Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Theory units 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.
Architecture Theory: The Canon focuses on the development of core knowledge and critical understanding of the canon of Architecture. Through lectures, self-directed research and interactive seminars and workshops you will explore, discuss and critique the relationships between the objects of architectural production and their historical, cultural and discursive position. You will develop knowledge of key precedents, their historical position within the canon of Architecture, and the basis for their canonical significance (including associated debates). The relationship of these debates to contemporary positions will be critically explored. By undertaking focused research on a specified topic in architectural history, you will develop skills in critical inquiry and techniques of academic communication employing appropriate conventions in written, verbal and visual formats.
|Unit name||Architecture Theory: The Canon|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor David Beynon|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify precedents and their location within the chronology of the canon of Architecture
- Interrelate the objects of architectural production and their historical, cultural and discursive position
- Articulate a critical position informed by focused inquiry into a specified topic in architecture and design history and theory
- Situate architectural ideas by applying academic conventions within written, verbal and visual communications
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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PrerequisitesKDA151 or KDA143
1 x 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 x 1-hr seminar weekly, 2 x 3-hr studios
|Assessment||Seminar presentation (30%)|Research documentation (30%)|Visual Essay (40%)|
|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.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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