The course covers issues related to three-dimensional design and architectural representation. Specifically, it focuses on the modeling of architectural compositions, photorealism and animation. At the same time, on a theoretical level, it explores how objects are portrayed in 3D space, virtual reality and cyberspace, which is perceived as a dynamic representation of the architectural form. Part of this focusing on dynamic means of representation is channeled on animation, a means that deals with issues of behavior (materials and individuals in space), energy and transformations.
During the semester, students are invited to address issues related to:
- Geometry, complex forms and modeling (three-dimensional design).
- Light, space and image.
- Transformation and movement.
With the ultimate goal of completing a project and digitally presenting it, the development of a flexible spatial architectural composition is required during the semester. The process is broken down into:
1. Three-dimensional spatial resolution. Clarification of compositional principles and architectural values of the project through a series of representations.
2. Transformations of the model in terms of its geometry and materiality. Variants of utilization of characteristic components of the project, adapting them to new data.
3. Movement and habitation, transformations and new uses.
4. Representations of composition and constructing animated images.
Through the evolutionary process of the exercises, compositional process is recorded and represented while at the same time software-tools are a subject to experimentation, not as simple instruments for the modeling of pre-conceived architectural space but as innovative ways of composing it.