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The History and Theory option is concerned with the reconciliation of ethics and poetics in architectural practice. It is particularly suited to students with a professional background in architecture who want to explore and understand the complex connections between history, theory, and design. The course of studies consists of four seminar courses in architectural history and theory, a seminar course in critical writing, a project preparation course, one elective course, and a final project.
Examines through case studies the cultural contexts that shaped the development of architecture, urban design, landscape and the environment during the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the historical developments that influenced changes in style and the theoretical contexts that shaped attitudes towards inhabitation, social organisation, national identity, and cultural self-expression, amongst other things.
Programme website: Architectural History and Theory. Our Virtual Open Days running from 23 to 25 March are ideal for anyone considering on-campus postgraduate study. If you're considering online study with us next year, our Online Learning Open Days take place on 26 and 27 May.
The Doctor of Philosophy Ph. As the most advanced academic degree, the Ph. The program, which is offered in two tracks, Technologies of the Built Environment TBE and History, Theory, and Criticism HTC , demands a deep understanding of the related theories in contemporary intellectual terrain, a command of advanced research methodologies, and a commitment to critical inquiry that extends the frontiers of knowledge. The program begins with advanced coursework and culminates in a dissertation that is the result of extensive, original, and rigorous research and thought. The Ph.
His concept of organic architecture, the main focus of this paper, has been less studied and is accordingly less well understood, although it was an important facet of his design theory. The claim that correlationism is the episteme of architectural theory and practise is expanded with an amplified version of epistemes themselves. Vitruvius 5 from On Architecture, Book 1 c.
Art of the Americas. The history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditions, regions, overarching stylistic trends, and dates. The beginnings of all these traditions is thought to be humans satisfying the very basic need of shelter and protection.
The aim of History Theory and Criticism concentration is to produce cutting-edge scholarship in the field of architectural history, philosophy and theory. The courses in this concentration offers a wide ranges of topics that includes architectural historiography, discourse analysis, analytical methodology, critical survey of architectural history around the globe, and the emerging issues that set the current philosophical and disciplinary debates. Allied faculty members and research students investigates the socio, political, philosophical and material context of architecture to understand the broader shifts of the discipline and its impact on society, and vice versa over time. The main goal of this research cluster is to identify and use novel research methods in architectural history and theory to understand the relationship among changing social dynamics, evolving technology, and built environment.
The term theory of architecture was originally simply the accepted translation of the Latin term ratiocinatio as used by Vitruvius , a Roman architect-engineer of the 1st century ce , to differentiate intellectual from practical knowledge in architectural education, but it has come to signify the total basis for judging the merits of buildings or building projects. Such reasoned judgments are an essential part of the architectural creative process. A building can be designed only by a continuous creative, intellectual dialectic between imagination and reason in the mind of each creator. A variety of interpretations has been given to the term architectural theory by those who have written or spoken on the topic in the past. Before every comprehensive treatise or published lecture course on architecture could appropriately be described as a textbook on architectural theory.