University of Technology Sydney

86009 Communication and Construction: Generative Methods

6cp; 1hpw (interactive lecture), 2hpw (studio, Wednesdays)
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It is expected that students have basic skills in spatial surveying, 2D drawing and 3D modelling.


This subject is the second in a series of spatial representation subjects and the first introduction to construction technologies.

In the previous C&C (Communication and Construction), students explored basic concepts of spatial representation through a process of surveying and depicting spaces using the following techniques: surveying, measuring up and sketching, and various forms of spatial projection including plan, section, elevation, axonometric and perspective.

During this session, students continue learning and consolidating these techniques and learning others while starting to unpack the complexity of construction and its representation. The depicted spaces are of a larger scale and complexity than in the previous session. While more advanced representation techniques are added to previously acquired knowledge (such as post-production, rendering, etc.), the representation is utilised as a vehicle to introduce students to the understanding of buildings as complex systems composed out of interrelated entities. The analysed components operate together to assure stability, functionality and composition.

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