Geometry of Architecture: Muqarnas

Subject: Geometry, Architecture
Dates: 29 August 2017 - 1 September 2017
Time: 10:30-17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Joachim Tantau
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

Muqarnas is a form of ornamented vaulting found in domes and entrances in traditional architecture throughout the Islamic world.

Learn about the origins and symbolism of this form, analyse underlying 2D and 3D geometries and learn to hand-draw these geometric patterns.

Finally, assemble models and experience first-hand the implications and possibilities for different materials.

Some familiarity with geometry will be useful on this course.

All materials will be included.


Tutor biography

Joachim Tantau

Joachim Tantau is a designer and woodworker based in Hamburg, Germany. He graduated from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2013, receiving the Barakat Prize for his research into the geometry and design principles of Andalusian Muqarnas.

Joachim has also taught on the Outreach Programme for The Prince’s School, including workshops on marquetry and woodworking techniques in the UK, Egypt, Spain and Azerbaijan.