelings are essential to make your projects timeless.

The art of conversation

How to instantly boost the dynamism of our discussions so that we become a reliable and abundant source of creative ideas?

Co-creation

How to preserve a group work atmosphere that is enjoyable, creative, consistent, and effective.

Time to Reflect

In what situations do you observe yourself saying ‘maybe later’ or ‘who knows later’? What changes can you make when you change this way of thinking / acting?

Day three

Documenting 3D Shapes

3 advanced techniques to ensure that the complexity of your project will be executed exactly as designed.

The alphabet of form

How to create volumes and shapes so that your constructions evoke certain sensations and feelings appropriate to their use.

A simple off-page technique

How your projects can be extremely expressive and fun, without breaking the budget.

In the spotlight

We want to touch the nerve of what motivates you personally, helping you focus on producing your work feeling more inspired, creative and equipped with tools.