Architecture: History & Theory 2 (11022.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Design and the Built Environment|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Gevork HARTOONIAN (Ph: +61 2 62015415 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit explores the advent of modern architecture through selected built and un-built projects in reference to major eventful dates as it unfolded in Europe and America. Highlighting the architectonic implications of major disciplinary debates, manifestoes, wars, and revolutions that took place in different countries during the first half of the 20th century, a broader scope of the modernity of architecture is plotted. Exploring the realisation of various architectural theories spanning 1851 to 1960s, the implications of modernity are also explored in reference to non-western architectural culture. Recognising the importance of industrial techniques, materials, and skills in particular, the unit presents architecture in association to time and place. The unit provides an understanding of modern architecture that surpasses the generalities established by style issue, and didactic approaches to architecture, technical or formal.
The lectures choreographed for this unit will provide students an in-depth view of historical, technical and disciplinary issues emerging since the advent of Industrial Revolution, and that design manifests a productive crossing between individual creativity and historical necessity.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and classify the major elements of modern architecture and its difference with the architecture of pre-modern times;
2. Provide detailed classification of major aspects of modern movement architecture;
3. Analyse and explain organizational, spatial, formal, and the aesthetics identifiable with modern architecture in general terms, and in specifics as it evolved in different geographies; and
4. Identify the ethical responsibilities architects faced during various developmental stages of modern movement architecture.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- 1- Reports: For the weekly essay (3 in total), students are expected to write a 300-word essay (total of 900 words) written in a concise language with no footnotes. Describing and reflecting on, the text should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the main issues discussed in the assigned readings. These weekly reports should demonstrate your capacity to analyzing the theme of each weekly lecture in reference to the various interpretation of the subject as discussed in both the main and recommended readings, but also your knowledge of the historicity of these themes. The weekly reports will be submitted on UC LEARN (canvas) on the due dates as indicated in the timetable and will be returned to students with notational marks and feedback. Weekly essay assessment will compromise 30% of the final grade based on student’s skills in critical interpretation and the ability to synthesize ideas discussed in the reading materials and in reference to student’s general background of contemporary architectural discourses. 2- Abstract 3- Final paper (30% total for two reports. 10% for abstract 60% final paper )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 2, 2019
One 2 hour lecture on-campus and one 1 hour workshop on-campus per week.
11016 BE: History and Culture.
9775 History & Theory 2: Modernity & 20th Century Architecture.