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Overview


The course will impart knowledge on the historical backdrop and trends of contemporary architecture. Discussion will happen on the major phases of contemporary architecture modernism and post-modernism. The salient features of both the phases of contemporary architecture will be detailed out with reference of relevant examples. These phases of architectural school of thoughts will also be extrapolated into the domain of visual design and fine arts,for a holistic understanding. The course will help the students in genesis of critical thinking on architectural appreciation and formulating design vocabulary.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:Students and professional from the disciple of Architecture or equivalent domain.
PREREQUISITES: Nil.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Architecture Companies and Design Studios.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 : Preamble of Contemporary Architecture Architecture during Post Industrial Revolution Characteristics of Modern Architecture.
Week 2 : Phases of Modern Architecture.
Week 3 :Phases of Modern Architecture Characteristics of Post-Modern Architecture Phases of Post-Modern Architecture.
Week 4 : Phases of Post-Modern Architecture Works of master architects from contemporary era.
Week 5 : Phases of Modern Architecture ” Brutalism" Phases of Modern Architecture Metabolism Phases of Modern Architecture Late Modern Architecture Modernism in Visual Design Modernism in Industrial Design.
Week 6 : Genesis of Post- Modern Design Language Characteristics of Post-Modern Architecture and Design Phases of Post- Modern Architecture Historicism Phases of Post- Modern Architecture High-tech architecture Phases of Post- Modern Architecture Neo-modern.
Week 7 :Phases of Post- Modern Architecture Critical regionalism Phases of Post- Modern Architecture Critical regionalism Phases of Post- Modern Architecture Deconstructivism Phases of Post- ModernArchitecture Deconstructivism Postmodernism in Visual Design.
Week 8 : Post-modernism in Industrial Design Works of master architects Modern era Works of master architects Modern era Works of master architects Post- Modern era Works of master architects Post- Modern era.

Taught by

Prof. Saptarshi Kolay

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