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SRA224 - Austral-Asian Architecture

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

David Beynon





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


The unit SRA224 builds on skills and concepts learned in SRA215 Utopian Ideals in the Modern World. Students will investigate the social, material and symbolic role of architecture in traditional, changing and contemporary Australian Pacific Island and Southeast Asian societies, developing an understanding of its social and philosophical underpinnings and an appreciation of its creativity. Students will learn about important aspects of architecture in the region; indigenous traditions and cultures, the influence of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, the effects of colonialism and imperialism, the relationship between architecture and postcolonial identity, modernism, regionalism and prospects for the future.


Debate 20%, essay 40%, model 40%

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