SRA323 - Contemporary Architecture

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Prerequisite:

SRA215 or SRA224

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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

Content

This unit examines architecture as a cultural discipline from 1968 to the present day.  It seeks to critically discuss and engage with particular architects and works of architecture from Europe, Australia, the US, and Asia it also demonstrates the ways in which particular theoretical frameworks impact the direction and currents of architectural enquiry and production.  These architects and works are critically analysed to enable students to develop their own understanding of the very nature of critical attitudes in architecture through selected books, essays, articles and other media outputs.  The unit emphasises the essential role of critique in architecture and complements design studios be introducing the most relevant contemporary theories and concepts in architecture.

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