METHODS OF REPRESENTATION FOR THE PROJECT

METHODS OF REPRESENTATION FOR THE PROJECT

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Code
83902
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9915 ARCHITECTURE (LM-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ARCHITECTURE)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to train the student on the scientific and critical theory and on the practice of producing drawings, and images for the contemporary architectural project.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides knowledge and skills needed to represent the architectural design during the conception and presentation phases. With this in mind, the themes related to the production of images for the project in its different scalar dimensions are studied in depth. The representation is seen as a way of addressing the complexity of the project, intended as an ex-novo act of creation or as a system of operations functional to cognitive processes affirming its value as an autonomous aesthetic subject expressive of forms of critical research.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will face a theoretical and practical path that will lead him to know the scientific fundamentals (geometric, optical and perceptive) and the technical methods of using some updated tools for creating models, drawings and images (parametric modeling, photo insertion, rendering, panoramic photography, video.

An exercitation is proposed which consists in creating a spatial configuration through parametric modeling systems, in its insertion in an urban context and in its representation choosing the modes of expression considered most effective.

The student will acquire not only the technical tools, but also the critical ones that will enable him to motivate and illustrate the different processing stages.

PREREQUISITES

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Teaching methods

The lessons are divided into lectures, participate lessons (critical discussions) and elaboration of models, drawings, photographs and images.

THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following subjects:

Geometry and parametric models for architecture

-Theoretical and applicative aspects of modelling: mathematical and numerical representation, parametric modeling
-Curved lines and surfaces: modeling and use in architecture
-Particular geometric aspects (Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, invariants and projective and topological geometry, symmetry and attractor) and their applications to architecture

-The tessellations in plane and space and their application in the transition from ideal geometric forms to real architectural forms

 

Architecture and context

- Generation and Insertion of a configuration in a context

- Photographic insertion

- Panoramic photography

- Hybrid configurations of drawings, photographs and images

-rendering, animation and video

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The course uses pieces extracts of texts available in the library, including:

-Pottman H. (2007), Architectural geometry. Bentley, Exton (PA)

-Burry, J., & Burry, M. (2010). The new mathematics of architecture. London: Thames & Hudson.

-Picon A. (2010), Digital Culture in Architecture, an Introduction for the Design Professions, Birkhäuser, Basel.

-Tedeschi A., AAD Algorithms-aided design: parametric strategies using Grasshopper, Napoli: Edizioni Le Penseur, 2014

-Càndito C. (2016), Modelli e immagini per la rappresentazione dell’architettura, Roma: Aracne

-Càndito C. (2020), Rappresentazione e Accessibilità per l’Architettura, Morrisville, NC: Lulu.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

ANDREA QUARTARA

ILENIO CELORIA

MATTEO FLAVIO MANCINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The lessons are divided into lectures, participate lessons (critical discussions) and elaboration of models, drawings, photographs and images.

THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY.

LESSONS START

See calendar of the first semester (September/Dicember)

EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam consists in the delivery and discussion of the elaboration carried out during the course.

Assessment methods

FINAL ASSESSMENT - Takes into account:

- curriculum of deliveries and revisions for attending students or, for those who do not attend, periodic processing to be agreed and reviewed with the teachers;

- evaluation of the final delivery;

-evaluation of the oral discussion based on the knowledge of the properly chosen scientific and critical foundations.