AR-347 / 2 credits

Teacher: Nichols Sarah

Language: English


Summary

This theory course considers the building as a material thing, focusing on the process and matter of architecture to examine how buildings come into being and stay (or don't) in place: through discourse, through their site, through industries, and through the labor of workers.

Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe architecture's relation to a larger culture of construction
  • Assess / Evaluate assess the implications and politics of a building's material assembly
  • Contextualise assumptions about construction and materiality in contemporary practice today within the discourse history of the discipline
  • Explain the historiography of the role of the architect in relation to construction

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Assessment methods

Performance in the course is continually assessed on a basis of exercises completed at home before class and a semester project. There is no final exam.

Reading responses, written (10 weeks, 4% each)   40%

Glossary Project, glossary entries + justification statement 60%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Under construction
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Under construction
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Under construction
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12    SG0211
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 11h - 13h: Lecture SG0211