Architecture Studio 2B demands of students a critical engagement with modern architecture and its histories. It couples the methods of humanities research, including analysing both historical precedents and primary sources, with the creative processes of architectural design. Through a weekly lecture series on key modern protagonists, movements and their historical consequences, as well as undertaking a number of analytical tasks, students become increasingly aware of the role of the architect as an active agent in history and negotiate some of the attendant ethical, political, technical and aesthetic challenges and opportunities. The learnings so gained are used to underpin the students' own design process and outcomes. Participatory and collaborative work processes are promoted and students are encouraged to develop and question their understanding of site, responsibility, architectural ethics and cultural competence.
Lecture, tutorial and studio contact plus self-directed preparation and assignments. Minimum student commitment 18 hours per week.
interim submission (20%), presentation (10%) and final submission and portfolio (70%)
BDES1011 or BDES2010 or DESA2001 or BDES2622Co-requisites
BDES2024 or CIVL2410 or BDES2623Prohibitions