Using BIM and GIS to Research and Teach Architecture

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This paper describes the use of BIM and GIS in our research of architectural heritage and the experience gained from their implementation from Year 1 to Year 5 in the subjects “Drawing and Machine” and “Drawing 3, Graphical Analysis” taught in the Department of Architectural Graphical Expression of the Seville School of Architecture during the academic years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. We propose a transition towards a teaching model that integrates analogue and digital with a gradual and coherent approach based on an understanding of architecture itself as a complex system made up of various elements and attributes, both visual and alphanumeric, which allow the “graphical” to transcend the visual and incorporate different types of information.


Building information modelling Geographic information systems Research and teaching at the school of architecture 



The present work is associated with the Project HAR2016-78113-R of the National Research, Development and Innovation Programme focused on the Challenges of Society, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and FEDER funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Expresión Gráfica ArquitectónicaETSA Universidad de SevillaSevillaEspaña

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