PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EVENT 1

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EVENT 1

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Code
81027
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Sciences of architecture)
semester
Annual
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Representation is the language that communicates architectural content, using both traditional and digital instruments. Descriptive Geometry is the grammar of this language and gives information on the different methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane. These methods consist of conical projection (perspective) and cylindrical projection (orthogonal projections, axonometry and level curves).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific methods of representation and interpretation of architectural drawing.

The history of representation complements any analysis of scientific methods. These methods create an essential link with the past so enabling students to understand how to use drawing appropriately, both with traditional and digital tools.

Teaching methods

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice. 
Optional practical work on one of the subject areas will be recognized with a reduction in the syllabus.

LESSONS SUMMARIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. 

FOREIGN STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT IN ENGLISH DURING THE LESSONS.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following subjects:
- Drawing, image and model
- Drawing as a language to communicate and interpret form
- Architectural drawing: conventions and types of drawing and images
- Project and Survey Drawing 
- Elements of Projective Geometry applied to Descriptive Geometry 
- Methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane (perspective, orthogonal projections, axonometry and level curves)
- Theory of shadows
- Representation of curved lines and surfaces 
-  Reverse-perspective constructions
-  Applications to digital drawing and modeling 
-  History of representation

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

-Boffito M. (2007), Teoria e pratica dei metodi di rappresentazione, Genova: Graphic Sector editore
-Càndito C. (2003), Le proiezioni assonometriche. Origini storiche ed applicazioni agli strumenti per il disegno, Firenze: Alinea
-Càndito C. (2009), Il disegno e l’ombra. Fondamenti, metodi e applicazioni attuali della teoria delle ombre, Firenze: Alinea
Inoltre:
-Boffito M. (1996), Dentro la geometria. Sui prodromi di Geometria Proiettiva, Genova: Il Libraccio
-Càndito C. (2010), Il disegno e la luce, Firenze: Alinea
-Docci M., Maestri D., Gaiani M. (2011), Scienza del disegno. Manuale per le Facoltà di Architettura e Ingegneria, Torino: CittàStudi

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please, write an e-mail to: candito@arch.unige.it

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

MASSIMO MALAGUGINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice. 
Optional practical work on one of the subject areas will be recognized with a reduction in the syllabus.

LESSONS SUMMARIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. 

FOREIGN STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT IN ENGLISH DURING THE LESSONS.

 

LESSONS START

Lessons start with all courses of the first year. 

EXAMS

Exam description

The final examination is made up of two steps: a written and an oral examination. The written exam contains theoretical question and practical application of representation methods. Intermediate texts during the year may substitute the written exam. The oral exam consists of discussion of the topics and presentation of the drawing produced by the student.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED THE COURSE, AND RECEIVED A POSITIVE EVALUATION OF ASSESSMENTS TEXTS AND ACTIVITIES, COULD TAKE A SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED EXAM.

Assessment methods

FINAL ASSESSMENT – will be based on: works produced and delivered during the year, final written test mark (or average mark in progress tests), final assessment of drawings, evaluation on the oral test, evaluation on the workshop and evaluation on history of representation (or written test delivered during the course).

FURTHER INFORMATION