The main purpose of the integrated laboratory is to provide students with the technical and cultural tools necessary to understand and govern the difficult transition from the three dimensions that characterize the reality in which we live to the two dimensions typical of most of the media used to describe and study the forms of architecture.
At the end of the course students will have learned the projective laws and methods for a scientific representation on the plane. They will have the knowledge necessary to understand the forms in the space, at different scales and according to several codes of representation. Students will also learn the main conventions of architectural drawing.
At the end of the course, students will be able to represent and graphically describe the built and projected architecture, using a process that, starting from the preparatory sketches, leads to the realization of the complex drawings essential for the physical construction of the object. To do this the students will be able to use the different methods and different representation techniques acquired within the two modules constituting the laboratory.
Independence of judgment
Due to the knowledge and skills acquired in the laboratory, the students will be able to evaluate critically and independently the architectural drawings that have characterized the discipline in its historical development. At the end of the course the students will also identify for themselves the methods and the techniques of representation most appropriate for the communication of their work.
Since the representation is one of the leading forms of language for the communication of architecture, passing the exam, the students must necessarily have acquired the ability to communicate their ideas and projects through the drawing.