Study programme 2020-2021Français
Digital Architectural Representation I
Programme component of Bachelor's in Architecture à la Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UA-B1-ARCHIT-016-MCompulsory UESAURA LORENTE GregorioA510 - Service de Conception Architecturale
  • GALLAS Mohamed-Anis
  • GODIMUS Etienne
  • SAURA LORENTE Gregorio

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français61800033.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
A-ARTR-301Digital Architectural Introduction618000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Instruct an architectural issue
    • Study the different components of a theme to articulate its findings in a comprehensive summary
    • Coordinate the various disciplines related to architecture and urban planning transversely
    • Develop teamwork
  • Develop a spatial response
    • Master the means of oral, written and graphic expression
    • Develop a project methodology integrating the various constraints related to the architectural discipline
  • Implement an identified spatial response
    • Integrate technical dimensions in the project
    • Reconcile the creative and functional dimensions in the project
  • Interact with all actors
    • Master the different means of expression available to the architect to communicate to informed publics, or not
    • Develop a professional attitude
    • Integrate and work in a team
    • Integrate the different expectations of stakeholders related to architecture and urban planning
  • Make choices
    • Demonstrate reflexivity, openness and initiative

Learning Outcomes of UE

1.    Integrate the reading beacons of the influence of digital development on architecture from the 1960s onwards
2.    To understand the practices for a better use of digital technology during the learning process of the architectural and urban planning discipline.
3.    Integrate the conceptual and practical bases of the use of digital tools for contemporary architectural representation and communication.
4.    To be able to engage in architectural design practice accompanied by digital methods and tools.
5.    Know and be able to manage changes due to the notions of scale and precision using digital tools.
6.    6. Be familiar with construction methods and practices carried by digital tools and devices.  
7.    Be able to grasp the continuity and complementarity that exists between the different digital tools used in the field of architectural design and production.
8.    Have a global and objective knowledge of the different digital tools integrated into the design practices of architectural representation and materialisation.
9.    To be able to work with other students in a digital educational ecosystem while having a global vision of professional ecosystems.

Content of UE

1.    History of Digital Architecture (introduction)
2.    Digital and pedagogical practices (introduction to pedagogical tools)
3.    Numerics and architectural design (introduction to conceptual modelling with numerical tools)
4.    Numerical and architectural representation (introduction to a computer-aided drawing tool)
5.    Digital and construction / project management (introduction to tools for creating digital models)
6.    Digital and collaborative work (initiation to collaborative work tools)
7.    Digital and Digital Manufacturing (3D Printing and Laser Cutting Training)

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Practical test
  • Graded tests
  • eTest

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Attendance at tutorials is mandatory with a check at the end of each session. These Tutorials result in a series of interim evaluations (MCQ/Tutorial Report) that form part of the final evaluation of the AA. Failure to attend the tutorial sessions and/or failure to submit the associated assignments will result in a zero rating.  Only absences due to force majeure will be taken into account on the basis of a valid receipt to be submitted to the secretariat within 24 hours of the session concerned.
Other than these intermediate evaluations, the final evaluation will consist of the submission of an assignment (details given at the beginning of the course) and a practical examination (or assignment + presentation) during the evaluation period. The final choice of weighting between the different modes of evaluation will be specified at the beginning of the course (introductory course) and communicated via its Moodle page.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Practical Test
  • Graded tests

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

The final choice for the mode of evaluation for Q3 and its weighting will be specified following the communication of the results of the Q2 session and via the Moodle page of the course.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés
  • Utilisation de logiciels
  • Démonstrations

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
A-ARTR-301Picon, Antoine. La culture numérique dans l'architecture : Une introduction pour les professions du design. Bâle : Birkhäuser, 2010.
Présentations (par thème)
Tutoriels sous forme de capsules vidéo

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
A-ARTR-301Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
A-ARTR-301Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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