Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Computered modelisation and representation II

AR-412

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

Français

Remarque

Cours exceptionnellement donné en anglais en 2017-18

Résumé

A key competence for every architect is 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.

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APPARENT REALITIES - CONSTRUCTING THE VIEW

The course focuses on experimenting with artistic digital image-based techniques for interpreting reality and transmitting ideas. The core issue are 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 situations but have been arranged, alienated or completely constructed. The course is structured in four teaching units and involves different image techniques. Using examples of application from the fields of film, advertising, art, photography and architecture, different concepts and positions will be introduced: arranged scenes and image captured by means of a camera (STAGED REALITY), alienation and retouching using various image processing techniques (MANIPULATED REALITY), montage using different image fragments (MERGED REALITY), and computer-generated images (RENDERED REALITY). By explaining the different digital image processing techniques and using the knowledge gained in the lecture series and the exercises, students will acquire an extended vocabulary in terms of pictorial approaches. The possibilities and potential afforded by digital image techniques will be explored. Students will develop during the course of the semester a pictorial work comprising several images ' on the basis of the contents communicated in the teaching units and the assignments that are continuously given. Attendance is thus mandatory. The number of participants is limited to 60 students. The teaching language is English. The course encourages the use of manual and digital instruments in engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

Mots-clés

Idea and representation, the real and the imaginary, the object and its representation, architectural expression, figurative tools, digital image techniques, photography, digital post-processing, retouching, montage, visualization, 3D-modelling and rendering.

Compétences requises

Concepts importants à maîtriser

Acquis de formation

A la fin de ce cours l'étudiant doit être capable de:

Méthode d'enseignement

Lectures and practical work (individual).

Travail attendu

Méthode d'évaluation

Practical work during the semester.

Oral groups Review final work.

Encadrement

Office hours Non
Assistants Non
Forum électronique Non

Ressources

Bibliographie

Bibliography provided during the course.

In the programs

  • Architecture, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Computered modelisation and representation II
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Digital Humanities, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Computered modelisation and representation II
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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