Coursebooks

Apparent realities - Constructing the view

AR-495

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

course not available for exchange students

Summary

Key competences for every architect are the ability to represent ideas coherently and communicate a project’s aims effectively. Design, painting, photography, modelling and graphics are essential to the architectural project and become didactic instruments for the development of individual talent.

Content

The course focuses on experimenting with artistic digital image-based techniques for interpreting reality and transmitting ideas. The emphasis will be on image strategies and techniques for recording apparent reality. We will investigate image constructs that appear realistic, that are not based on a real existing encountered situation but have been arranged, alienated or completely constructed.

The core focus of the course lies on the field of computer graphics and computer-generated imagery. Various concepts and methods of computer-assisted image generation will be presented in a historical summary and will be illustrated and developed in more depth by means of application examples from the fields of film, video games, advertising, art and architecture. The students will then receive an introduction to the 3D graphics software "Cinema 4D", on the basis of which the course participants will develop a series of computer-generated still-life images as their final project. The course encourages the use of manual and digital instruments in engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

The number of participants is limited to 70 students. You may attend the course only once ¿ either in the fall semester 2018 or spring semester 2019. The course will be held in English.

Keywords

idea and representation, the real and the imaginary, the object and its representation, visualization, digital image techniques, computer graphics, computer-generated imagery, CGI, rendering, cinema 4D, still-life

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops, and practical work (individual)

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Review of final work (100% of grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

In the programs

  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Apparent realities - Constructing the view
    • Number of places
      70
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Apparent realities - Constructing the view
    • Number of places
      70
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Apparent realities - Constructing the view
    • Number of places
      70
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Apparent realities - Constructing the view
    • Number of places
      70
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German