Jan 16, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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URBS 273 - A Mirror Image: The Search for Self, Place & Home in Contemporary Architecture in the World, 1980s+


1 unit(s)
(Same as ART 273 ) One could imagine that in the 1970s, the architectural movement known as the International Style looked back at the twentieth century with glee, surveying its spoils. It was after all, a style of architecture that held the century in thrall for almost 50 years; determining the built forms for much of the world in steel, glass and concrete. Le Corbusier for instance, likened architecture to a machine with parts that could be erected and function anywhere. Yet voices arose to articulate local architectural responses to such a paradigm, where the interrelationship between self, place, identity and home needed to be articulated in built form. The phrase that became the rallying cry for such a movement was “Critical Regionalism” and this course analyzes how many architectural projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas embodied an approach to a more humane architecture. Adedoyin Teriba.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106  or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS



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