ARBE3200

History and Theory in the Built Environment 3

10 Units

Examines the built environment through the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century period. The architectural theory and philosophy and their relationship to architectural practice and history within major themes will be examined.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify ten themes in architectural theory
  2. Describe the relationship between each theme and the built environment
  3. Articulate a theoretical agenda for a design
  4. Implement a theoretical design agenda in a creative manner through written discourse
Content
  • Theory and Practice
  • Phenomenology, Critical Regionalism, Tectonics
  • Semiotics: Structuralism and postmodernism
  • Post-structuralism
  • Feminism, Gender, the Body and Inhabitation
  • Neomaterialism
  • Posthumanism
  • Urbanism
  • Cyberspace, Cyber-bodies and Post-digital Production
  • The Sublime
  • Power
Assumed Knowledge ARBE2203
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Critical Review - Precis of (3) lecture themes and associated readings
  • Written Assignment: Theory Essay
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3200

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