Caterina Cumino ; Martino Pavignano ; Ursula Zich - Analyzing today geometry on architectural heritage between mathematics and representation to define architect's background

epidemes:9098 - epiDEMES, April 5, 2023, 2 | 2023 - https://doi.org/10.46298/epidemes-9098
Analyzing today geometry on architectural heritage between mathematics and representation to define architect's backgroundArticle

Authors: Caterina Cumino 1; Martino Pavignano ORCID1; Ursula Zich 1

We present and analyze an example of activity aiming at introducing graphical language and standards to students of the first year bachelor's in architecture. Our example concerns the 2D representation of an architectural object, an essential competency in the architect's profession, and specifically deals with roofing systems made up of vaults generated by cylinders and their intersections. It is a first attempt to create activities that involve all students regardless of their different levels of geometric understanding and of familiarity with graphic language; in particular, this example exploits the introduction of physical or virtual models to support the mathematical thinking of students in completing the task and takes place during regular lesson times, without modifying or adding mathematical subject contents. Research literature on mathematical modeling, in particular on the so-called prescriptive one, provides us tools to frame and implement our study case; it also allows presenting mathematical modeling as a goal in an extra-mathematical educational context.


Volume: 2 | 2023
Published on: April 5, 2023
Accepted on: June 29, 2022
Submitted on: February 18, 2022
Keywords: Geometry,Architecture,Mathematical Modeling,Digital Models,Physical Models,Representation,Visualization,DGS,CAD,[SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education,[MATH]Mathematics [math]

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