Architecture and Culture Research Applications
Select a research topic and dig into the theoretical, historical, social and cultural aspects of architecture.Take on topics including cultural heritage and sustainability. Frame your architectural study in the context of the urban environment.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse and communicate conceptual frameworks drawing on relevant disciplinary knowledge
- evaluate the social, cultural and political conditions significant to architecture
- hypothesize and synthesize historical theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships to inform a broad and critical understanding of architecture
- Finding a Topic
- What is béton brut?
- Developing your Topic
- Theories of Brutalism
- The Brutality of Buildings and Landscapes
- Introduction to Heritage and Indigenous Heritage
- New Brutalism in Southern Contexts
- Heritage characteristics and regulation of heritage
- "Brick Brutalism"
- Intangible Cultural Heritage and Adaptive Re-use
- Renewing the Brutal
- Philosophic Background to Concepts of Sustainability
- Sustainability and Heritage
- The Burra Charter: Theory and Application
- The Role of an Architect in a Heritage Project and Investigating a Building
- Materials Conservation
- Ten Things Not To Do
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
- Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
This subject was previously known as Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.
Students use critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of themes and concepts relating to the theoretical, historical, social and cultural aspects of architecture and urban environments. Students will be expected to select from a range of research topics not previously studied. A fieldwork component is dependent on the focus of the research.
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- Abstract and objectives (20%)
- Research Essay (50%)
- Presentation (30%)
Current study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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