Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Architecture Drawing and Survey Laboratory
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Architecture - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Marotta Anna ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     20 40 0 60 5
Marotta Anna ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     20 40 0 30 5
Marotta Anna ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     20 40 0 30 5
Spallone Roberta ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/17 20 40 0 60 9
Spallone Roberta ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/17 20 40 0 30 9
Spallone Roberta ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/17 20 40 0 30 9
Zich Ursula ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ICAR/17 20 40 0 60 9
Zich Ursula ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ICAR/17 20 40 0 30 9
Zich Ursula ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ICAR/17 20 40 0 30 9
SSD CFU Activities Area context
A - Di base
A - Di base
F - Altre attività (art. 10)
Rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente
Rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente
Abilità informatiche e telematiche
Subject fundamentals
The Laboratory of Drawing and Surveying aims to build the scientific foundations (theoretical and practical) of language of the design (and related codes); this is a discipline which represent the main form of expression of the architect.
Drawing and geometry are understood as "vision and conception of the world", according to the theoretical assumptions of practice (subjectivity and objectivity in representation), the critique of knowledge in the event of the project, from concept to completion, including visual characters (and perception in general) as a design parameter.
In this context the analysis of form needs to be fully understood - in all possible applications – as it is based on the culture of vision itself.
The term Survey need to be understood as an "open system of knowledge": this will include documentary research and interpretation, together with critical reading of the object of investigation and direct surveying.
At the end of the workshop the student will be able to use the language of drawing, including the methodologies and the latest techniques, to learn, to create, to interpret, to represent and to communicate.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the methods of encoded representation of descriptive geometry and graphic conventions at different scales and in different stages of reduction, both at analysis or at project level, including the ability of critical selection in visual communication project as well as the control of the procedures chosen.
Knowledge of the methods of interpretation analysis and the techniques for the acquisition of the existing metrics , also with reference to the traditional methods .
Knowledge of the methods of graphic communication, written-graphic, even with the support of multimedia technologies.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
Ability to read and recognize the geometric and architectural basis of the built space, both historical and contemporary.
Ability to set up the stages of cognitive analysis with the target to show its peculiarities.
Ability to plan, coordinate and carry out surveys and to generate geometric, architectonics or thematic graphic renderings realized at different scales, together with a critical selection of the proper tools to be used in the private practice.
Ability to represent existing constructions and new projects through the application of traditional and innovative techniques, with a special focus on the latest development of the digital representation.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic knowledge of Euclidean geometry and its lexicon.
The Laboratory consists of three main areas: Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry (4 CFU), Computer-aided drawing (3 CFU), Drawing and Surveying (5 CFU).

Syllabus of proff. Marotta and Zich
The Laboratory consists of three main areas: Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry (4 CFU), Computer-aided drawing (3 CFU), Drawing and Surveying (5 CFU).
The teaching aims to provide students with the theory and application of the language of design in its many forms, from theory to practice to get to interpret the existing, manage the project and communicate successfully through the critical and graphic language.
The course will consist of :
Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry ( 4 CFU )
• Orthographic projections
• axonometries
• Perspectives
• shade and shadows
Computer-aided drawing ( 3 CFU )
• Theoretical foundations of the representation infographics applied to architecture .
• Setting the infographic design .
• Organization of the work space electronics.
• Setting of the views to the press, in connection with the methods and codes of representation .
Drawing and Surveying ( 5CFU )
• drawing as a tool to learn, interpret, and communicate
• Vision / perception
• Represent the design
• Analysis of graphic sources
• Survey as complex information system : to represent the built
• Direct survey
• Photographic survey
• Urban survey
• The communication of survey’s outcomes

Syllabus of prof. Spallone
For simplicity of exposition are listed the topics relating to each of the three areas that constitute the Laboratory, with the caveat that they will closely interrelated in the teaching activity.
Similarly, the theoretical content and the exercitation will take place in continuum on the application issues identified.
- Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry ( 4 CFU - 40 hours)
Principles of projective geometry and descriptive geometry.
Orthographic projections.
Axonometric projections.
Perspective projections.
Shade and shadows.
Geometric representation of vaulted systems in the atria of Turin.

- Computer aided drawing (3CFU - 30 hours)
Theoretical foundations of digital representation applied to architecture: drawing as a model.
Settings of 2D and 3D model.
Organization of the work-spaces.
Setting views for printing, in connection with representation methods and codes.

- Drawing and Surveying (5CFU - 50 hours)
Architectural drawing from the origin to the present day: the representation methods and graphic standards.
The spatial "re-drawing" of a project of masters of architecture as a heuristic practice.
Elements for drawing of the historic architecture: vaults, orders and moldings.
Survey as open system of knowledge: the theoretical foundations and the Chart of Survey.
Survey as open system of knowledge: from archival research and literature, to direct measurement, to graphic representation, to thematic interpretation.
From geometric abstraction to built architecture: survey of the atria in Turin.
Surveying and representation of a urban / architectural space: identification of morphological variants and invariants.
Delivery modes
Syllabus of proff. Marotta and Zich
Each topic will include lectures and exercises, the ability to deliver drawing which will be corrected and discussed directly with students (some of the lessons will be all together, other teams; some work will be individual, other group to develop critical attention to the sharing of a language and the ability to work in team mode's own professional architect; the final exam is individual).

Syllabus of prof. Spallone
Each of the three areas mentioned above will include lessons, exercitations (in the classroom and in- situ) and ex- tempore. Students will be required to perform some exercises in a group, the complexity of which work want to simulate, even with the necessary pedagogic simplifications, the future professional activity. Exercitations and ex- tempore will be subject to a number of revisions during the year, aimed at the progressive refinement of the graphic language of the students.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
The bibliography will be provided during the lessons as thematic contributions to individual subjects.
Additional materials, selected by the teacher, will be available on the Web-Portal.
Assessment and grading criteria
The final exam will ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skill expectations. During the exam session the student will discuss their drawings that have been carried out in the form of an ex-tempore in the classroom (each of them will be assessed in thirtieth) and individual tutorials, with the adding of graphics developments and verbal considerations over the content and themes of the Laboratory.
In order to be admitted at the final exam each student must have shown along the course a sufficient knowledge of the theory and applications of the topics of the course.
During the exam, the review of the drawings already corrected and commented allows examiners to verify the level of ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the contents of course. All the drawings realized along the course will be returned to the student prior the exam, in order to allow a critical review of the errors recorded.
The ability of the student to interact effectively with the teacher will be part of the student evaluation, as well as the capability to independently manage the experience of the exercises with their respective outcomes (achievement of intermediate targets), together with the conscious application of the methods acquired and the capability to expose and effectively communicate their educational growth.
The workshop consists of three main areas: Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry (4 CFU), Computer-aided drawing (3 CFU), Drawing and Surveying (5 CFU): in order to pass the exam it is necessary that the student obtains a minimum rating of 18 / 30 in each of them.
The final grade will come from an average of the results obtained, weighted by the above CFU weights.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2015/16

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