History & Theory 3: Architecture and the City (9776.2)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Analyse and compare various theoretical approaches to design, planning and architecture;
2. Apply theoretical positions in the critical evaluation of places and architecture;
3. Illustrate and debate the complex values in design of cities and architecture; and
4. Report and conduct individual research and develop analytical skills in writing essays on selected buildings, theory and history, using appropriate conventions of research and writing.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites9774 History & Theory 1: Introduction to Architecture History
Incompatible units8403 Capital Cities and Urban Form
Equivalent units8403 Capital Cities and Urban Form
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Bacon, Edmund, "Design of Cities", Penguin, New York, 1967,1974
Birch, Eugenie Ladner (ed.), "The urban and regional planning reader", New York, NY ; London : Routledge, 2009.
Ellin, Nan, "Postmodern Urbanism", Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1996. (1999)
Fishman, Robert, "Urban utopias in the twentieth century, Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier", Basic Books, inc. Publishers, New York, 1977.
Ebenzer Howard, "Garden cities of to-morrow", F.J. Osborn (ed), Cambridge, Mass. : M.I.T. Press, 1965.
Jacob, Jane, "The death and life of great American cities", New York, Random House, 1961 (any other edition is fine)
Koolhaas, Rem, "Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan", Thames and Hudson, London, 1978.
Kostof, Spiro, "The city shaped- Urban patterns and meanings through history", Thames and Hudson, London, 1991.
Krier, Leon, " The architecture of community", Island Press, 2011
Larice, Michael and Macdonald, Elizabeth (eds.), "The urban design reader", New York : Routledge, 2007.
Le Corbusier, "The radiant city: elements of a doctrine of urbanism to be used as the basis of our machine-age civilization", Faber, London, 1967.
Le Corbusier, "Towards a new architecture", Architectural Press, London, 1946.
Newman, Peter, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer, "Resilient Cities – Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change", Island Press, 2009.
Rogers, Richard, "Cities for a small planet, Basic Books, 1997. (there are multiple editions, you are allowed to use any)
Rogers, Richard, "Cities for a small country", Faber & Faber, 2000 (there are multiple editions, you are allowed to use any)
Rossi, Aldo, "Architecture of the city", MIT Press, 1982.
Rowe, Colin, "Collage City", MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1978
Sepe, Marichela, "Planning and place in the city: mapping place identity", Routledge, New York, 2013.
Required texts, readings or other reference material will be identified or provided during lectures and posted on the Moodle site. Students are expected to undertake self-directed research and sourcing of reference material as required for each project.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Non Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
Late submissions, received after the published due date for assignments (or later than any approved extension due date), will be penalised.
Students will receive a reduction of 5 percent per day from the total mark available for that assessment item, for each day the assignment is late (up to seven days, after which the student will receive zero marks for the assignment).
Students are responsible for ensuring that late submissions are received by the Unit Convener. Students should discuss the date, time and location of the late submission with the Unit Convener.
Unless otherwise agreed with the Unit Convener, all late submissions must be submitted at the Moodle or if the submission is hard copy to the Design Discipline Administrative Office, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm. Each item (eg write-ups, report) should be individually date stamped, then stored as directed until grading.
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Unit Convener at the time they occur. You can apply for an extension due to illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Supporting documentation is normally required. Doctor's or Counsellor's Certificates, dated at the time of the difficulty, will be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Good studio practices: The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
- Special assessment requirements
It is recommended for the successful completion of the learning outcomes, and for professional accreditation of this unit, that students attend on-campus and participate in all tutorials. On-campus participation in scheduled tutorials is an essential part of the learning process. Engaging in academic discourse with other students and with the tutor/unit convener will provide a greater connection to learning, garner a range of opinions and knowledge in addition to providing the opportunity for greater clarity and assistance in achieving unit outcomes. It is expected that students maintain a minimum overall on-campus participation level of 80% or above, assessed as professional behaviour. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the unit convener and tutor prior to class to let them know they are not coming to class and why. It is the student’s responsibility to make up all missed information and learning from the class time.
Students are in particular required to attend on-campus and participate in all presentations. Where a student is not able to come to such a session there will be no additional organised time for the presentation. External work duties, assignments for other units and holidays do not constitute relevant reasons for missing class or Studio Reviews/Critiques or Juries.
- Studio Clean Up/ Shared Use
Studios are to be cleared of work at the end of each class. Students are responsible for removing their materials, equipment, progress models and drawings as needed to ensure clear teaching spaces for subsequent studios.
- Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit ALL written work on Moodle in the appropriate assignment dropbox for this unit. You should ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on the front cover and as a running head on each page.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit’s Moodle site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (digital image, scanned copy, PDF version, or video) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Students will not be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, unless specifically required as part of the unit assessment tasks. Students may be asked to provide evidence of these in class at the request of the unit tutor or unit convenor.
4. Critique Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments through Moodle, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries. An ability to present, explain and justify their work is an essential task of any design professional. Students will be required to stand up, pin up, and talk to their work, presenting their ideas and explaining the design to a group. Students will be given time slots with time for questions. During a critique students should be able to discuss the aims, design process and how they have approached the topic.
Verbal critiques are designed to provide iterative feedback to the students on their progress against the assessment outcomes. They are conducted a number of times a semester in front of peers, and students are encouraged to benchmark their work against that of others. It’s often a good idea to jot down some key points for presentation and discussion and students are encouraged to enlist the help of a peer to take notes or record the feedback on their behalf during the presentation.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums