Reading Architecture Globally
Draw on themes inspiring the meaning, expression and symbol of architectural design that defines how people live, work and play.
Delve into theories, texts and examples of global and national works. Visit sites and document your observations.
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- 28 Feb 2022
- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify key architectural histories and vocabularies through reading, research and observation, and record these using relevant written and visual forms
- critically analyse historical works of architecture and reflect upon own experiences of engagement with the built environment
- use a range of research techniques to develop skills in critical and analytical thinking and academic writing
- What is Architecture?
- Meaning, Expression and Representation
- Body and Space
- Site and Setting
- The Open House
- Typologies and Figures
- Fluid Architecture
- The Imaginary
- Space and Power
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-BAS130C-Understanding Architecture (No longer available)
Note: it is recommended to complete APC100 Academic and Professional Communication (or similar subject ensuring you are familiar with research and writing requirements) before undertaking this subject.
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required.
- Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
This subject was previously known as BAS130 Understanding Architecture.
This subject is an introduction to broad themes and histories in World Architecture that underlie the design and production of architecture and the built environment. Architectural ideas and concepts are explored through lectures, tutorials and site visits referencing real-world examples that are carefully considered and documented through, reading, writing and drawing along with other media production.
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- Annotated Sketch Book (40%)
- Reflection (20%)
- Essay (40%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
The Architecture of Happiness. Available as an eBook.
Alain de Botton
Next study term: 27 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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