Theory of Arch and Urban Form II

This course provides an overview of the principal theories that have informed, animated, or destabilized recent architectural discourse (Regionalism and space spacifity, Tectonic expression, Environmentalism ethics and biomimicry, etc), focusing on key figures, movements, and texts from the late 1960s to the present. Recent technical approaches useful for contemporary architecture. Exploring the space as the extension of the human body; the sequence of space views experienced by people not the one from a high angle view. ICT contribution; video games which is specialized at the spatial storytelling, by collecting the scene played by people, and extend the human body. Students should be able to critically assess the ways which architectural movements achieve architectonic form; understand socio-cultural and technological factors undermining the emergence of various architectural discourses of contemporary architecture.

Course ID
ARUD 334
Credit Hours

1. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and have practical skills and personal attributes and competencies that will be required for ARCHITECT position in the ARCHITECTURE industry
2. Classify analytical, developmental, legal, managerial and technical principles that relate to PREMODERN , MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE.
3. Have an appropriate balance between the vocational skills necessary for immediate employment in ARCHITECTURAL field and the more fundamental principles necessary for further study.
4. Develop the academic abilities and personal characteristics required to solve problems relevant to ARCHITECTURE and critically assess relevant aspects of the industry.
5. Build a professional attitude and develop skills relation to communication, teamwork, project planning and management, and responsibility for individual learning.
6. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the economic, environmental, political, social and technological influences which relate to ARCHITECTURAL field.
7. Demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain in-depth research relevant to PRE –MODERN , MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE.
8. Have an opportunity to put theory into practice via study of significant texts and buildings of the present and recent past.
9. Building a base for on a close reading of selected buildings and texts both by prominent and less prominent figures of the late 19th – 20th – 21st century movement and its aftermath. Special emphasis is given to the historiography and the history of reception of modern architecture, as well as the cultural, aesthetic and scientific theories that have informed modern architectural debates, including organicism, vitalism, functionalism, structuralism, historicism and their opposites.
10. Recognize the fundamental concepts of modernity and recall sufficient knowledge of the architecture of modernity in twentieth century
11. Discuss acquired knowledge of history, theories, movements and manifestos of the architecture of the twentieth century
12. Review significant building types in cultural, technological, aesthetics and socio-political contexts and Describe architectural styles in terms of economic status, social hierarchies, and claims about group identity.
13. Report and conduct individual research and develop analytical skills in writing essays on selected buildings, theory and history, using appropriate conventions of research and writing.
14. Explain the design criteria applicable to late 19th - 20th century architecture in their relation to major events.