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Graphic & Visual Skills 2

  • Course Code :
    ARC 232
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

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Area of Study :

By the end of this course, the student will be able to: • Develop the abilities for visualization & representation based on scientific methods. • Apply shade and shadow in architectural representation. • Draw perspectives for architectural projects.

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Graphic & Visual Skills 2

Architectural presentation, Shade and shadows of a dot, a line, a surface, and a volume, Shade and shadow of buildings in plans, elevations, perspectives and layouts. Architectural perspective, one and two vanishing point perspectives, computer simulated perspectives.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Understand and compare between shade and shadow.
2- Understand the fundamentals of shadow (shadow of points, lines, planes, and volumes).
3- Understand the fundamentals of perspective (plane of image, position of the observer, cone of vision, angles of vision, vanishing points).

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Compare between the different perspective views.
2- Apply shadow principles in architectural projects.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Draw accurately the architectural shade and shadow.
2- Draw accurately different perspective views for buildings
3- Observe and describe through photography choosing best angles for shots.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Develop the ability to work in groups.
2- Develop drawing and presentation skills.
3- Share ideas and communicate with others.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
1. Shadow of Points 6 2 4
11. Quiz # 2 6 2 4
12. Shade & Shadow of 3D Objects – Cylinders and Cones 6 2 4
13. Architectural Applications – Stairs 6 2 4
14. Architectural Applications – Arches, Niches and Columns 6 2 4
15. First Midterm Exam 6 2 4
16. Architectural Applications – Oculus, Minarets, Pilasters and Balconies 6 2 4
17. Two Vanishing Points – Bird’s Eye, Ant’s Eye and Exterior Views 6 2 4
18. Two Vanishing Points Perspective (Pyramids) 6 2 4
19. Two Vanishing Points Perspective (Cylinders) 6 2 4
20. Second Midterm Exam 6 2 4
2. Shadow of Points and Lines 6 2 4
21. Two Vanishing Points Perspective (Sloped Roofs) 6 2 4
22. Two Vanishing Points Perspective (Links & Cables) 6 2 4
23. One Vanishing Point Perspective (Interior) 6 2 4
24. Final Exam 6 2 4
3. Shadow of Planes – Squares 6 2 4
4. Shadow of Planes on Broken and Curved Planes 6 2 4
5. Shadow of Planes – Circles 6 2 4
6. Quiz # 1 6 2 4
7. Shade & Shadow of 3D Objects – Pyramids and Cuboids 6 2 4
8. Shade & Shadow of 3D Objects – Cylinders 6 2 4
10. Shade & Shadow of 3D Objects – Cuboids, Chimneys and Cylinders 6 2 4

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Graphic & Visual Skills 2

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures.
Design studios.

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Graphic & Visual Skills 2

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Architectural Drawing A Visual Compendium of Types & Methods Rendow Yee Wiley

Course notes :

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Recommended books :

• Shafie, Z. H. (1997). الظل والظلال. Giza: Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. • Shafie, Z. H. (1997). المنظور الهندسي. Giza: Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. • D'Amelio, J. (2004). Perspective Drawing Handbook. New York: Dover Publications. • Norling, E. R. (1999). Perspective Made Easy. New York: Dover Publications. • Architectural Magazines and Projects.

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