Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 319 Issues and Problems in Modernism Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 115 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Maja Popovac, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maja Roso Popovac Maja Popovac, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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The course uses an eclectic and comprehensive blend of theoretical viewpoints to analyze contemporary problems, shows how social problems are socially constructed, and provides many cross-cultural examples of problems in other societies.

The learner is supposed to understand current problems of modernism and the methodologies of problem solving.

  1. First lecture, presentation of course
  2. Introduction to Problems of Modern and Postmodern architecture
  3. Late 19th -Century Architecture/Arts and Crafts Movement and Beaux-Arts
  4. 19 th -Century Technology and the Chicago School
  5. Frank Lloyd Wright: The 19th Century to Early Modernism
  6. De Stijl, Mies Van der Rohe
  7. Antonio Gaudi
  8. Repetition, Midterm
  9. Early Modernism
  10. Corbusier and the Bauhaus
  11. Architecture of totalitarian regimes
  12. The International Style and Post-War Modernism
  13. Post-Modernism/High-Tech/Deconstruction
  14. Contemporary Architecture and repetition
  15. Final

  1. Practical session 1: Field visit to the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  2. Practical session 2: Presentation of rewievs from the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
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Learning outcomes
  • Understand the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of construction materials, basic structural systems, products, components, and building service systems at the moderate level.
  • Understand the role of the architect to elicit, understand, and resolve the needs of the client, owner, and user.
  • Generate technical documentation enabling the realization in built form of a modest architectural proposal.
  • Examine and solve, to a preliminary level basic spatial and material design concepts.
  • Understand the role of exploration, dialogue and diagramming in design process.
  • Vitruvius: \'Ten Books on Architecture\', Cambridge : Harvard university Press, 1914.
  • The Four Books on Architecture , Andrea Palladio, First MIT Press paperbook Edition, 2002
  • Toward an Architecture (Vers une Architecture), Le Corbusier, Frances Lincon Limited, 2008
  • The Architecture of the City (L\'architettura della città) , Aldo Rossi, Oppositions Books, 1982
  • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Robert Venturi, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002
  • Leon Battista Alberti, De Re Aedificatoria, Olms, 1996.
  • Contemporary Social Problems (6th Edition), Vincent N. Parrillo, 2004.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination12525
Preparation for Final Examination13030
Assignment / Homework/ Project 100
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 115
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5