The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
1st Year, sem 1, 2016-2017

SFA-6 | Geometric Representations

Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+1L | ECTS Credits: 3

Department: Study of Form and Ambience
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Doina Niculae
Teaching Staff:
lect. dr. arh. Sorana Untanu, asist. dr. arh. Valeria Potenchi, asist. dr. arh. Ioana Avram
Learning outcomes:
The course provides students with the necessary formative elements for spatial perception training, as well as key information for creating architectural representations. There have been selected from classical descriptive geometry only those elements that are able to develop the architect's spatial thinking.

1. Projection systems. Classification, definition, properties. Geometric transformations.
2. Point and straight line. Representations, projections, traces. Special straight lines.
3. The plane. Representations, traces, intersection of planes. Special planes.
4. Methods of descriptive geometry. Chage of projection planes.
5. Methods of descriptive geometry. Rotation and rebatting.
6. Irregular polyhedrons. Representation, visibility, unfolding.
7. Intersections of irregular polyhedrons.

Practical works:

1. Geometric transformations - homology and affinity.
2. Representation of point and straight lines.
3. Straight line and plane. Condition for a straight line to blong to a plane.
4. Representation of a plane. Intersections of planes.
5. Chage of projection planes.
6. Rebatting
7. Intersections of irregular polyhedrons.
Teaching Method:
Lectures and computer examples, study on 3D scale models, practical works with guidance.
Average of practical works (40%) + final exam (60%)
M. ENACHE și I. IONESCU, Descriptive geometry and Perspective, Ed. Did.și Ped., București,1983;
M. ENACHE și I. IONESCU, Geometry if architectural space – vol. 1, Breviar IAIM 1979;
A.TĂNĂSESCU, Descriptive geometry, Axonometry and Perspective, Ed. Tehnică, 1975;
Doina NICULAE – Notions of Descriptive Geometry in Architectural Representations, ed. UAUIM, 2004.
A test whose aim is to verify students knowledge about theoretical concepts taught at courses is also a part of the final exam. This theoretical test can increase (if the answers are good) or decrease (if the answers are not good) the exam mark with one point.