Undergraduate | TAS-KDA235-2023
Architecture Theory: Built Environments
No ATAR needed
No prior study
- 20 Feb 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the relationships between historical contexts and the built environments to inform precedent investigations
- Visualise the ‘use of space’ by applying design analysis methods to built environments
- Explain the interactions between historical context, built form and building uses to inform ongoing design practice
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
Architecture Theory: Built Environments explores political, cultural, environmental and historical contexts and their relation to the production and inhabitation of the built environment. A series of thematic discussions introduces you to ideas and precedents in spatial design disciplines across a range of scales and a breadth of historical and cultural contexts. Presentations on strategies for analysing the built environment will give you tools to investigate precedents of your own choosing throughout the semester. At the end of the subject, you will be familiar with both visual and textual means of communicating about how the built environment relates to its varied contexts.
This subject is part of a suite of Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Theory subjects, which focus on establishing and enhancing students’ capacity to think with clarity and rigour to ensure solid bases for research inquiry and design practice. At Intermediate level, these subjects provide foundational understandings of the history and lived spaces of architecture and built environments. This subject is part of a suite of four subjects in the degree core of B.ABE and the Spatial Design practice specialisation in the Bachelor of Design.
- Precedent studies (30%)
- Case Study (35%)
- Presentation (35%)
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