INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
||Theory and Critics of Architectural Object
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
|| + 3
|Introduction to basic theories and conceptual frameworks of modern architecture, that create fundaments for development of architectural design. Through discussion of basic principles of order, and introduction of fundamental theories of aesthetics in architecture, qquestion and analyze the relationship of architecture within broader social and cultural context. Evaluate and assess the interaction of different levels and layers of architectural objects, especially in terms of form, function, typology, symbolism. Introduction with critical analysis and development of critical observation, research, analysis and evaluation of the architecture.
|• Introduce students with basic principles of modern architectural theory
• Introduce students with concept of order and disorder, harmony and chaos in architectural theory and practice
• Introduce students with basic concepts of aesthetics in architecture, aesthetic experience and evaluation
• Explore translation and correlation between theory and architectural form
• Explore the change within architectural theory throughout 20th century and establish the correlation within broader social and cultural context.
- • Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, requirements, equipment, policies; teaching methods)
- • Understanding Order and Disorder
- • / Exploring harmony vs chaos, unity vs diversity Aesthetics Order / Relations and Interactions
- • Understanding Beauty – Basic Concepts
- • Architectural Theory / From mathematics to Intellectual Reasoning
- • The Formative Standards of Modern Architecture / Steel Giants and Glass Sculptures / Chicago School
- • Country House in the City / Circle and Square / Concrete Creativity
- • Volumetric Experiments / Machine for Living International Style
- • Walter Gropius / German Expressionism and Bauhaus / Alvaro Alto and the Scandinavian Tradition / Louis Khan and the Challenge of Monumentality
- • Case Studies / Bubbles / Concrete Container
- • White Architects / Open Structures
- • Critiques of Modern Movement / Problem of Regional Identity
- • Postmodern Movements
- Interactive Lectures
- Discussions and group work
- • Identify and understand basic concepts of modern theory of architecture
- • Understand fundamental principles of architectural order
- • Understand fundamental principles of aesthetic perception and evaluation.
- • Develop critical thinking towards the process of architectural design, decisions and architectural objects
- • Establish a relationship with theories of architecture and space and form as their own theoretical thinking.
- • Develop mindfulness about theoretical background of architectural design and understand its role and significance in architectural education.
- 1. Handbook, T. S. (2012). Architectural Theory. London: Sage Publications.
- 2. J.R.Curtis, W. (1983). Modern Architecture since 1900. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. Inc.. Englewood cliffs. .
- 3. Leach, N. (1997). Rethinking Architecture . London, New York: Routlage.
- 4. Lorand, R. (2003). Aesthetic Order. London, New York: Routlage.
- 5. Smith, P. (2003). The Dynamics of of Delight . New York: Routlage.
- 6. William, L. J., Moriarty , M. F., & Neuman, D. J. (1994). Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- 7. Gesel, P., & Loythoyzer, G. (2006). 20th Cnetury Architecture, Koln
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||3||45|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||20||20|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||40||40|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||30||30|
|Seminar / Presentation|| || ||0|