University of Western Australia

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History and Theories of the Built Environment

  • ARCT3010
  • not available in 2013 (see Timetable)
  • 6 points
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This unit is primarily an account of key historical developments and theory underlying knowledge of the built environment and architecture and design. It outlines the content and origins of different ways of understanding buildings including historiography, sociological and economic, psychological and political knowledge thereby drawing attention to the ethical grounds for design practices. The unit identifies and analyses key developments impacting on building design, during and since the second half of the twentieth century such as postmodern and postcolonial theory, globalisation and economic rationalism, population increase and environmental concerns. -- Course Website

Prerequisites: ARCT2010 History: Modern Art and Architecture, ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1 and ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals

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