Coursebooks 2017-2018

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UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II

AR-416

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

English

Withdrawal

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

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Summary

Key competence for architects is the ability to represent ideas and communicate a project's aims coherently. Therefore, the UE-N focuses on experimenting with artistic techniques for interpreting reality and transmitting ideas.

Content

Visualizing Vagueness

The image as a medium has always played an important role in architecture. The creation of architecture is always preceded by a phase of imagination, be it in the form of a sketch, a diagram, a plan or a perspective ' abstract or not. Architecture has always been imagined and communicated by means of images and pictures. Today, digital image editing allows the creation of images which are nearly impossible to distinguish from a photograph. But what other image strategies and aesthetics can be pursued with the help of digital image techniques ' image strategies which are not only aimed at the most exact realization of photographic rendition?

The module will focus on working with experimental 3D rendering techniques. The main interest lies in the calculated visualization of vagueness and imperfection. Using the rendering programme Cinema 4D, students will develop a compelling series of images, ranging from two-dimensional image compositions to figurative and fictitious arrangements of objects. Students will be introduced step-by-step to the software and its possible configurations. The goal is to develop unconventional and experimental image strategies and aesthetics for architectural representation using 3D rendering techniques. 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

  • Architecture, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • 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, 2017-2018, 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

Reference week

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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
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Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German