40130 - AFPG - Modelling Lab-based Course I

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  • Teacher Davide Giaffreda

  • Credits 2

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Architecture (cod. 0881)

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Basic course aimed at the conception, design and construction of architectural models. The aim of the course is to assimilate the theoric information through practical exercises that involve the testing of mainly manual techniques.

Course contents

The course aims to provide students with the basic skills needed to choose independently methods and technologies for the design and construction of architectural models.

The course is divided into a series of lessons in which will be illustrated some types of architectural model and their characteristics in terms of materials, techniques, technologies and tools used to create them, which can be tested in the practical guided exercises.

The course objective is to understand the value of the model as a tool for analysis and verification during the design process and for the communication of the project.


Sardo N., La figurazione plastica dell'architettura. Modelli e rappresentazione, Edizioni Kappa, Roma 2004.

Consalez L., Bertazzoni L., Modelli e prospettive, Hoepli, Milano 1998.

«Rassegna (Maquette)», 32, dicembre, Electa, Milano 1987.

Gulinello F. (a cura di), Modelli di architettura, Il Vicolo, Cesena 2005.

Teaching methods

Lectures and short individual ex-tempore exercises.
Practical exercise in the form of an atelier, aimed at the design and construction of an architectural model.

Assessment methods

Course attendance is not compulsory but strongly recommended to all students to pass the exame.

It's also necessary to carry out the exercise proposed during the atelier, consisting in the realization of an architectural model by traditional techniques and with facilities of modelling laboratory equipments

Teaching tools

For each lesson, the relative didactic material and the indications necessary for the progress of the exercise will be made available to the students.

It is foreseen the use of computer supports and equipment provided by the Degree Course and the Architectural Models Laboratory.

Office hours

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