Learning outcomes of the course unit
Making a survey of an architectural structure means first of all being able to express it graphically, measure it and finally redraw it in a final form, which nowadays means using computer instruments.
Fundamentals of representation
Course contents summary
The drawing is considered the most appropriate tool for analysing and understanding a building, or part of a building, and therefore be able to study it. It is through first Euclidean, then projective and finally descriptive geometry that the bases for producing a “good drawing” will be offered. It is descriptive geometry that makes it possible to transfer three-dimensional objects in space onto a two-dimension sheet of paper. The representation of reality is displayed through a graphic model that becomes a tool for controlling the object itself. Once having acquired basic drawing tools, preliminary surveys will be created and the measurement phase initiated.
M. Docci, G. Maestri, Il rilevamento architettonico - Storia metodi e disegno, Bari 1984.
The course takes place four hours a week and has a strong application-oriented approach. Out of a total of twenty-five lectures, eight will take place in the classroom and will be more theoretical, whereas those remaining will be devoted to field application.
The examination will consist of the realization of four exercises on existing architectural organisms. The works will be collected at the end of the lecture and will only be given back during the final examination. The final work, on the other hand, will consist of a real survey carried out on an architectural work, the theme of which will be established in the course of the year.