Theory of Architecture : contemporary issues

ltarc2240  2021-2022  Tournai

Theory of Architecture : contemporary issues
3.00 credits
30.0 h
Vermandel Frank;
Main themes
  • Critical review of recent theories
  • Demonstration and testing of sequencing and materiality for conceptual ideas relating to architectural procedures
  • Siting contemporary work in relation to the classical tradition, modern and post-modern approaches
Learning outcomes

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

1 Specific learning outcomes:
By the end of this course, students will be able to
  • recall the concepts covered during the first years of study and deepen their thinking on architecture in relation to current society.
  • analyse the theoretical and spatial issued raised by contemporary architecture since 1950.
  • place this analysis in the framework of different schools of thinking which have contributed, since the post war period, to a critical reinterpretation of modern language and its theoretical foundation.
  • develop architectural criticism and self criticism to understand architectural works, particularly contemporary ones.
Contribution to the learning outcomes reference network:
Build knowledge of architecture
  • Be familiar with and analyse the discipline's basic references
  • Develop knowledge and become an active participant in the learning process
Make use of other subjects
  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture
  • Bring all this back to the original discipline
Use the technical dimension
  • Observe and assess the main construction principles that give architecture a formal, material and temporal dimension
 Make committed choices
  • Make links between different methodological and epistemological perspectives
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Architecture (Tournai)