Coursebooks

UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I

AR-415

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

English

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Summary

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

Content

Close-up - the unobtrusive beauty of the everyday

Perception serves as an essential cornerstone and starting point for every creative activity in design and architecture. This module focuses on perception of our everyday environment, beginning with the various spaces that we spend time in daily, along with their objects and the mobile everyday items that surround us. By means of short film and animation sequences, a subtle still life, an excerpt from everyday life, is to be poetically captured: an observed or arranged choreography of objects in a space, as affected by dynamically active influencing factors such as light and shadow, gravity, wind, temperature, sound, or those generated by mechanical forces.

The module offered is divided into two main parts. In the first part, the participants observe or arrange individual still lifes from their daily routine and create a series of poetic close-ups on this basis, in the form of short film sequences that are captured with a camera or mobile phone. In the second part of the module, the real scenes are reconstructed three-dimensionally on a computer and conveyed as animation. The students will receive a full introduction to the 3D software "Cinema 4D", on the basis of which the course participants will create a series of expressive computer animations as their final project. The course encourages the use of manual and digital tools for engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

Keywords

experimental and visual composition techniques, rearranging, idea and representation, the real and the imaginary, the object and its image, architectural expression, figurative digital tools, digital image techniques, CGI, 3D rendering, animation

 

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

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Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
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Resources

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In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • AR Exchange, 2020-2021, Autumn semester
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      UE L : Art and architecture: constructing the view I
    • 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    AAC132
14-15    
15-16    
16-17    AAC132
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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