A cross-perspective between architecture and cinema. The latter is the school of vision, staging, framing, and conveying a certain gaze. This cross-pollination of perspectives is beneficial to architects as it raises similar questions about space and representation. The succession of sequences, their logical ordering, and their rhythm are shared themes. There is also, among others, the less visible question of the structure of works (their arrangement, construction, preparation, etc.) which is essential. As Patrick Berger said: Architecture and cinema have in common that they are both arts of montage: construction materials for one and film footage for the other.
Deepen the understanding of architectural and urban space. Explore the relationships between cinema and architecture beyond visual and aesthetic aspects. Analyze the elements of architectural composition through film. Ultimately, seek a personal and insightful vision of architecture that encourages students to reflect on the impact of their projects as living spaces. Thus fostering a more conscious, critical, reflective, and humanistic understanding of architecture through cinema.
The course has two parts. The first part, the « reading, » consists of theoretical classes interspersed with the presentation and analysis of independent research conducted by students. Students will have the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge in a practical manner. The second part of the course, the « writing, » involves the creation of a storyboard and short-film. To achieve this, the method will be similar to that of an architectural project: idea, structure, construction.