Studies in Contemporary Architecture

Subject 702-460 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-232 Modern Architecture B: 20th Century or approved equivalent and admission to a post-BPD program in the Faculty.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Professor Philip Goad
Subject Overview:

The formative and theoretical aspects of architecture and urban design of the last ten years. Current concepts and approaches to architectural design will be examined through detailed case studies of recently completed buildings and theoretical texts. Digital design methods, new approaches to urban form, innovations in sustainable architecture, advanced construction technology, and critical discussions of cyberspace, postcolonial identity, urban consolidation and artificial landscapes will form part of the subject. The subject will include work by architects with diverse theoretical positions such as Greg Lynn, Kazuyo Sejima, MVRDV, Rem Koolhaas, Matthias Klotz and Peter Zumthor.

Assessment: Projects, seminar paper and exercises to the equivalent of not more than 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed skills in research, critical analysis and writing and some experience with group work.

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