History of Architecture
The History of Architecture
This course is intended as an introduction to the development of Western architecture through social and technological changes.
Areas of study may include:
- An introduction to RIBA
- The Classical Orders of architecture
- Traditional materials and vernacular architecture
- Architectural terminology
- Iron and steel, the development of the skyscraper and the Chicago School
- Concrete and the First Generation, Perret, Behrens and Lloyd Wright
- The International Style/ Second Generation, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier
- Post Modernism, Venturi, Graves, Stirling
- Hi-Tech, Foster, Rogers
- Deconstructivism, Libeskind, Gehry, Hadid
- The Stirling Prize
Skills and techniques
- The ability to analyse a building using specialist terminology.
- The ability to make critical judgements.
- To express themselves coherently both verbally and on paper.
- The ability and confidence to express and communicate knowledge and understanding.
Knowledge and Understanding
- The foundations and knowledge and understanding of architectural movements
- Practitioners and their works
- Consideration of the way that these changes develop according to chronological and other frameworks.
- Awareness of architectural terms, concepts and issues.
- Knowledge and understanding of the significance of techniques and materials in the creation of a building.
- Understand the principal methods of analysis and interpretation.
- Understand the relationship between society and architecture within historical and other frameworks.
Coursework essays and a written 1.5-hour exam.