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Twenty-first Century Architecture (ABPL90117)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90117
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject offers a broad introduction to contemporary theories and methods used in the production and critique of architecture in the context of current practice.

Architectural concepts such as program, diagram, transparency, tectonics, materiality, and ornament will be explored along with the contemporary manifestations of landscape urbanism, digital technologies, ecological sustainability, and biomimicry in design. The subject provides a perspective within which contemporary architectural polemics and strategies can be understood so that students can approach their own practice with the knowledge of existing contemporary theories of design.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand and articulate a broad range of contemporary architectural theories.
  • Identify the major architectural thinkers, their philosophical positions and the debates between them.
  • Develop a disciplinary vocabulary based in architectural discourse.
  • Investigate a particular architectural theory for critical debate and to develop it for their own design practice and criticism.

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Use and citation of sources
  • Written and verbal presentation of ideas
  • Essay and report writing
  • Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
  • Application of generic theories to specific examples

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into the MC-ARCH (300EP) OR MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture (300 points) and the following subject

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90289 Architectural Cultures 2:After Modernism
Semester 2
12.5

OR

Admission into one of the following courses:

MC-ARCH Master of Architecture (200 points)
MC-ARCH2Y Master of Architecture (200 points)

MC-UCH (Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage)

MC-LARCH Master of Landscape Architecture
MC-PROP Master of Property
MC-CM Master of Construction Management
MC-URPL Master of Urban Planning
MC-URBDES Master of Urban Design

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial attendance and participation (10%);
  • 8 Weekly Reading Analysis 250 words (25%);
  • Book review 1500 words due in week 6 (25%);
  • Manifesto outline due in week 7 (6%);
  • Manifesto draft 1500-2000 words, due in week 10 (17%);
  • Manifesto final (revisions) due at the end of semester (17%).

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorAnnmarie Brennan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursContact hours: 2 x 1.5 hour lecture per week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Total contact hours: 48 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

    Email:brea@unimelb.edu.au

    Joshua Haddad (Senior Tutor)

    haddad@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Joshua Haddad (Senior Tutor)

haddad@unimelb.edu.au

[senior tutor] [sessional] [coordinator]

Related courses

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Prescribed texts

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Last updated: 16 August 2017