International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Importance of Conceptual and Concrete Modelling in Architectural Design Education

Volume 28.1   2009



The design studio is the heart of architectural education. It is where future architects are moulded and the main forum for creative exploration, interaction and assimilation. This article argues for a 'studio-based learning' approach in terms of the impact of design tools, especially sketching and concrete modelling, on the creativity or problem-solving capabilities of a student. The implementation of a 'vertical design studio' model at Gazi University Department of Architecture is reported with examples of students' works.