Obligatory subject: Faculty of Architecture, Regular English Program
Gábor Üveges PhD
In terms of architectural graphics this semester aims at expanding 'drawing' as a tool, beyond depicting visible objects, into visualizing spatial concepts formulated in the mind. Our form studies continue with an intensive creative project inspired by the input of an invited guest artist. The project concludes with an exhibition at a prominent gallery. The experiential nature of the working process shall effectively develop students' visual thinking and morphological skills. In the third pillar of our studies, digital communication and photography, we will acquire the fundamental skills of conscious visualization.
This semester's drawing projects reach beyond the first year's practice of portraying subjects on display, and concentrate on the depiction of imagined forms and spaces. Installations in the studio will serve merely as a source of inspiration for our imagination, in the process of creating large-scale spatial structures in our minds and visualizing them on our drawings.
space and form studies
A special attention is given to the creative model project, which provides ideal practicing ground for learning, getting known to the sovereign logic of visual thinking and space and form creation, and which at the same time develops creativity and inventive attitude. It is a combination of learning, creativity, discovery and an intellectual adventure. Following through the logic of visual thinking from the plain into space, students create a linear composition, then a collage, and finally turning it into a spatial structure. Final models will be on view in a public exhibition.
The lecture titled 'Digital Collage - Digital Graphics' will summarize the most fundamental conceptual issues, technical questions, theories and know-hows, tools that architecture students need for hybrid digital-manual architectural graphical expression. Then they apply the newly acquired skills and upgrade their first drawing into a hybrid rendering. A subsequent lecture will be dedicated to model photography, the technical skills and conscious image composition.
course schedule AY 2019/2020 fall semester
01. 09.09. (Monday) Introductory lecture, orientation
02. 19.09. (Monday) VERTICAL COMPOSITION, SCALE TRANSFORMATION - three-point perspective, worm's-eye view)
03. 23.09. (Monday) VERTICAL COMPOSITION, SCALE TRANSFORMATION - three-point perspective, worm's-eye view)
04. 30.09. (Monday) LARGE-SCALE INTERIOR, SCALE TRANSFORMATION - extending the field of vision
05. 07.10. (Monday) LARGE-SCALE INTERIOR, SCALE TRANSFORMATION - extending the field of vision
06. 14.10. (Monday) DIGITAL COLLAGE - DIGITAL GRAPHICS - lecture
07. 21.10 (Monday) Preliminary Studio Week - No scheduled class
08. 28.10. (Monday) CREATIVE MODEL PROJECT – 'FROM THE PLAIN INTO SPACE' - form and space creation in two and three dimension
09. 04.11. (Monday) CREATIVE MODEL PROJECT – 'FROM THE PLAIN INTO SPACE' - form and space creation in two and three dimension
10. 11.11. (Monday) CREATIVE MODEL PROJECT – 'FROM THE PLAIN INTO SPACE' - form and space creation in two and three dimension
11. 18.11. (Monday) CREATIVE MODEL PROJECT – 'FROM THE PLAIN INTO SPACE' - form and space creation in two and three dimension
12. 25.11. (Monday) MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - conscious photography and image composition
13. 02.12. (Monday) CONSULTATION - digital collage and photos
9th December (Monday until 12 pm)
16th December (Friday until 12 pm) late submission (late fee applies)
Regular class attendance is a mandatory prerequisite for receiving credit in the course in accordance with the BME Code of Studies and Exams. Drawings are collected at the end of each class and stored in the designated folders. Incomplete drawings can be finished until the end of the semester. Final mark is determined by the board of teachers, based on the quality of the submitted drawings.
Dobó, Molnár, Peity, Répás: Reality, Concept, Drawing / Architectural Drawing
Gábor Üveges, PhD associate professor – course director