cod. 1008318

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Disegno (ICAR/17)
"rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente"
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the student will possess the knowledge of the tools and procedures for the graphic representation of the architectural project, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

The skills acquired will concern the ability to appropriately use the tools and techniques suitable for the description and communication of the architectural project.

Independence of judgment
At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify the most appropriate methods and techniques of representation in the graphic communication of the architectural project.

Communication skills
Students will develop the ability to describe and communicate
architecture at various scales through the application of knowledge of advanced digital representation techniques.


Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of raster graphics.

Course unit content

The course of “Digital visualization of project” (4 CFU) aims to investigate the role of digital representation for project visualization and communication and is structured in a series of theoretical lectures.
The following topics will be considered: the conceptual representation, the author's drawing, the competition table, rendering techniques, image post-production techniques, and critical analysis of examples of contemporary architecture representations.
Students will develop, during the course, a case study considering all the previous topics.

Full programme

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AA.VV. (ed. C. Mezzetti), Il Disegno dell’architettura italiana nel XX secolo. Edizioni Kappa, 2003.
Canciani M., I disegni di progetto. Costruzioni, tipi e analisi. CittàStudi Edizioni, 2009.
Pozzoli S., Bonazza M., Villa S., Autodesk Revit Architecture 2017. Guida alla progettazione BIM. ISBN: 978-88-481-3137-7. Tecniche Nuove, 2016.

Other resources:
Lecture slides (available on the Elly web portal).

Teaching methods

The lessons will take place in the classroom, with a series of frontal lectures in which digital presentations will be projected.
Several revisions are scheduled also during the course. The final project will be periodically discussed and reviewed in order to assess progress and solve any issues.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of learning will be carried out during the course, through the evaluation of project progress (mandatory review dates will be established).
The final assessment of learning consists in a discussion of the course topics and evaluation of the final project documented by graphic drawings produced by the student.
The verification will be so modulated:
Respect of assigned deadlines: 5%;
Explanation of theoretical aspects (knowledge): 45%;
Graphic applications (skills): 40%;
Autonomous choice of representation methods (independence of judgment): 10%.

Other information

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