Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods
Build up an understanding of the theory and history that informs architectural practices in urban environments.Reflect on how cultural considerations underpin an architect's decision-making process. Explore the interplay between city and climate.
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- 27 Nov 2023
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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
- communicate orally and in writing, appropriate to the discipline and the principles of academic integrity
- evaluate and synthesise cultural, historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships to inform a broad and critical understanding of architecture
- examine and apply research methods specific to social and cultural research in architecture.
- Finding a Topic
- Core challenges for Urban Design
- An Introduction to Cities
- Developing a Topic
- Core Qualities of Urban Design
- The Grid
- An Introduction to Transit Oriented Design (TOD)
- Dispersed City
- Activity and Transport Corridors
- City as a Museum
- Architecture in TOD
- Collage City
- Polarized City
- The City and Climate
- Urbanscaping - Making Urban Places and Public Life in the City
- Regent Park
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-MAA400 (Not currently available)
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
- Other requirements - Access to the Internet
This subject was previously known as Architectural Culture Research Topics 1.
Students use critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of themes, concepts and research methods 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 and identify appropriate research methods and methodologies to theoretically underpin their research and inform their ways of thinking. Students will be expected to demonstrate architectural and English language proficiency. A fieldwork component is dependent on the focus of the research.
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- Abstract and objectives (20%)
- Oral presentation of Data (30%)
- Scholarly Research Essay (50%)
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