New Design in Old Settings (ARCH9075)
UNIT OF STUDY
New Design in Old Settings explores the architectural approaches, conservation methodologies and planning issues relevant to situations when new meets old in the built environment. The unit highlights architecturally innovative reuse projects, exemplary additions and alterations to historic places, and architecturally distinguished new buildings in historic precincts and landscapes. We also examine historic theming, façadism and some of the design ideas and planning compromises that have blighted historic places.
The aims of the unit are to develop an understanding of the history of designing and building new buildings in old settings; to develop an understanding of the major theoretical and practical issues of designing new buildings in old settings; to develop an ability to assess critically the appropriateness of new development in culturally significant places. Students will develop analytical skills in assessing design strategies and develop confidence in making critical judgements about design propositions in historically significant settings.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
- Graduate Certificate in Urban Design
- Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
- Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
- Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
- Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Heritage Conservation
- Master of Urban Design
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- Master of Urbanism (Heritage Conservation)
- Master of Urbanism (Urban Design)
- Master of Urbanism (Urban and Regional Planning)
Further unit of study information
3 hrs/week combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, site visits.
Group work (30%); individual assignments (70%). Total of 4000-5000 words.
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.