CD Module 2130

Module code


Module title

Foundations of Space I


Communication Design

Module type


Module form


Offered in

winter and summer semesters


90 hours

Self-directed workload

90 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Günther Biste

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have mastered the fundamental techniques of freehand drawing of figures, technical objects, and spaces for notation and ideation when designing. You will know the fundamental terms and methods of projection for three-dimensional objects. You will be able to draw real or imagined spaces and will be familiar with scaling methods.

Module content

Technical and narrative drawing techniques. Sketching, storyboarding, and technical drawing, including axonometric and other perspectives. Depth effects such as shading, overlapping, textures, and aerial perspective.

Teaching units in this module

Visualisation / technical drawing 1 (4 contact hours)
Image 1 (2 contact hours)

Module tutors

Angelika Maurer, A. Marzell, Hans Bertleff

Teaching and learning methods

Exercises, Workshop


Documentation, sketchbook

Teaching language


Prerequisite for

Foundations of Space II

Recommended literature

Leopold, Matievits: Geometrische Grundlagen der Architekturdarstellung: Kohlhammer 1999
Thomae: Perspektive und Axonometrie. Kohlhammer 2001
Knauer: Entwerfen und Darstellen Ernst & Sohn 2002
Begleiter, Robert: Storyboard: Vom Text zur Zeichnung zum Film. Zweitausendeins 2003

Buchstabe A

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