OA19DAT1 - Techniques for digital representation 1

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Techniques for digital representation 1
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OA19DAT1 mandatory 3 0P + 2V 3.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
- -
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to digital tools for visualization of architectural projects and enable students to create architectural presentations using basic computer techniques. These tools include a combination of graphical software for two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Adobe packages, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Cinema4D ...).
Learning outcomes
The student will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge on how to present his/her idea in three-dimensional software with digital tools.
Architectural presentations: Digital tools for architectural presentations. Overview of basic software packages for sketching, design and spatial modeling. Basic tools and methods for 2D drawing and presentation of architectural models. Application of software tools for technical documentation. Tools for fast modeling of three-dimensional architectural forms. Basics of realistic presentation of architectural objects.
Teaching Methods
Classes take place through a multi-day workshop using computers and digital tools. The workshop was conceived through short introductory demonstrations of digital tools and software, and student's work on an individual project with the help of teachers during the workshop.
  1. John Elys, CAD fundamentals for architecture, Laurence King Publishing (2013) (Original title)
  2. Vijay Duggal, A General Guide to Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Cadd Education Center (2000) (Original title)
  3. Michael Brightman, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut, Wiley (2013) (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
Digital model