Histories and Theories of Architecture 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 and their location within the chronology of the canon of Architecture. By undertaking focused research on a specified topic in architectural and design 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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ILO 1: Identify precedents and their location within the chronology of the canon of Architecture.
ILO 2: Interrelate the objects of architectural production and their historical, cultural and discursive position.
ILO 3: Articulate a critical position informed by focused inquiry into a specified topic in architecture and design history and theory.
ILO 4: Situate architectural ideas by applying academic conventions within written, verbal and visual communications.
Contribution to Graduate Outcomes (Degree core knowledge)
Ethics: Students consider multiple dimensions in developing a critical position, including an ethical dimension re inquiring into multiple, dominant and marginal histories, discourses and artefacts; assessed via digital folio in which this discursive diversity is exemplified (AT3)
Literacy: Students’ written expression is further developed through focused discussion of architectural precedents and their contexts; assessed via small-scale exegesis (AT2)
KDA138 and KDA140 and KDA143 and KDA144
Lecture - 2-hr weekly, Seminar - 1-hr weekly and Workshop - 3-hr (2)
AT1 – Objects + Positions Seminar (30%)
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