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REPRESENTATION WORKSHOP 1

CODE 81027
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 8 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/17
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Sciences of architecture)
SEMESTER Annual
SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Sciences of architecture 8694 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • REPRESENTATION WORKSHOP 2 107021
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course provides the theoretical and practical bases on representation, which constitutes the language for the communication of architectural contents, with traditional and digital tools. The methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane are the grammar of this language. The history of representation creates a link with the past and allows us to interpret and use contemporary conventions and expressive qualities of architectural drawing.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will face a theoretical and practical path that will lead him to understand the projective meaning of the methods of representation (axonometric, orthogonal, perspective and quoted projections). Through these foundations, he will come to interpret and produce architectural drawings capable of communicating his/her spatial ideas. Particular attention will be paid to the history of representation that students will learn to know not only in a theoretical way, but also by analyzing the conventional characteristics of drawing and images, in addition to their expressive value through the creation of their own elaborations in the awareness of their meaning in practice and in contemporary architectural culture. The course will include the experimentation of some techniques related to the traditional tools of geometric design (squares and compasses, freehand, use of color) and digital, to encourage continuity among them in the search for one's own expressive mode.

PREREQUISITES

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TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will consist of lectures, participated lessons and drawing practice. 

Some activities are proposed to create one's own work that summarizes the themes of geometric foundations, the history of representation and expressive content.

Students are required to engage in an active didactic modality, which is stimulated by critical discussions, also through World Café sessions, and the exercise of expression and reception of feedback. It is thus intended to develop some soft skills of students by encouraging relationships, creativity and reflection on the learning path.

THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY WITH EXERCISES AND EXPLANATIONS.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following subjects:
- Methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane (perspective, orthogonal projections, axonometry and level curves)
- Theory of shadows
- Elements of Projective Geometry applied to Descriptive Geometry 
- Representation of curved lines and surfaces 
- Reverse-perspective constructions
- Drawing, image and model
- Drawing as a language to communicate and interpret form
- Architectural drawing: conventions and types of drawing and images
- Digital and traditional Representation
- History of representation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mandatory text:

-A descriptive Geometry manual of your choice. If not possessed, ask to the teacher, who will also make available additional notes.

Optional text (especially recommended for those who have not already practiced architectural design):

-Docci M., Maestri D., Gaiani M. (2017), Scienza del disegno. Manuale per le Facoltà di Architettura e Ingegneria, Torino: CittàStudi

Further texts on the the history of representation or specific themes are available in the library or made available to students:

-De Rosa A., Sgrosso A., Giordano A. (2001), La geometria nell’immagine, Torino, Utet, 3 voll.

-Càndito C. (2009), Il disegno e l’ombra. Fondamenti, metodi e applicazioni attuali della teoria delle ombre, Firenze: Alinea

https://www.academia.edu/1130328/Il_disegno_e_lombra._Fondamenti_metodi_e_applicazioni_attuali_della_teoria_delle_ombre_al_disegno

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

MASSIMO MALAGUGINI

ALESSANDRO MELONI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

around mid-october https://architettura.unige.it/node/430

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam consists of two parts: written exam and oral exam.

The written test contains theoretical questions and graphic exercises on the fundamentals and applications of representation methods.

The oral exam consists in the discussion of the graphic drawings to show the knowledge of the topics covered in the course and the ability to apply it to the analysis and creation of drawings and images.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

STUDENTS WHO GET POSITIVE EVALUATIONS IN INTERMEDIATE TESTS (WHICH EXEMPT FROM THE WRITTEN TEST) AND TAKE PART IN THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES (DELIVERIES IN ITINERE) SUPPORT A REDUCED EXAM.

FINAL ASSESSMENT- Takes into account:

- curriculum of deliveries and revisions for attending students or, for those who do not attend, substitute processing to be agreed and revised (AT LEAST 1 TIME) with the teacher;

- average evaluation of in itinere tests or of the written test;

- evaluation of the graphic excercises;

- evaluation of the monographic exercise;

-oral discussion about themes and exercitation of the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Se necessarie revisioni, contattare la docente (cristina.candito@unige.it) entro metà gennaio Per sostenere l'esame occorre comunicare (cristina.candito@unige.it) : -codice e nome del corso: ……………… ……………………………………………… -ottenimento di esonero o valutazione scritta: data ………… valutazione …… -ottenimento di valutazione della cartellina (SI/NO) ………. valutazione ……… -ottenimento di valutazione di esercitazione finale (SI/NO) ………. valutazione ……… -ottenimento di valutazione di Workshop Disegno dal vero e ombre (SI/NO) ………. valutazione ……… -richiesta di aiuto per (esempio: revisione tavole…): …………………..
07/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Esame di Laboratorio di Rappresentazione 1A (Candito)-per soli frequentanti Aula 4D Partecipano solo gli studenti che hanno assolto agli obblighi di consegne, esercitazioni ed esonero scritto
28/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Esame di Laboratorio/ Fondamenti di Rappresentazione 1A (Candito) aula 4D Alle ore 9 inizierà la prova scritta (presentarsi se si sono già effettuate le valutazioni delle esercitazioni richieste; contattare la docente per spiegazioni / revisioni e valutazioni cristina.candito@unige.it) A seguire si terrà la prova orale