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Architecture: History Theory 3 (11024.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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History of Australian Architecture:
This unit discusses Australian architecture in reference to major tendencies of modern movement architecture unfolding in Europe and America. Particular attention will be given to the impact of Australian cultural and environmental conditions on architecture. Examining major architects' work attention will be given to regional and global dimensions of contemporary Australian architecture.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Differentiate the development of Australian architecture;

2. Debate the importance of the interconnections of architecture with its cultural, industrial and historical contexts;

3. Compose and discuss contemporary architecture in the light of architectural precedent; and

4. Formulate the issue of national identity in various stages of Australian architecture.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture on-campus and one 1 hour workshop on-campus per week.


11016 BE: History and Culture.



Assumed Knowledge

The requisite skills and knowledge acquired during first and second year study of the Bachelor of the Built Environment degrees.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

9776 History & Theory 3: Architecture and the City.

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