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Contemporary Architecture Theories (8179.3)

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: Discipline of Design & Architecture




    This unit focuses on the genealogy of architectural theories unfolding since the first decades of the last century. It discusses concepts and movements that, in one way or another, were/are informative for a comprehensive understanding of contemporary architectural praxis. Assessment includes an essay focusing on a chosen architect's work, or the theme of an architectural movement and individual presentations.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the impact of modemisation on architecture;

    2. understand socio-cultural and technological factors undermining the emergence of various architectural discourses;

    3. appreciate the rapport between architectural theor and design;

    4. critically assess the ways which architectural movements achieve architectonic form;

    5. discuss architecture in terms of various idioms

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week.


    Design History and Architecture and the Modern World (or equivalent units).

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