Advanced History & Theory 1 PG (9780.2)
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Starting with the structures of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, this unit discuss Australian architecture in reference to major tendencies of modern movement architecture unfolding in Europe and America. Particular attention is given to architecture responses to Australian social and environmental conditions; the architecture of Federation and reactions to industrialisation. Contemporary Australian architecture tendencies are reviewed in the context of cultural and technological implications of globalization.
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
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Incompatible units8411 History of Australian Architecture PG
Equivalent units8411 History of Australian Architecture PG
Assumed knowledgeArchitectural knowledge in accord with the learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or equivalent.
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Note: The following list is indicative and is subject to change.
Where feasibile, readings will be made available in short term loan or via the Unit Canvas site via Readling List.
Additional or difference readings and resources may be added over the course of the semester.
- 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.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter ‘The Age of Macquire' 1810-1821', pp. 29-49.
- 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 Weirick, ‘The Griffins and Modernism', Transition, Melbourne, Autumn 1988, pp. 5-13.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter 12 ‘Early modern 1930-1944', pp. 252-263.
- P Goad& J Willis, The encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Cambridge, 2012, pp.695-698 (Terrace Houses), pp. 579 (Queenslander).
- 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.
- G Murcutt , ‘The Mining Museum of Broken Hill', in Perspecta, MIT Press, Vol. 27, 1992, pp. 168-185.
- J M Freeland, Architecture in Australia, Melbourne 1968, Chapter 13 &14 ‘Austerity 1945-1954' Mid-Twentieth Century 1955-1967, pp. 264-314.
- R Boyd, ‘Introduction', in Boyd, R, The Australian Ugliness. Melbourne 1960.
- Aravena 2016 Pritzker Prize: http://www.pritzkerprize.com/2016/announcement
- H Foster, 2011, 'Image-building' in Foster, Hal., The art-architecture complex, Verso Books, London, pp. 1 - 16.
- A Dutta, ‘Marginality and Metaengineering: Keynes and Arup', 2012, pp. 237-267.
- Autopsy On a Dream – the making of the Sydney Opera House. Controversial and provocative BBC film about the building of the Sydney Opera House, directed by John Weiley, lost for 45 years.
- G Hartoonian & P Stein ‘Revisiting the void. An Interview with Enrico Taglietti', in Fusion Journal, No. 6, Charles Sturt University, June 2015.
- 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.
- Harry Siedler, ABC film 2016
- Architects, Gehl. "Public Spaces Public Life Study–Sydney 2007." City of Sydney, Sydney (2007).
Week 10: to be advised
- 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 important sources (in order of publication date):
Hardy Wilson. Old Colonial Architcture 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 and actively engage with online tutorials (forum participation). It may be difficult to pass the unit without attending and without regular, online participation.
Required IT skills
Students are required to have basic IT skills. They will have to prepare and submit their online presentations, use email, send an attachment, write a paper and use Moodle.
The reading material is generally available online or in the UC library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during lectures, or sent to your University of Canberra student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation outside of these hours shall be by prior appointment, and in addition to, not in lieu of, the scheduled class time. Students who fail to attend classes, and who do not have a medical or Counsellor's certificate or other genuine reason for missing classes, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Emails are normally not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays.
Due to the requirements of professional accreditation samples of student work will be retained and stored at the School for periods of up to three years. Where possible, each student should make a copy of any assignment (prior to submission) as that work may be retained and inaccessible thereafter.