ARCHITECTURAL VISUALISATION


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

During the course the student will acquire fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of various techniques of graphic presentation for the needs of architectural practice. Architectural visualization is presented as a means of communication between different target groups.

The range of presentation techniques allows us to discover different dimensions of presentation – be it two-dimensional graphics, three-dimensional physical models, CAD models and renderings, animations, etc. The student will learn about the classic techniques such as sketches or. croquis, technical drawings, hand-constructed perspectives and axonometric drawings, tinted drawings, collages, but also more complex CAD supported techniques for 3D visualization, post production and desktop-publishing (the student will learn the basics of the following programmes – Photoshop, InDesign, rendering in ArchiCAD,…).

 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course will cover the following topics:

  • basic representation techniques, definitions, examples (line drawing, photo-collage, collage, airbrush…)
  • overview of tools and resources for representation techniques (marker, pencil, chalk, paper, indian ink, stencils, formats, fonts, colour, …)
  • representation of an object in two-dimensional space, projections, axonometrics, …
  • perspective drawing – examples /theory of perspective
  • sketch – the architects freehand drawing (examples, idea sketches in black and white technique)
  • architectural photography (detail)
  • representation techniques for different materials (glass, metal, wood, lacquered surface, textile, stone etc.) in CAD
  • possibilities and specifics of different representation media
  • presentation of an architectural project in a form of the poster (final presentation)

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • STUDY BOOK – K. Pogacar, V. Pogačar, M. Žigart (2017) Arhitekturna vizualizacija, univerzitetni učbenik