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 unit, you will be familiar with both visual and textual means of communicating about how the built environment relates to its varied contexts. This unit is part of a suite of Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Theory units, 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 units provide foundational understandings of the history and lived spaces of architecture and built environments. This unit is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of B.ABE and the Spatial Design practice specialisation in the Bachelor of Design.
|Unit name||Architecture Theory: Built Environments|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Georgia Lindsay|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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12 x fully online independent learning modules AND
12 x 1-hour weekly tutorials that can be attended either face to face or online via zoom
|Assessment||AT3: Precedent studies (30%)|AT1: Case study (35%)|AT2: Presentation (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Ingersoll, Richard. (2018). World Architecture: A cross-cultural history. Oxford University Press.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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