THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 2: TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURAL CREATION

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΕΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ 2: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ / THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 2: TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURAL CREATION
Code07TH11
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002579

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 118
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization743

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600127912
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
It is useful for students who undertake this module to have completed modules of architecture theory.
Learning Outcomes
Technology as a pivotal and decisive parameter of architectural creation is looked and debated upon as well as appreciated and taught as part of architectural practice but not as part of architectural thinking and contemplation. The module will attempt to approach technology as an inseparable part of architectural attestations and theories and to associate the manipulations of the architect during the creative act with technological advances as these have been formulated in the history of architecture. More specifically, the module focuses on the relationship between architecture and technology as this appears in contemporary information society, the society of networks after the 1980s. The educational content constitutes a critical analysis of architectural creation as a mediator and an agent of the representation in space of the continuously transforming relationship between culture and technology. The module aims at transcending the fragmented consideration of the histories and theories of architecture and the history of technology. It will focus on the dynamic nature of architecture which is dictated by the dynamic nature of technology as a refection of the political, economical and social context in which architecture develops and emerges. Moreover, the module will follow the ways in which architectural contemplation and practice are influenced by technological advancements. The dual and equivocal distinction between the means and the end, the reason and the result, the idea and the materiality, the representation and the genesis, the natural and the artificial, nature and the artifact will constitute, through this perspective, the subject of debate in the course of the module.
Last Update
21-04-2015