23/03 - 01/04/22

surface beyond body – Surface, body and architecture (AT)

Develop a spatial idea, in which surfaces awareness in space plays the dominant role.

The course aims to develop a spatial idea in groups where surface-awareness plays a crucial role in space. We attempt to explore the surface content through multiple aspects in a spatial composition context.

The workshop offers a general overview of and an introduction to the broad range of creative training as well as possible fields in which students may engage in the future. Students will be provided with a grounding in the interdisciplinary nature of the work of architects and designers with regard to space in current as well as future professional practice. Training in the flexibility of approaches and in spatial awareness will also be offered.

In the surface beyond body – Surface, body and architecture (AT)-program, we explore the functions and the design of spaces in an authentic Bauhaus building. The essence of architectural space is described in three stages:

Vertical surfaces, Horizontal surfaces and Irregular surfaces.

Physical experiments with the body and exercises with all the senses will help participants in perceiving the connection between context and design. If all of our senses are activated and trained, we can benefit from a wealth of experiences. Students will work in groups. It is recommended that in each group students from different specializations should work together.

This course includes an attendance phase in Weimar from March 23 to April 1, 2023.

Bachelor-Students – Architecture / Interior Design.

Dr. Ing. Luise Nerlich 

1977, Weimar
Architect, Lecturer, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Manolis Iliakis

1973, Tripolis-Peloponnese, GR Architect-Spatial Designer, Interior Design Pathway Leader, VAKALO Art & Design College in Athens.

The course fee is 300 EURO. Participants, coming from the partner universites in the framework of Erasmus BIP scholarship and the BUW students don't pay the course fee.


Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)


Part I: Online
Monday, 16.01 10:00 - 11:30
Monday, 23.01 10:00 - 11:30
Monday, 30.01 10:00 - 11:30
Monday, 06.02 10:00 - 11:30

Part II: on site in Weimar
March 23 to April 1, 2023



The course language is English.