College of Engineering

Courses

Theory of Architecture

Course Code A.E.404 Th 2 Pr 2 CrHrs 4

This course is concerned with understanding the development of Modern Trends and Theories in architecture and contemporary arts from the industrial revolution to the present time. The proposition includes intellectual and ideological analysis of political, social, cultural, technical, and economic changes in architecture. The course includes presenting the main Architectural Schools, the important theories and the pioneers of

architecture in this period, covering Modern Architecture, Late-Modern Architecture, and Deconstruction Architecture.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the basic geographical and chronological framework of the architectural trends of Modern, Late-Modern, Post-Modern and Deconstructive Architecture.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the major monuments of these trends and some knowledge of the relationships between buildings and the societies that produced them.
  3. Think clearly and critically about architecture and express ideas in a structured and coherent way, with reference to contemporary and historical examples.

Demonstrate skill and confidence in ordered and coherent expression, both written and spoken.

Distribution of Marks

First semester

Mid-Year

Second semester

Final Exam

Final Mark

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

100%

10

-

20

-

10

-

60

 

SN

References

1

Modern Architecture Since 1900, William Curtiz

2

The Architecture of Post-Modern Architecture, Charles Jencks

3

Late-Modern Architecture, Charles Jencks

4

Other References on Theory of Architecture.

Week

Date

Subject

From

To

First

18/09/2021

22/09/2021

Modern Architecture- Introduction

Second

25/09/2021

29/09/2021

The Arts & Crafts Style

Third

02/10/2021

06/10/2021

Chicago School of Architecture

Fourth

09/10/2021

13/10/2021

Art Nouveau Style

Fifth

16/10/2021

20/10/2021

The Architecture of Expressionism

Sixth

23/10/2021

27/10/2021

The Architecture of De Stijl

Seventh

30/10/2021

03/11/2021

Daily Quiz

Eighth

06/11/2021

10/11l2021

The Architecture of Constructivism

Ninth

13/11/2021

17/11/2021

The Bauhaus School of Architecture

Tenth

20/11/2021

24/11/2021

Monthly Examination – First Semester

Eleventh

27/11/2021

01/12/2021

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Twelfth

04/12/2021

08/12/2021

The Architecture of Le Corbusier

Thirteenth

11/12/2021

15/12/2021

The Architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe

Fourteenth

18/12/2021

22/12/2021

Students Reports Presentations

Fifteenth

25/12/2021

29/12/2021

Students Reports Presentations

Sixteenth

02/01/2022

05/01/2022

Mid-Year Examinations

Seventeenth

08/01/2022

12/01/2022

Eighteenth

15/01/2022

19/01/2022

 

Nineteenth

22/01/2022

26/01/2022

The Architecture of Brutalism

Twentieth

29/01/2022

02/02/2022

The Architecture of Metabolism

Twenty First

05/02/2022

09/02/2022

Daily Quiz

Twenty Second

12/02/2022

16/02/2022

Transformations of Modern Architecture

Twenty Third

19/02/2022

23/02/2022

Late-Modern Architecture

Twenty Fourth

26/02/2022

02/03/2022

Late-Modern Architecture

Twenty Fifth

05/03/2022

09/03/2022

Late-Modern Architecture

Twenty Sixth

12/03/2022

16/03/2022

Monthly Examination – Second Semester

Twenty Seventh

19/03/2022

23/03/2022

Nawroz Holiday

Twenty Eighth

26/03/2022

30/03/2022

Post-Modern Architecture

Twenty Ninth

02/04/2022

06/04/2022

Post-Modern Architecture

Thirtieth

09/04/2022

13/04/2022

Architecture of Deconstruction

Thirty First

16/04/2022

20/04/2022

Architecture of Deconstruction

Thirty Second

23/04/2022

27/04/2022

Students Reports Presentations

Thirty Third

30/04/2022

04/05/2022

Students Reports Presentations

Thirty Fourth

07/05/2022

11/05/2022

Final Examinations (First-Sitting)

Thirty Fifth

14/05/2022

18/05/2022