4507924: Digital Image-Making and Visualisation (Lecture)

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Semester:SS 18
Scheduled in semester:1 - 4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:16.0 L / 12.0 h
Self-directed study time:48.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)


This Module deals with the basic elements of digital image making and visualization. This course explores how digital technologies are used to evoke and produce particular feelings or moods of places as architectural visualizations and images. This semester provides students with the necessary tools to successfully visualise their designs, including a multitude of techniques like 3D modeling, digital photography, montage, collage and rendering among others.

Students will be able to develop relevant techniques to translate original architectural ambitions and ideas into forms of illustrated atmospheres. During the course students will take part in workshops and lectures to develop skills for digital image making and visualization in a practical way. Students will be able to use specific tools to translate their architectonical ambitions and create visualized atmospheres for the communication of ideas in the practice of Architecture .

Learning Outcomes

This module provides students with the necessary tools to successfully visualise their designs, including a multitude of techniques.

Professional competence
Successfully apply techniques and tools to best visually communicate architectonical atmospheres
Show awareness of composition and perception of visual material

Methodological competence
workshop in rhino
workshop in rendering / digital photography
workshop in photoshop / montage
workshop in collage / output / workflow
Social competence
Discuss and articulate ideas and information fluently

Personal competence
Being able to create a digital image to communicate Architecture.
Construct an image that expresses an particular mood of a place.
Being able to discuss the general aspects and qualities of visualized Architecture.


Lectures Method

Lecture and seminar: visualisation, exercises


  • Autogenic Structures Douglis by Evan Douglis, 2009
  • Mixed Reality In Architecture, Design, And Construction herausgegeben von Xiangyu Wang,Marc Aurel Schnabel, Springer 2008
  • Spatial Data Quality von Wenzhong Shi,Peter Fisher,Michael F. Goodchild, CRC Press 2003
  • Digital Heritage: Applying Digital Imaging to Cultural Heritage herausgegeben von Lindsay W. MacDonald 2006

Exam Modalities



  • PAR MA 14_Digital Image-Making and Visualisation (SS 18, bewertet)