Architectural Theory (ARCH8311)

Level: 
8
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To develop capability in the analysis and critical evaluation of the ideas of architecture and urban design as represented in texts, drawings and buildings.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Master of Architecture (Professional) programme to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

Historical review of major topics of architectural theory
survey of architectural debates to the present day beginning with the writings of Vitruvius, Renaissance theories,
1717 century theories, 18th century debates between ancients and moderns, aesthetic debates of ca
1800,
19th century debates on tectonics and structure, debates on craft vs
technology, 19th century theories on the origins of dwelling,
space and the body
questions of perception, debates on rationalism, utilitarianism and functionalism, aspects of phenomenology, defining modernism
universality or regionalism?,
postmodernism and deconstruction, theories of architectural design, contemporary architectural theories and their debates (f
ex
post-colonialism, feminism, digital)
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1006

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 27 Aug 18 LectureMonday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (001-2076)
17 Sep 18 - 22 Oct 18 LectureMonday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (001-2076)

Class: 5733

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 28 Aug 17 LectureMonday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (001-2076)
18 Sep 17 - 23 Oct 17 LectureMonday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (001-2076)
Note: This course is offered as part of Master of Architecture (Professional).

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