Architectural History/Theory 2 offers a critical examination of the developments of modern architecture in design, theory, spatial programming and construction technology, as well as its social and environmental effects across the world from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. It provides a broad overview of diverse approaches to modern architecture and rethinks critically how they have advanced different architectural propositions about modern ways of dwelling and building under a constellation of social and cultural conditions. By exposing students to a variety of theoretical issues, this unit of study aims to enhance students' capability to reflect on the values embedded in design, and to develop their understanding of the intertwined relationship between space, society and power.
Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week.
Attendance, discussions and weekly proformas (25%), group research presentation and building analysis (25%), final research essay (50%)