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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 097767 - IC ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY AND ADVANCED REPRESENTATION
Docente De Falco Carlo , Hemmerling Marco
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1018) ARCHITETTURA - PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA***AZZZZ097767 - IC ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY AND ADVANCED REPRESENTATION
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURA***AZZZZ097767 - IC ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY AND ADVANCED REPRESENTATION

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

SIMPLE COMPLEXITIES

 

Context

However recent software packages allow for the designing of all kinds of shapes it appears that great
spatial or structural effects can be achieved with much simpler geometrical operations if applied creatively.
We will therefore focus on researchbased design-strategies that aim to unfold hidden complexities of
(at-first-sight) rather simple surface definitions. In this case we will focus on the formation, variation
and intersection of developable and/or ruled surfaces.

 In architectural history we find a great amount of examples for the use of these surfaces:
be it Gaudi and his vaults for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, be it Eladio Dieste’s Brickwalls,
Shukhov’s hyperboloidal tower, or recent examples, like matterstudio’s “La Voûte de LeFevre” at
Knowlton University. All examples show a great degree of spatial effects and apparent formal complexity
while the architecture’s geometry is in fact comparably simple.

 

Design task

Thus, the design task is to develop a surface-based design strategy for a sheltering structure by
using only the geometrical entities that will be presented during the course.
With these the aim should be to create formal/structural transitions to form and to construct diversified spaces.
Furthermore, the module aims at an in-depth understanding of the underlying geometric principles and their
mathematical definitions. Hence, next to the development of an intriguing spatial design, based on fairly simple geometries,
the theoretical examination and documentation will be an essential part of each individual project.

Note on software tools

The main software tool used for the course will be Rhinoceros3d: https://www.rhino3d.com/

For algorithmic modeling we will be considering both visual programming in
Grashopper (http://www.grasshopper3d.com/) and scripting in
Python (http://developer.rhino3d.com/guides/rhinopython/)

 


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Final Evaluation Procedure

For the the final exam the design task is to develop a surface-based design
strategy for an architectural structure by using only the geometrical entities
that will be presented during the course.

With these the aim should be to create formal/structural transitions to form
and to construct diversified spaces.

The final evaluation will be performed at the end of the semester and will based on :
  1.  Assessment of Class Work (group or individual).
  2.  Oral Presentation (group or individual).

Each part of the evaluation aims to check the achievements of the following educational goals:

  1.  Assessment of Class Work: applying knowledge and understanding; making judgements; learning skills; communication skills
  2.  Oral Presentation: knowledge and understanding; making judgements; communication skills

To complement the oral presentation the students will have  to deliver the following material :

  1. PDF presentation, containing all necessary information, like diagrams, drawings, renderings and fotos explaining the design process,
    the result as well as the theoretical and geometrical principles.
  2. Physical models, including sketch models from the process as well as a final presentation model.
  3. Open file formats, (e.g.: .3dm/.gh, .tif, .doc).

Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPottmann, Helmut; et.al, Architectural Geometry, Anno edizione: 2009
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBalmond, Cecil, Informa, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBurry, Marc, Gaudi Unseen. Completing the Sagrada Familia, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHemmerling, M.; Cocchiarella, L., Informed Architecture, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2017

Mix Forme Didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore didattiche
lezione
36.0
esercitazione
49.0
laboratorio informatico
0.0
laboratorio sperimentale
0.0
progetto
0.0
laboratorio di progetto
0.0

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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Area Servizi ICT
04/04/2020