Journal for Geometry and Graphics, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 209-222 (2000)

Descriptive Geometry Courses for Students of Architecture - On the Selection of Topics

Claus Pütz

Institute for Geometry and Applied Mathematics
RWTH Aachen, D-52056 Aachen, Germany

Abstract: Descriptive Geometry is an applied mathematical discipline dealing with the practical performance of the process of representation as well as with the analysis and generation of objects in three-dimensional space by methods of drawing. Due to the decreasing share of Descriptive Geometry in the curriculum of architectural studies it is no longer possible to teach Descriptive Geometry even roughly to its full extent. As contribution to the development of a curriculum "Descriptive Geometry for architects" the geometrical topics actually used by professional architects as well as those which assist the student directly or indirectly in developing skills fundamental in the daily work of professional architects are explored.

Keywords: Descriptive Geometry courses, architecture, selection of topics

Classification (MSC2000): 51N05

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