ARCT5581 Key Texts

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides a grounding in the primary treatises on architecture and a familiarity with a number of significant buildings which emanate from those polemics. It focuses intently on, and investigates in depth, the treatises and buildings being studied. The principals of this study include Vitruvius, Alberti, Laugier, Le Corbusier, Loos and Venturi. The unit also visualises through physical model making the unbuilt works of architectural history. Virtual modelling, rendering and animation are also part of the methods of representation used to visualise these works.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gain a thorough appreciation of the six principal treatises on architecture; (2) acquire advanced model-making skills and skills in virtual modelling, rendering and animation; (3) subject a building to sustained critical analysis; and (4) acquire the necessary skills for the development of an individual critical base for contemporary architecture.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a case study model; (2) virtual representations; and (3) critical essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene van Meeuwen
Contact hours
36 (lectures/seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.