Architecture Graphic Expression I.
3rd semester Architecture Degree 2014-15
In the course of Architectural Graphic Expression I, in the third semester of degree of architecture is to enhance communication of architectural design, working with advanced graphic tools. Through the graphic language, students learn to express themselves and to read the information that a drawing can provide us. Therefore as important is knowing how to use the appropriate tool as getting a graphic object that synthesizes architectural message we want to communicate in each project.
For this purpose, several references are suggested in order to study the architectural space, and to think about the best way for graphic expression to convey the essence of architecture. Students choose from a given list a housing project to work on. These references are supplemented with graphic objectives to achieve the aspiration to use graphic language correctly and professionally.
Nuria Sapena Bondia, worked in the Moledo house by Eduardo Souto de Moura (1991-1998). Resolved as a linear piece that fits into the ground and adapts to the existing slope of the mountain. Nuria has managed to explore the best way to explain the architecture of the house through a remarkable style quality and treatment of the drawings.
Stefano Eger worked on the Poli House project, by Pezo von Ellrichshausen in Chile (2005). Consisting of a prismatic concrete and forcefull volume enclosing a complex space house, on several levels. The graphical result of Stefano is remarkable for finding the perfect plot to further explain the space, and the quality and technical level in the drawings.
Worth mentioning Rocío Julian Gil, who worked on the Azeitao house by Aires Mateus, Portugal (2003). Consisting of a pre-existing surround building that Mateus brothers transformed into housing with a set of volumes that seem to hang from the ceiling generating an open space on the ground floor, as the main room of the house. Rocío’s drawings are remarkable for the quality and the expressive power.
The analysis and understanding of exciting projects is an enrichment of projective and architectural references, favoring the future project process evolution of the student. Besides an overview of the graphical tool both 2D and 3D is favored as a mechanism for communication of architectural design