052-0713-23L  Serendipity: Zurich Section

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersD. Häusler, P. Urech, M. Vollmer
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
052-0713-23 GSerendipity: Zurich Section Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Course language: English and German.

No course on 23.10 (seminar week) and during the last two weeks before end of semester.
2 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HIL H 40.8 »
D. Häusler, P. Urech, M. Vollmer

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course Serendipity: Züriberg Section will combine two research approaches at the D-Arch and teaches current methods for recording, analysing and documenting the existing urban environment in 3D models and processing it into CAD drawings.
ObjectiveStudents will reflect on the perception of the urban environment and the methods used to map and model the existing context – discussing, how different methodologies shape the way we perceive our environment. Therefore 3D tools such as laser scanning and photogrammetry will be tested in the field. Their application in the urban context and the workflow from scan to drawing will become known to the students.
Content«The layout of the city of Zurich is well known. Not only is it continuously surveyed by official bodies in maps or plans, it has also served architects and historians time and again in the past as a basis for examining the development of the city. But what does the city look like in section? And what insights can be derived from it?»

This is the question that the teaching and research project Schnitt durch Zürich (Section through Zurich) has been investigating by the Chair of Laurent Stalder. As an Addition to the existing work, this course will create a section of the Uetliberg. In the course of methodical refinement 3D laser scanning and point cloud modeling methods, developed at the Chair of Chirstophe Girot are used to digitally model the topography and vegetation as well as pathways and buildings. Following the data collection the materials will be transferred to common CAD Software and reproduced in a section. Students will use scanners to scan the slopes and forests of the Uetliberg in fieldwork and get introduced to the workflow from scan to CAD drawing. This should give a tool for a better understanding of the existing context in future projects and thus broaden the students' methodological scope
Lecture notes- Learning Materials and Software Tutorials will be provided during the classes.
- Students will generally work in groups of 2
LiteratureLiterature will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lectures will be held in English, assistance in English and German
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersD. Häusler, P. Urech, M. Vollmer
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

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ProgrammeSectionType
Architecture BachelorLandscape and Urban StudiesWInformation
Landscape Architecture MasterElective Core CoursesWInformation