AR3222 - THINKING THROUGH DIAGRAMS AND MODELS (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

AR3222 - THINKING THROUGH DIAGRAMS AND MODELS (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

AR3222

THINKING THROUGH DIAGRAMS AND MODELS

 LTP/SC

1034

OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce diagrams and models as representation of reality and thought.
• To enable understanding of the important attributes of built environment through diagrams and models.
• To introduce how design thinking can be enhanced through diagrams and models.

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION TO DIAGRAMS IN ARCHITECTURE

12

Introduction to idea of diagrams and models as basic representation of reality and thought. Historical evolution of diagrams and models in architecture with key examples from the past to the present, illustrating how attributes are identified and diagrammed for study and for design.

UNIT II

UNDERSTANDING BUILT ENVIRONMENT THROUGH DIAGRAMS

18

Introduction to conventional functional diagramming such as activity, zoning, matrix, proximity chart, etc., Overview of diagrammable aspects of a building. Understanding key attributes of a real building through diagrammatic aspects. Exploring various methods to diagram the same building. Exploring different real buildings with the same methods to discern key differences in them.


UNIT III

UNDERSTANDING BUILT ENVIRONMENT THROUGH MODELS

18

Model making as a tool to understand buildings through analogical thinking. Understanding different degrees of representations in models from the most realistic to the most abstract, based on purpose for which model is done. Techniques and materiality in model making.

UNIT IV

DIAGRAMS AND MODELS AS AID TO DESIGN THINKING

12

Creating simple diagrams and models as proposition towards the future for an existing simple real life situation or for a future projection. The scale could range from macro to micro.

TOTAL : 60 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• An understanding of diagrams and models as a mode of thought and analysis.
• An ability to discern the important attributes of a building through diagrams and models.
• Ability to project thoughts towards the future through diagrams and models.

REQUIRED READING:
• Mark Garcia, 'The Diagrams of Architecture', Wiley 2010.
• Iain Fraser and Rod Henmi, ‘Envisioning Architecture – An Analysis of Drawing, 1991’,John Wiley and Sons, 1993.
• Alan F. Blackwell, ‘Thinking with Diagrams’, Springer, 2001.
• Nikolaus Gansterer, ‘Drawing A Hypothesis: Figures of Thought’, Springer, 2011.
• Neil Spiller, ‘Visionary Architecture: Blueprints of the Modern Imagination’, Thames and Hudson, 2008.
• Mo Zell, ‘The Architectural Drawing Course’, Thames and Hudson, 2017.
• Marc Treib, ‘Drawing/Thinking Confronting an Electronic Age’, Routledge, 2008.
• Mo Zell – The Architectural Design course, Understand the Principles and Master the Practices, Thames, and Hudson, 2008.

REFERENCES:
1. Peter Cook, ‘Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture’, Wiley, 2014.
2. JuhaniPallasma, ‘The Thinking Hand’, John Wiley, 2009.
3. Anthony Vidler, ‘Diagrams of Diagrams: Architectural Abstraction and Modern Representation’, Representations, No. 72. (Autumn, 2000), pp. 1-20.
4. Shin, Sun-Joo, Lemon, Oliver and Mumma, John, ‘Diagrams’, The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Winter 2018 Edition, Edward N. Zalta (ed.). https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2018/entries/diagrams/
5. Matt Bua, ‘Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings’, Laurence King Publishing, 2012.
6. Lorraine Farrelly, Representational Techniques, AVA, 2011.

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