Architecture: History Theory 3 (11024.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesOn 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.
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This unit examines Australian architecture from the moment of colonialisation, through to modernism and post-modernism, in reference to major tendencies of transatlantic modernism that unfolded in Western Europe, England, and America. Students will begin to understand the conceptual and architectural differences between twentieth-century modernism and post-modernism, and how each of these movements were influenced by, and responded to significant events, economic and political circumstances, and knowledge in related fields. In doing so, this unit strengthens students’ knowledge of both a) the canon of Western architectural modernism and post-modernism, and b) the history of Australian architecture. The unit focuses on thematic areas pertinent to the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture, and the impact of uniquely Australian cultural and environmental conditions on architecture.
Prerequisites11016 BE: History and Culture.
Equivalent units9776 History & Theory 3: Architecture and the City.
Assumed knowledgeThe requisite skills and knowledge acquired during first and second year study of the Bachelor of the Built Environment degrees.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Sally Farrah|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Sally Farrah|
Students can find the weekly assigned readings on the unit Canvas page.
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