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 - 2016 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify at least ten themes in architectural theory
  2. Describe the relationship between each theme and the built environment
  3. Articulate a theoretical agenda for design
  • 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
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Bachelor of Industrial Design, Master Architecture (PG entry) programs
Assumed Knowledge ARBE2203
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Critical Review - Precis of (3) lecture themes and associated readings
  • Written Assignment: Theory Essay and Presentation
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for ARBE3200
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