Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I

AR-415

Enseignant(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

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

Remarque

Inscription faite par la section

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

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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 module offered is divided into two main parts. In a first part, the participants develop on the computer a series of unconventional image collages based on the new arrangement of found photographic image components. In the second part of the module, the focus will be on everyday objects surrounding us. On the basis of a 'Grille de Lecture', their characteristics will be determined, their function queried, and by means of using antonyms, they will be finally visually re-interpreted, modified and taken to their absurd conclusion. The course encourages the use of digital instruments in engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

 

Keywords

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

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others

 

 

 

Resources

Bibliography

Bibliography provided during the course.

Websites

Dans les plans d'études

    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
  • Echange AR, 2017-2018, Semestre automne
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    AAC132
14-15    
15-16    
16-17    AAC132
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand