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See detailPedagogical and didactic adaptations of a mathematics course to a student-centred education in an architecture programme
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Seijkens, Nicolas ULiege; Silvestre, Aude ULiege

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This presentation will focus on both didactic and pedagogical reflections teaching mathematics in architecture programme in order to support the experience and learning of first year students. Led in ... [more ▼]

This presentation will focus on both didactic and pedagogical reflections teaching mathematics in architecture programme in order to support the experience and learning of first year students. Led in order to promote the students’ intrinsic motivation (Deci & Ryan, 1985) and support our didactic reflections, an inventory of mathematical difficulties encountered by freshmen in their program has been established. This inventory also served the purpose of demystifying mathematics and valuing them through a place in a cursus more rooted in the profession (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000). Sorted according to the skills involved, the relevant difficulties pointed out by students were mostly found in two courses, topography and structure. Several examples will be presented demonstrating the lack of transfer between the disciplines, students studying formulas without understanding them. To counter this lack of transfer, pedagogical reflections about our current teaching were developed thanks to the Feedback First-Year Project (FFYP) developed in the University of Liège. In this context, three significant devices set up in mathematics were developed. The first one is an online-oriented prerequisite test implemented on our academic online platform. The second one is an intermediate test based on true/false quizzes and the third one a simulation of the real exam with peer interventions. According to Nicol’s recommendations (2009), each of these features is completed with specific feedbacks specially designed in order to impact several dimensions of their motivation. [less ▲]

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See detailPractical Trajectories of Parametric Tools in Small and Medium Architectural Firms
Stals, Adeline ULiege; Elsen, Catherine ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

in Future trajectories for computation in design (2017, July)

Initially used as an extension of hand-drawing tools, digital design tools and moreover parametric ones are nowadays deeply modifying the architectural design process. Big offices with star-architects ... [more ▼]

Initially used as an extension of hand-drawing tools, digital design tools and moreover parametric ones are nowadays deeply modifying the architectural design process. Big offices with star-architects were able to adopt these tools but most architects working in a small office are still trying to cope with these parametric design tools. Several questions arise in this regard: what digital tools do architects usually use? Do they express interest for new technologies and software such as parametric ones? What is their understanding of the term “parametric architecture”? Why is this kind of tools still not largely adopted? Going through the results of an online survey, this paper first discusses the meaning of parametric design for architects. The contribution then analyzes the Belgian case regrouping mostly small and medium offices. It reflects particularly on the way architects do or do not implement these new digital tools in their workflows, and it sheds light on the fact that parametric tools also have the potential to free the creativity of SME’s. [less ▲]

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See detailMathématique et culture numérique : supports aux nouvelles formes d’expression architecturale
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Stals, Adeline ULiege; Gallas, Mohamed-Anis

in Goulette, Jean-Pierre, Ferries, Bernard (Ed.) Actes du Séminaire de Conception Architecturale Numérique (2016)

Les mathématiques occupent une place importante dans les procédés de conception et de matérialisation qui caractérisent l’architecture non standard. Cette forme d’expression architecturale fait appel à un ... [more ▼]

Les mathématiques occupent une place importante dans les procédés de conception et de matérialisation qui caractérisent l’architecture non standard. Cette forme d’expression architecturale fait appel à un enchainement de dispositifs numériques matérialisant ainsi le concept de continuum numérique. Dans ce sens, il est important de réduire l’écart qui se crée entre les possibilités techniques actuelles et les connaissances mathématiques utilisées dans les nou-velles méthodes de conception. Cet article propose une analyse des interactions entre deux disciplines, la géométrie architecturale et les supports numériques appliqués de la conception à la fabrication, ainsi que l’intérêt de leur intégration dans les démarches de conception architecturales actuelles. [less ▲]

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See detailPourquoi intégrer le paramétrique en architecture ?
Stals, Adeline ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

Scientific conference (2016)

Le paramétrique, en vogue aujourd’hui dans différents domaines, remet en question le continuum conception-fabrication dit traditionnel en architecture. Les agences se questionnent quant à l’utilité ... [more ▼]

Le paramétrique, en vogue aujourd’hui dans différents domaines, remet en question le continuum conception-fabrication dit traditionnel en architecture. Les agences se questionnent quant à l’utilité d’avoir recours aux nouvelles pratiques numériques. Créé en 2014, le Laboratoire de culture Numérique en Architecture - LNA (ULg - Faculté d'Architecture) - est animé par l’intégration de la culture numérique en architecture. Un pan de ses recherches est dédié à l’architecture paramétrique et à l’évolution des méthodes et des outils pour l’accompagnement des activités de conception. A l'occasion de ce lunch-conférence, les résultats d’une enquête menée sur l’utilisation d’outils numériques dans des bureaux d’architecture belges de petite et moyenne taille seront présentés pour observer les tendances actuelles. Plus précisément, l'accent sera mis sur l’intérêt des outils paramétriques en architecture. Des exemples illustreront les apports des mathématiques pour mieux appréhender les logiciels dits paramétriques ainsi que la compréhension des concepts mathématiques sous-jacents à la création de formes originales. [less ▲]

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See detailRuptures et démesures de l'architecture non standard à l'ère du numérique: la paramétrisation comme outil de réconciliation.
Stals, Adeline ULiege; Elsen, Catherine ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

in Goulette, Jean-Pierre; Ferries, Bernard (Eds.) Actes du Séminaire de Conception Architecturale Numérique (2016)

L’intégration de l’outil numérique au processus de conception architectural a ouvert les champs morphologiques et a favorisé l’émergence de l’architecture non standard. Cette contribution identifie les ... [more ▼]

L’intégration de l’outil numérique au processus de conception architectural a ouvert les champs morphologiques et a favorisé l’émergence de l’architecture non standard. Cette contribution identifie les principaux bouleversements pratiques et réflexifs liés à l’émergence de cette architecture parfois démesurée. Il les résume en trois ruptures entre les différentes phases du projet-objet et les acteurs du projet. Nous proposons ensuite de considérer la modélisation paramétrique comme l’un des outils d’une maîtrise renouvelée du processus de génération de la forme, et de la forme elle-même. [less ▲]

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See detailHow do small and medium architectural firms deal with architectural complexity? A look into digital practices
Stals, Adeline ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Elsen, Catherine ULiege

in Hentila, Helka-Liisa; Herneoja, Aulikki; Pihlajaniemi, Henrika (Eds.) et al Proceedings of te 34th eCAADe annual conference: Complexity and Simplicity (2016)

Digital design tools are nowadays deeply rooted in most architectural design processes. Either used as a way to communicate a designed artifact, or rather as a medium to test innovative morphologies ... [more ▼]

Digital design tools are nowadays deeply rooted in most architectural design processes. Either used as a way to communicate a designed artifact, or rather as a medium to test innovative morphologies (lately referred to as non-standard architecture), these design tools profoundly shape the way architects envision complexity all along their day-to-day tasks. The large teams of "star-architects" were able to develop dedicated and specific strategies and digital tools to overcome some of the technological gaps they were faced to when using commercial packages. But how are small and medium firms dealing with the inherent complexities of such software? This contribution analyzes how those firms (and more specifically the Walloon ones) deal with the growing complexity of digital tools, both in terms of use and interdisciplinarity. [less ▲]

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See detailSyllabus de théorie et d'exercices- Mathématique 2
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

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See detailParametric Modeling: An Advanced Design Process for Architectural Education
Gallas, Mohamed Anis ULiege; Jacquot, Kevin; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege et al

in ECAADe 33 (2015)

The first part of this paper is giving an overview, experimentation results and feedbacks of a six years experience of parametric design education in schools of architecture from France and Belgium. The ... [more ▼]

The first part of this paper is giving an overview, experimentation results and feedbacks of a six years experience of parametric design education in schools of architecture from France and Belgium. The second part addresses a structure of an advanced educational process of parametric modeling able to support architectural design praxis [less ▲]

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See detailChallenges in teaching architectural morphogenesis
Stals, Adeline ULiege; Elsen, Catherine ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege et al

in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (2015)

Reviewing the successive cognitive, operative and constructive models of architectural morphogenesis through time, the paper first recalls students and teachers in architecture how designers started ... [more ▼]

Reviewing the successive cognitive, operative and constructive models of architectural morphogenesis through time, the paper first recalls students and teachers in architecture how designers started experimenting digital design to reach self-generative, morphogenetic morphologies. Generally referred to as “non-standard architecture”, this innovative morphogenesis favours a new kind of spatial and architectural audacity but also generates three types of rupture: i) a rupture between form and structure; ii) a rupture in terms of process continuity and iii) a rupture in terms of multi-disciplinary collaboration. We consequently have to acknowledge the fact that, at a current state, non-standard architecture still struggles in terms of self-coherency and implementation, leaving a large amount of projects at their virtual, embryonic state especially in pedagogical contexts. We believe the challenge resides in overcoming the overly simplistic and reductionist appeal of purely formal and visual non-standard architecture: these morphologies should, on the contrary, be intrinsically defined by their form and structure relationship. We suggest such reconciliation should occur during the early stages of architectural education. Two experimental instruments, that perhaps constitute interesting renewed pedagogical models, are reported in this paper and we conclude by listing the remaining challenges when it comes to the teaching of architectural morphogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailDe la matière à l'espace: une voie d'intégration numérique et matérielle
Delvaux, Frederic ULiege; Bianchi, Romuald ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

in Kubicki, Sylvain; Halin, Gilles; Bignon, Jean-CLaude (Eds.) Scan 14 séminaire de conception architecturale numérique : Interaction(s) des maquettes numériques (2014, June 01)

From a collaboration of formal and architectural research between architect and artist, we present the summary of an experimental approach that illustrates the creation and construction of a functional ... [more ▼]

From a collaboration of formal and architectural research between architect and artist, we present the summary of an experimental approach that illustrates the creation and construction of a functional space, located at the borders of the sculpture and the architecture. We present a look at the method, according to a revised approach to digital modeling / re-design. This has been an exploratory approach through the study of three generic models of the form. We present the experimental method, the selection of relevant parameters in form finding coupled with the integration of material and physical data specific to the object. We also expose the benefits of this approach, its limitations and the possibilities it offers as a generic point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailLe B.I.M et la maquette virtuelle comme moyen pédagogique permettant le rapprochement entre les cours d'informatique et l'enseignement du projet d'architecture
Boutemadja, Abdelkader ULiege; Driesmans, Carine ULiege; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

in Kubicki, Sylvain; Halin, Gilles; Bignon, Jean-Claude (Eds.) Scan 14 sémainaire de conception architecturale numérique : Interaction(s) des maquettes numériques (2014, June)

In the context of this paper, we pose the question of the conditions of possible link between computer courses and design projet. The integration of schools of architecture at universities is an ... [more ▼]

In the context of this paper, we pose the question of the conditions of possible link between computer courses and design projet. The integration of schools of architecture at universities is an opportunity to focus in the experiments made in this direction and to propose to implement the terms of this rapprochement. For us, it is important that this approach lies in the Bachelor years in a common core for all students. [less ▲]

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See detailNature et architecture : De la morphogenèse du vivant à la création numérique
Stals, Adeline ULiege

Master's dissertation (2014)

A l'heure où la révolution numérique s'est opérée, la place occupée par l'informatique dans les bureaux d'architecture a eu un impact important sur la conception et sur la forme en général. La production ... [more ▼]

A l'heure où la révolution numérique s'est opérée, la place occupée par l'informatique dans les bureaux d'architecture a eu un impact important sur la conception et sur la forme en général. La production architecturale est en parallèle influencée par l'avancée des connaissances biologiques voire biomimétiques, pour concevoir à la croisée des mathématiques, de l'informatique et de la biologie. Le numérique, supplantant les instruments traditionnels, engendre une rupture entre forme et structure, renforcée par la multidisciplinarité des processus de création. L'apparition de formes complexes pour répondre aux changements sociétaux, notamment observables dans l’œuvre de Frank Gehry, accentue la transmission d'informations de la conception à la réalisation. Marine Bagneris, au travers de sa thèse sur les morphologies non-standards, propose quant à elle, les pFormes comme outil et la morphologie structurale comme nouveau processus de formation architectural. L'architecte conçoit des protocoles plutôt que des formes. Est-ce une solution d'avenir? [less ▲]

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See detailChanging Architecture's materiality and meaning through digital culture
Delvaux, Frederic ULiege; Bianchi, Romuald ULiege; Defawes, Georges ULiege et al

in Proceedings of the international conference Changing cities : spatial, morphological, formal and socio-economic dimensions (2013)

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See detailSyllabus d'exercices de Mathématique 1 : première bachelier en Architecture
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

Learning material (2013)

