Architecture: History Theory 3 (11024.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rahmatollah Amirjani|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rahmatollah Amirjani|
Students could find the weekly assigned readings on the unit Canvas page,
In addition to the uploaded readings, students could utilise:
- Philip Goad and Julie Willis, eds. The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Harry Margalit, Australia: Modern Architectures in History. London, Reaktion Books Ltd, 2019.
- B Smith, ed. Documents on Art and Taste in Australia: The Colonial Period, 1770-1914. Melbourne; New York: Oxford University Press, 1975, ‘In a New Land', pp. 1-8.
- Rem Koolhaas, Interview, Transition, Melbourne, Nov 1980, pp. 14-18.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter ‘Background' and ‘The Primitives', pp. 1-28.
- Morris, M. & Sakai, N. 2005, ‘Modern' in Grossberg, Lawrence, Morris, Meaghan, Bennett, Tony & Williams, Raymond, New Keywords: a revised vocabulary of culture and society, Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA, pp. 219-224.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter ‘The Age of Macquire' 1810-1821', pp. 29-49.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter 12 ‘Early modern 1930-1944', pp. 252-263.
- J Weirick, ‘The Griffins and Modernism', Transition, Melbourne, Autumn 1988, pp. 5-13.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter 13 &14 ‘Austerity 1945-1954' Mid-Twentieth Century 1955-1967, pp. 264-314.
- Walker 2008, ‘Kenneth Frampton and the fiction of place' in A. Leach, A. Moulis and N. Sully (eds.) Shifting Views: Selected Essays on the Architectural History of Australia and New Zealand, St. Lucia, Qld. 2008, pp 70-80.
- H Margalit & P Favaro , ‘The Local and the Migrant: Limits of Mutual Recognition', in A. Leach, A. Moulis and N. Sully (eds.) Shifting Views: Selected Essays on the Architectural History of Australia and New Zealand, St. Lucia, Qld. 2008, pp. 178-188.
- Aravena 2016 Pritzker Prize: http://www.pritzkerprize.com/2016/announcement
- Harry Seidler: Modernist, ABC film, 2016.
- R Boyd, ‘Introduction', in Boyd, R, The Australian Ugliness. Melbourne 1960.
- H Foster, 2011, 'Image-building' in Foster, Hal., The art-architecture complex, Verso Books, London, pp. 1 - 16.
- Autopsy On a Dream – the making of the Sydney Opera House. 2013. Controversial and provocative BBC 1968 film about the building of the Sydney Opera House, directed by John Weiley, lost for 45 years.
- A Dutta, ‘Marginality and Metaengineering: Keynes and Arup', 2012, pp. 237-267
- G Hartoonian & P Stein ‘Revisiting the void. An Interview with Enrico Taglietti', in Fusion Journal, No. 6, Charles Sturt University, June 2015.
- Architects, Gehl. "Public Spaces Public Life Study–Sydney 2007." City of Sydney, Sydney (2007).
- P Goad. "An archipelago of architecture cultures." in Goad, P., New Directions of Australian Architecture. Singapore. 2005, pp 12-18.
- R Boyd. ‘The state of Australian architecture'. In Architecture in Australia. 1967, pp. 454-465
Other Potential Readings
- Hardy Wilson. Old Colonial Architecture in New South Wales and Tasmania. Sydney 1924.
- Robin Boyd. Victorian Modern. Melbourne 1947 (2011 reprint).
- Robin Boyd. Australia's Home. Melbourne 1952.
- Michael Sharland. Stones of a Century. Hobart 1952.
- Maie Casey et al. Early Melbourne Architecture 1840 to 1888. Melbourne 1953.
- Morton Herman. The Early Australian Architects and Their Work. Sydney 1954.
- Morton Herman. The Architecture of Victorian Sydney. Sydney 1956.
- Robin Boyd. The Australian Ugliness. Melbourne 1960.
- Max Dupain (with Morton Herman). Georgian Architecture in Australia. Sydney 1963.
- David Saunders (ed.). Historic Buildings of Victoria. Melbourne 1966.
- J.M. Freeland. Historic Homesteads of Australia. Melbourne 1969.
- J.M. Freeland. The Making of a Profession: A History of the Growth and Work of the Architectural Institutes of Australia. Sydney 1971.
- Jennifer Taylor. An Australian Identity - Houses for Sydney 1953-1963. Sydney 1972.
- Miles Lewis. Victorian Primitive. Melbourne 1977.
- Philip Cox and Clive Lucas. Australian Colonial Architecture. Melbourne 1978.
- Donald Leslie Johnson. Australian Architecture 1901-1951: Sources of Modernism. Sydney 1980.
- Howard Tanner (ed.). Architects of Australia. Melbourne 1981.
- Robert Irving (ed.). The history and design of the Australian house. Melbourne 1985.
- Jennifer Taylor. Australian Architecture Since 1960. Sydney 1986.
- Miles Lewis (ed.). Two Hundred Years of Concrete in Australia. Sydney 1988.
- Trevor Howells and Michael Nicholson (eds.). Towards the Dawn: Federation Architecture in Australia 1890-1915. Sydney 1989.
- Peter Cuffley. Australian Houses in the twenties and thirties. Knoxfield (Vic.) 1989.
- Kenneth Frampton. Harry Seidler: four decades of architecture. London, New York. 1992.
- Francoise Fromont: Glenn Murcutt: buildings and projects 1962-2003. London. 2003.
Students are expected to have read the assigned weekly materials, attend the scheduled classes (on-campus or virtual tutorials) and actively engage with tutorials ( discussions, presentations, work-in-progress reviews, and forums). It may be difficult to pass the unit without attending and without regular participation.
Required IT skills
Students are required to have basic IT skills to correctly deliver the assignments.
Recommended books are available in the UC Library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
For additional information, see UCLearn (Canvas) site.