- Familiarize students with different approaches to reading, analyzing and understanding different forms of architectural representation.
- Discuss social and historical contexts behind major works of architecture.
- Develop basic skills of producing one’s own architectural drawings and models.
- Reconstruct the basic interconnections between theories and architectural practice;
- Explain the main historical shifts in architecture through the lens of proposed theories;
- Understand and explain the interdependencies between available building technologies and visual forms of architecture;
- Successfully speculate upon contemporary building technologies and their impact on architectural forms;
- Perform some of the basic architectural thinking skills;
- Successfully speculate upon futuristic and fantastic architectural forms.
- Form and history‒ The Architectural Imagination: an Introduction. ‒ Reading Architecture: Column and Wall. ‒ Hegel and Architectural History. ‒ Aldo Rossi and Typology.
- The Technology Effect‒ The Crystal Palace: Infrastructure and Detail. ‒ The Dialectics of Glass and Steel. ‒ Technology Tamed: Le Corbusier’s Machines for Living.
- Representation and Context‒ Drawing Utopia: Visionary Architecture of the 18th Century. ‒ The Pompidou Center in the City of Paris ‒ Presenting the Unpresentable.
- Oral presentationOral presentation presupposes mini-research project conducted individually by the student. The results are being presented during the class in front of the group. The presentation is followed by questions and remarks from the audience. TIme limits: 10 min for presentation, 5 min for questions.
- Construction History in Theory and Teaching. (2018). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FE53BE1B
- Foucault, M., Burchell, G., Senellart, M., Ewald, F., & Fontana, A. (2009). Security, Territory, Population : Lectures at the College De France, 1977 - 78. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=379853
- Morán, A. (2011). Architectural Expressionism and Imagination. Revista de EGA, (18), 224–233. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=66863865
- Kobylarczyk, J. (2016). Architectural imagination – play with form and space. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.347C6506