Syllabus d'exercices destinés aux étudiants en première année de bachelier en Architecture pour le cours de mathématique 1. Les exercices sont accompagnés d'un solutionnaire. Table des matières : 1 ... [more ▼]

Syllabus d'exercices destinés aux étudiants en première année de bachelier en Architecture pour le cours de mathématique 1. Les exercices sont accompagnés d'un solutionnaire. Table des matières : 1 Exercices sur les nombres et les op érations p3 2 Exercices en trigonom étrie p5 3 Exercices sur les études de fonctions p13 4 Exercices sur les exponentielles p20 5 Exercices sur les int égrales p25 5.1 Coordonn ees cart esiennes p25 5.2 Coordonn ées polaires p30 5.3 Coordonn ées param étriques p31 5.4 Exercices sur les calculs de volume p33 6 Exercices suppl émentaires sur les calculs d'aire et de volume p35 7 Examen de juin 2013 p36 [less ▲]

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See detailDouble-blind test program for astrometric planet detection with Gaia
Casertano, S.; Lattanzi, M. G.; Sozzetti, A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2008), 482

Aims: The scope of this paper is twofold. First, it describes the simulation scenarios and the results of a large-scale, double-blind test campaign carried out to estimate the potential of Gaia for ... [more ▼]

Aims: The scope of this paper is twofold. First, it describes the simulation scenarios and the results of a large-scale, double-blind test campaign carried out to estimate the potential of Gaia for detecting and measuring planetary systems. The identified capabilities are then put in context by highlighting the unique contribution that the Gaia exoplanet discoveries will be able to bring to the science of extrasolar planets in the next decade. <BR />Methods: We use detailed simulations of the Gaia observations of synthetic planetary systems and develop and utilize independent software codes in double-blind mode to analyze the data, including statistical tools for planet detection and different algorithms for single and multiple Keplerian orbit fitting that use no a priori knowledge of the true orbital parameters of the systems. <BR />Results: 1) Planets with astrometric signatures α≃ 3 times the assumed single-measurement error σ_ψ and period P≤ 5 yr can be detected reliably and consistently, with a very small number of false positives. 2) At twice the detection limit, uncertainties in orbital parameters and masses are typically 15-20%. 3) Over 70% of two-planet systems with well-separated periods in the range 0.2≤ P≤ 9 yr, astrometric signal-to-noise ratio 2≤α/σ_ψ≤ 50, and eccentricity e≤ 0.6 are correctly identified. 4) Favorable orbital configurations (both planets with P≤ 4 yr and α/σ_ψ≥ 10, redundancy over a factor of 2 in the number of observations) have orbital elements measured to better than 10% accuracy > 90% of the time, and the value of the mutual inclination angle i_rel determined with uncertainties ≤ 10°. 5) Finally, nominal uncertainties obtained from the fitting procedures are a good estimate of the actual errors in the orbit reconstruction. Extrapolating from the present-day statistical properties of the exoplanet sample, the results imply that a Gaia with σ_ψ = 8 μas, in its unbiased and complete magnitude-limited census of planetary systems, will discover and measure several thousands of giant planets out to 3-4 AUs from stars within 200 pc, and will characterize hundreds of multiple-planet systems, including meaningful coplanarity tests. Finally, we put Gaia's planet discovery potential into context, identifying several areas of planetary-system science (statistical properties and correlations, comparisons with predictions from theoretical models of formation and evolution, interpretation of direct detections) in which Gaia can be expected, on the basis of our results, to have a relevant impact, when combined with data coming from other ongoing and future planet search programs. [less ▲]

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See detail4 syllabi de didactique des mathématiques - première et deuxième années du normal primaire (Géométrie, numération)
Deber, Bruno; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Goossens, Cécile

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See detailVers plus d'autonomie. Dynamique des apprentissages : le transfert
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

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Travail intégré présenté en vue de l'obtention du certificat de réussite à la formation CAPAES

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See detailProper-motion binaries in the Hipparcos catalogue. Comparison with radial velocity data
Frankowski, A.; Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Jorissen, A.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2007), 464

Context: This paper is the last in a series devoted to the analysis of the binary content of the Hipparcos Catalogue. <BR />Aims: The comparison of the proper motions constructed from positions spanning a ... [more ▼]

