Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architectural Theories
Gain an overview of the influences of modern, post-modern and post-structuralist intellectual movements on architecture. Consider and critique the cultural, historic, social, political and philosophical ties that inspired urban environment design.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify key architectural approaches in relation to their underpinning theoretical and philosophical frameworks in design
- interpret the wider cultural, countercultural, social and environmental relationships that support architectural artefacts in current practice
- understand and investigate architectural artefacts through application of theoretical frameworks
- formulate critical insights into theoretical and critical frameworks
- • What is Theory and Criticism?
- • From Luxury to Comfort
- • "Sustainable Luxury"
- • Post-modernism and its Relevance Today
- • Deconstructivism and Deconstruction
- • Critical Regionalism: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
- • Architecture With and Without Architects
- • Post-Colonialism/ Decolonialism in Northern Africa and Latin America
- • The Feminine: women and sustainability
- • Structuralism, Post-Structuralism - Michel Foucault and Architecture
- • Contemporary Architectural Theory
- • Review
Level 3 subjects normally assume an intermediate level of prior knowledge in this area. Ensure all Level 2 subjects have been completed.
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
- Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
This subject was previously known as Architecture, Theory and Critique.
This subject offers students various movements such as arts and crafts, modern, post-modern and contemporary approaches within architecture, concentrating on the social, cultural and countercultural concepts that impact the urban environment. It concentrates on a broad range of theoretical strategies of thought, design and critical analysis for use in architectural contexts and current practice.
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- Research Essay (50%)
- Critique and Presentation (50%)
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