Architectural Theory II

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Architectural Theory II

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    PURPOSE
    The theory course is aimed at developing a deeper theoretical understanding and skill in handling context, programme and place making aspects of architecture. It also aims to develop a critical understanding of sustainable architectural principles and design guidelines.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    To develop theoretical understanding of place-making.
    To develop creative thinking ? articulation of abstract ideas to refined design responses.
    To develop a broader architectural vocabulary.
    To develop theoretical understanding of sustainable development and related issues and develop design skills.
    To develop critical evaluation and discussion skills.
    To develop verbal and visual communication skills.

    CORE CONTENT
    Environment - behaviour studies.
    Place-making.
    Materials in architecture.