AR6203 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE-2 - ANNA UNIV B.ARCH SECOND SEMESTER SYLLABUS REG 2013 - Anna University Internal marks 2018

AR6203 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE-2 - ANNA UNIV B.ARCH SECOND SEMESTER SYLLABUS REG 2013

ANNA UNIVERSITY B.ARCH SECOND SEMESTER SYLLABUS
REGULATION 2013
AR6203 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE-2

OBJECTIVES:
 To introduce factors that lending meaning to architecture, expression, communication. 
 To understand architecture as a product of historical context through introduction to aspects of style, character and architectural movements 
 To understand the generation of individual meaning in architecture through study of philosophies/theories and exemplary works of architects 
 To introduce thorough case studies, tools for representing, analyzing and interpreting architecture. 
 To actually learn to represent, analyze and interpret the architectural experience holistically through live case studies 

UNIT I MEANING IN ARCHITECTURE
Architecture as a vehicle of expressing, symbolism and communication- Illustrative examples 

UNIT II ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER
Ideas of character, style, architectural movement: Illustrative examples across various periods in history. 

UNIT III WORKS OF ARCHITECTS
Role of individual architects in the generation of architectural form, through study of exemplary 
works, architectural inspirations, philosophies, ideologies and theories of architects. 

UNIT IV ANALYZING ARCHITECTURE
Introduction to modes of understanding architecture in totality in terms of the various aspects 
studied before in the subject – understanding how case studies have used representational, analytic and interpretational tools 

UNIT V EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURE
Understanding architecture in totality in terms of the various aspects studied in this course firsthand experience, analysis and interpretation of building 

TOTAL :45 PERIODS 

OUTCOMES 
 An understanding the meaning of character and style of buildings with examples 
 An exposure to students on ideologies and philosophies of architectures of contemporary  architects through examples. 
 An exposure to analysis and experience of architecture through case studies 

REQUIRED READING
1. Yatin Pandya, “Elements of Space making”, Mapin 2007
2. SimonUnwin, “Analyzing Architecture”, Routledge 2003 
3. Francis D.K.Ching, “Architecture, Form, Space and Order”; III Edition, John Wiley, 2007 
4. Leland M.- Roth, “Understanding Architecture: Its Elements- History, and Meaning”, Icon 
Editions, 1993 
5. Haze J Conway, Rowan Roenisch, “Understanding Architecture”, Routledge 2005 

REFERENCES 
1. Anthony Antoniades, “Poetics of architecture: Theory of design, Wiley 2008 
2. Steen Eiler Rasmussen, “Experiencing Architecture”, MIT Press 1964 
3. Peter von Meiss, “Elements of Architecture - From Form to Place”, Span Press, 1992 
4. Bryan Lawson, “How Designers Think”, Architectural Press Ltd" London, 1980. 
5. Hanno Rauterberg, “Talking Architecture, Interview with Architects”, Prestel 12008 The A-Z of Modern Architecture-Taschen 2007. 

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