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UE N : Art et architecture: constructing the view II

AR-416

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.

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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 that 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 that do not solely aim for the most exact realisation of photographic rendition?

 

This module will focus on working with experimental 3D rendering techniques. The main interest lies in the calculated visualisation of vagueness and imperfection. Using the rendering program Cinema 4D, students will develop a compelling series of images, ranging from two-dimensional visual compositions to figurative and fictitious arrangements of objects. Step by step, students will be introduced 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 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, computer rendering

 

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Learning Outcomes

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

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    • 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, 2020-2021, 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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