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ARCH71-117: World Architecture and Urbanism

Description

This subject covers the history of world architecture and urbanism from the early days of humans as builders until most recent architectural phenomena today. Because the second semester subject, entitled Architecture and Urbanism of the Asia Pacific, focuses on that part of the world, this first semester subject is mainly concerned with architecture in the other regions. The goal in examining aesthetic concepts; philosophical, social and environmental issues; vernacular typologies and indigenous cultures; materials; construction methods; as well as evolution of science and technology, is to provide a framework for critical evaluations and analyses of architectural and urban design. There is strong emphasis on linking the discussed, interrelated examples and theories with the cultural, social and environmental imperatives of the 21st century. Significant concepts, works, architects, planners, and contexts are highlighted for precedent studies and future referrals in order to develop the students’ design thinking skills.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeARCH71-117
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,140
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the role of major theories, movements, trends, procedures, systems and methods in the development of architecture and built environment within its historic and geographic context.
2. Evaluate, critique and analyse a given site/building by means of model making, oral and visual presentation, and a written research essay.
3. Appreciate the vernacular and indigenous wisdom embedded in building activities.
4. Choose appropriate precent studies and apply the gained knowledge to inform one’s concurrent and future design projects.
5. Participate and contribute to any debate on architectural discourse.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020