This unit provides an introduction to the diverse developments of world architecture from the pre-historic settlement to the late twentieth century, examining the theoretical, historical and cultural contexts of the discipline. The unit also explores to influential architectural projects, theoretical writings and design practices from across this period. Students will examine these influences on Australian architects, the developments of movements within this country to develop a foundational knowledge of the world and Australian architectural history.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Individual portfolios and reports which provide evidence demonstrating that the learning outcomes for the subject have been achieved. The assessment material will include three major section as listed below that illustrate the importance of architecture in history, skills in abstract thinking and visual communication and skills in three-dimensional ‘spatial’ problem solving and model making.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):