Context: This paper is the last in a series devoted to the analysis of the binary content of the Hipparcos Catalogue. <BR />Aims: The comparison of the proper motions constructed from positions spanning a short (Hipparcos) or long time (Tycho-2) makes it possible to uncover binaries with periods of the order of or somewhat larger than the short time span (in this case, the 3 yr duration of the Hipparcos mission), since the unrecognised orbital motion will then add to the proper motion. <BR />Methods: A list of candidate proper motion binaries is constructed from a carefully designed χ[SUP]2[/SUP] test evaluating the statistical significance of the difference between the Tycho-2 and Hipparcos proper motions for 103 134 stars in common between the two catalogues (excluding components of visual systems). Since similar lists of proper-motion binaries have already been constructed, the present paper focuses on the evaluation of the detection efficiency of proper-motion binaries, using different kinds of control data (mostly radial velocities). The detection rate for entries from the Ninth Catalogue of Spectroscopic Binary Orbits (S_B^9) is evaluated, as well as for stars like barium stars, which are known to be all binaries, and finally for spectroscopic binaries identified from radial velocity data in the Geneva-Copenhagen survey of F and G dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood. <BR />Results: Proper motion binaries are efficiently detected for systems with parallaxes in excess of ~20 mas, and periods in the range 1000-30 000 d. The shortest periods in this range (1000-2000 d, i.e., once to twice the duration of the Hipparcos mission) may appear only as DMSA/G binaries (accelerated proper motion in the Hipparcos Double and Multiple System Annex). Proper motion binaries detected among S_B[SUP]9[/SUP] systems having periods shorter than about 400 d hint at triple systems, the proper-motion binary involving a component with a longer orbital period. A list of 19 candidate triple systems is provided. Binaries suspected of having low-mass (brown-dwarf-like) companions are listed as well. Among the 37 barium stars with parallaxes larger than 5 mas, only 7 exhibit no evidence for duplicity whatsoever (be it spectroscopic or astrometric). Finally, the fraction of proper-motion binaries shows no significant variation among the various (regular) spectral classes, when due account is taken for the detection biases. Full Table [see full text] is only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/464/377 [less ▲]

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See detailAstrometric orbits of SB^9 stars
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege; Jorissen, A.; Babusiaux, C. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2005), 442

Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data (IAD) have been used to derive astrometric orbital elements for spectroscopic binaries from the newly released Ninth Catalogue of Spectroscopic Binary Orbits (S[SUB ... [more ▼]

Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data (IAD) have been used to derive astrometric orbital elements for spectroscopic binaries from the newly released Ninth Catalogue of Spectroscopic Binary Orbits (S[SUB]B^9[/SUB]). This endeavour is justified by the fact that (i) the astrometric orbital motion is often difficult to detect without the prior knowledge of the spectroscopic orbital elements, and (ii) such knowledge was not available at the time of the construction of the Hipparcos Catalogue for the spectroscopic binaries which were recently added to the S[SUB]B^9[/SUB] catalogue. Among the 1374 binaries from S[SUB]B^9[/SUB] which have an HIP entry (excluding binaries with visual companions, or DMSA/C in the Double and Multiple Stars Annex), 282 have detectable orbital astrometric motion (at the 5% significance level). Among those, only 70 have astrometric orbital elements that are reliably determined (according to specific statistical tests), and for the first time for 20 systems. This represents a 8.5% increase of the number of astrometric systems with known orbital elements (The Double and Multiple Systems Annex contains 235 of those DMSA/O systems). The detection of the astrometric orbital motion when the Hipparcos IAD are supplemented by the spectroscopic orbital elements is close to 100% for binaries with only one visible component, provided that the period is in the 50-1000 d range and the parallax is >5 mas. This result is an interesting testbed to guide the choice of algorithms and statistical tests to be used in the search for astrometric binaries during the forthcoming ESA Gaia mission. Finally, orbital inclinations provided by the present analysis have been used to derive several astrophysical quantities. For instance, 29 among the 70 systems with reliable astrometric orbital elements involve main sequence stars for which the companion mass could be derived. Some interesting conclusions may be drawn from this new set of stellar masses, like the enigmatic nature of the companion to the Hyades F dwarf HIP 20935. This system has a mass ratio of 0.98 but the companion remains elusive. [less ▲]

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See detailSedna, nouvelle planète de notre système solaire ?
Jancart, Sylvie ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2005)

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