Coursebooks

UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II

AR-416

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

English

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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

IMAGINARY COMPOSITES

Perception, inspiration and imagination serve as essential cornerstones and starting points in every creative activity in design and architecture. We are nowadays experiencing profound changes and will be confronted in future with even more fundamental upheavals in the areas of technology, society and ecology. Creativity, inventiveness und mental agility will be in high demand especially among the current and future generations of students and trainees. Creativity is nurtured by a mentally agile, playful, sometimes near naive approach. This mental act, not always logical, mostly driven by intuition, is also of paramount importance for our continued existence because ' in an environment characterized by rationally operating computers and machines ' it is this non-rational and elusive tactic that will offer and secure an irreplaceable place for us humans in future.

The module will focus on working with experimental and visual compositional techniques. The main interest lies in the visual connecting and rearranging of what is seemingly incompatible, image constructions that have very little to do with reality, utopia in terms of content, composed however in terms of visual vocabulary mostly as photographs, thus apparently very plausible and realizable. The participants develop on the computer a series of unconventional image collages based on the new arrangement of found image parts. The main focus will be on the re-interpretation of architectural components, which will be interwoven and placed in new visual and semantic contexts. The course encourages the use of digital instruments in engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

 

Keywords

experimental and visual compositional techniques, rearranging, idea and representation, the real and the imaginary, the object and its image, architectural expression, figurative digital tools, digital image techniques, photography, image montage, rendering

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops, practical work (individual): intermediate exercises and final work, desk critiques.

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Bibliography provided during the course.

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • AR Exchange, 2018-2019, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

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  • Lecture in German