Means of expression and representation : exploration

ltarc1221  2021-2022  Tournai

Means of expression and representation : exploration
3.00 credits
60.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The method of learning is a progressive one, using areas where the topic to observe or imagine mostly develops from the simplest level to the most complex, but is also repeated. The main topics for analysis are architectural, urban and landscape spaces.  Apart from repeated testing of tools and their relevance, and the acquisition of basic skills in material practice and practice of doing a project, students gain greater awareness and memory through observation and analysis as well as individual experience of different media.
This teaching unit explores ideas behind inhabited space, its nature and the properties of architecture made tangible by representation. It forms part of this process of progressive and cumulative learning.
The topics covered in Means of expression and Representation 1: Introduction are reviewed, advanced and complemented:
  • Outline
  • Proportions
  • Composition
  • Orthogonal, cylindrical and conical projections of observed and projected space
  • Observational drawing
  • Expressive drawing
  • communicative drawing.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students will explore the means of expression to explore and reveal a current or imagined realit : objects, wider and more complex architectural spaces and issues. They will also be assessed on their ability to explore the following learning outcomes of the learning outcomes reference framework (Bachelor level):
Design a project
  • Analyse, consider and invent architectural practices through drawings and models
Express an architectural procedure
  • Be familiar with, understand and use the codes for representing space, in three dimensions
  • Convey the experience of spatiality by observing it and posing questions
  • Test and use relevant means of communication in relation to the target objectives
Place the action
  • Recognise, observe and describe the targeted environments and contexts
  • Ombres et lumières, J.P. Jugmann, Editions de la Vilette
Teaching materials
  • Moodle
  • Teams
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)