Geometry of Architecture: Muqarnas

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Joachim Tantau
Full price
£ 385

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 the underlying geometry, and learn to hand-draw these geometric patterns.

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

Who is this course for?

Some familiarity with geometry will be useful on this course.

What should I bring?

All materials will be included.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

Tutor biography

Joachim Tantau

Joachim Tantau is a cabinetmaker and designer. He graduated from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in 2013 where he received the Barakat Prize for his research into the geometry and design principles of Andalusian Muqarnas.

He currently runs a studio in Hamburg, Germany where he produces bespoke furniture and objects d’art. Joachim also teaches workshops on marquetry and woodworking techniques in the UK, Egypt, Spain and Azerbaijan.