Study programme 2020-2021Français
Art and Representation Technique II
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-B2-ARCHIT-017-MCompulsory UEGALLAS Mohamed-AnisA510 - Service de Conception Architecturale
  • GALLAS Mohamed-Anis
  • GODIMUS Etienne
  • SAURA LORENTE Gregorio

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
A-CARC-004Means of digital expression210000Q150.00%
A-CARC-005Virtual reality210000Q250.00%
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
    • Build an architectural culture based on theoretical and critical knowledge and personal reading
    • Coordinate the various disciplines related to architecture and urban planning transversely
    • Contextualise their approach to architecture
    • Develop teamwork
  • Develop a spatial response
    • Master the means of oral, written and graphic expression
    • Develop a creative approach from a set of constraints
  • Implement an identified spatial response
    • Adopt an applied scientific approach
    • 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.    Be able to master the technique of semantic modeling (BIM) under the ArchiCAD and Revit business softwares.
2.    Be capable of implementing a semantic modelling strategy applied to specific development phases and levels of detail of an architectural or architectural engineering project.
3.    Have knowledge of the potential exploitation of semantic digital models in different application domains such as collaborative design, project and lifecycle management and construction.
4.    Be able to integrate numerical tools for photo realistic simulation into the design process and particularly the sensitive dimension of the project.
5.    Be able to create a continuity between the classical means of expression and the digital means.
6.    Master the techniques of creating views, highlighting, texturing and digital rendering (still image and animation).
7.    Be able to develop a critical view of virtual reality tools and of the changes they can bring to design practices and to the project itself.

Content of UE

1.    Introduction to the notion of geometric model / semantic model / BIM model
2.     List of themes to be developed in Revit and ArchiCAD presented simultaneously by two referent teachers (The choice of software must be made by the student and in writing before the evaluation tests):
2.1.    Semantic modeling strategy
2.2.    The reference elements (Grid, Levels, Plans, etc...)
2.3 Main object categories: creation and modification
2.3.1.    Walls
2.3.2.    Soil
2.3.3.    Roofing
2.3.4.    Doors and Windows
2.3.5.    Stairs and ramps
2.3.6.    Parts
2.4.    Production of deliverables
2.4.1.    Layout
2.4.2.    PDF printing
2.4.3 Synthesis images
2.4.4.    Virtual reality
2.4.5.    3D Printing

3.    Introduction to the notion of virtual reality in architecture
4.    Introduction to the concept of storybord and project communication work planning
5.    Presentation of the operating logic and interface of the Twinmotion tools
6.    Preparation and import of 3D geometric models
7.    Creating and setting up views
8.    Creation and settings of light (natural and artificial)
9.    Creating and applying textures
10.    Creating and Managing Objects
11.    Rendering (still images) and exports
12.    Creation and parameterization of animations
13.    Rendering (animations) and virtual reality devices


Prior Experience

CAD Course (A-ARTR-301)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

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

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

The evaluation procedures are specified in the AA pages.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral Examination
  • Practical test
  • Graded tests
  • Remediation test
  • eTest

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

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

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

The evaluation procedures are specified in the AA pages.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

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

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
A-CARC-0041.    Renou, Jonathan. Reviews for BIM: General Initiation and Structural Improvement, 2018.
2.    Picon, Antoine. Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2010.
3.    Celnik, Olivier, Eric Lebègue, and Guersendre Nagy. BIM and Digital Mock-up for Architecture, Building and Construction, 2015.
4.    Hoyet, Nadia, Fabien Duchène, and Marc de Fouquet. BIM and architecture: programming, design, construction, operation, 2016.
5.    Presentations (by topic)
6.    Tutorials in the form of video capsules developed by teachers
7.    Tutorials in the form of video vignettes developed by software vendors
8.    ArchiCAD and Revit User Guide

A-CARC-005Presentations (by topic)
Tutorials in the form of video capsules
Twinmotion user guide (or equivalent software)

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
A-CARC-004Not applicable
A-CARC-005Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
A-CARC-004Not applicable
A-CARC-005Not 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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