Architectural Modelling and Representation


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The course aims to provide knowledge useful for analyzing, developing, and producing virtual models and digital images for three-dimensional architectural representation. Addressing the digital reproduction of real environments and structures, the course will delve into processes, methods, and tools suitable for creating integrated operational workflows for three-dimensional modeling. By utilizing various platforms and model types, students will be encouraged to enhance their critical awareness through theoretical lectures and practical exercises. The objective is to offer a range of operational techniques for creating three-dimensional, geometric, and parametric digital models, emphasizing the iterative potential of different representations. The course also seeks to examine rendering challenges alongside the acquisition of knowledge pertaining to the development of media languages for virtual architectural storytelling. Through this approach, students will gain a solid foundation in 3D modeling fundamentals, digital media integration, and the creation of realistic representations.

At the end of the course the student must learn:
    • The historical evolution of architectural modeling, tracing its development from antiquity to contemporary digital representations;
    • Key terms and definitions associated with 3D modeling language;
    • Recognition and comprehension of various types of 3D models, including an understanding of their distinctive qualities and graphical properties;
    • Proficiency in utilizing appropriate tools for digital model processing in architecture, along with proficiency in the digital language of forms to interface with different 3D modeling software;
    • Familiarity with the primary forms of visual simulation throughout history and the rendering techniques commonly employed in architectural practice.

Course material

Calendar of lessons of Architectural Modelling and Representation course a.a. 2023/2024