Introduction to architecture

ltarc1105  2021-2022  Tournai

Introduction to architecture
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
The topics covered in this teaching unit are designed to enable students to look to the end of their training as an architect and understand the meaning of the studies in which they will become involved.
What is architecture as a subject?
  • What is an architectural project: final outcomes, process, tools?
  • Grasping the meaning of architecture by listening to architects
  • Looking at the subject from different viewpoints, both professional and research
  • Looking at the issue of university studies, in general, and in particular the issue of architecture studies

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Make use of other subjects
  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture
Adopt a professional attitude
  • Organise, plan, develop and bring together the different strands of individual work
  • Listen to and identify the different needs and points of view of the different stakeholders to be able to bring these together in respect of the desired objectives
Express an architectural procedure
  • Express ideas clearly in oral, graphic and written form
Build knowledge of architecture
  • Be able to use given references which, by analogy, can lead to other interpretations of the context
Make committed choices
  • Develop awareness of the political meaning of the work of an architect and his/her responsibility towards society
Pierre von Meiss, De la forme au lieu, presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 1995
Matthew Frederick, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, MIT Press, 2007
Francis D. K. Ching Architecture, Form, Space, and Order, third edition, John Wiley & sons, 2007
La collection de film « Architectures », co-produits par Arte France
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)