Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600000852

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization423

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Students will have an extensive and broad understanding of architectural criticism, as well as of theory of space and design. will be exposed to the critical presentation of the work of important architects will be able to offer a critical appraisal of an architectural work will be able to present their ideas systematically, to do a short literature review and to write a short paper.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course introduces students to contemporary architectural theory, its origins and its epistemological definition. The course, through lectures, provides a general overview of these fields. The lectures cover the following topics: a) a review of architectural thought, the categories in which architectural thought is evident (history, theory, criticism, design methodology), the relationship between these categories and their main representatives in the 20th and 21st centuries, b) an overview of current trends in avant-garde architecture through examples, c) aspects of design theory and architectural synthesis focusing on issues such as compositional structure creativity, concept, personal architectural style and creativity. Teaching group Irena Sakellaridou, prof. School of Arch. AUTh Anastassios Telios, School of Arch. AUTh Participate: Claudio Conenna, School of Arch. AUTh Anastassios Kotsiopoulos, prof.em., School of Arch. AUTh Petros Martinides, prof.em., School of Arch. AUTh Stavros Martinos, arch., PhD cand. Morpho Papanikolaou, architect IUAV Vanessa Tsakalidou, MArch in Architectural Design UCL, Dr. AUTh
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The course encourages the use of information and communication technology during tutorials, as well as during the design process and the critical presentation of the papers by the students
Course Organization
Written assigments15
Student Assessment
Participation, understanding of abstract notions, critical thinking, analytic and synthetic ability, ability to organize the material and to write a short paper. Analysis of architectural composition.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [17366]: Κριτική της αρχιτεκτονικής θεωρίας, Κωτσιόπουλος Αναστάσιος Μ. Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [41955273]: ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΕΙΣ της ελληνικής μεταπολεμικής αρχιτεκτονικήςς, Τσακόπουλος Παναγιώτης Λεπτομέρειες Επιλογές Συγγραμμάτων: Βιβλίο [16120]: Η αρχιτεκτονική σε περίοδο κρίσης, Αναστάσιος Μ. Κωτσιόπουλος Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [22766626]: Η διδασκαλία του Louis I. Kahn και άλλα δοκίμια, Επιμέλεια: Τσουκαλά Κυριακή, Conenna Claudio, Παντελίδου Χαρίκλεια Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [33154873]: Enric Miralles, Αρχιτέκτονας, Επιμ.: C. Conena, Κ. Τσουκαλά, Λ. Παντελίδου, Μ. Δανιήλ Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [12438736]: Συνεκδοχές. , Τέλλιος Αναστάσιος Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [15543]: Χωρογραφίες, Πεπονής Γιάννης Λεπτομέρειες
Additional bibliography for study
Balmond, C. (2002), Informal, Prestel. Ching, F. (1979) Architecture: Form, Space and Order, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Clark, R., and M. Pause (1985) Precedents in Architecture, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Eisenman, P. (1999) Diagram Diaries. London: Thames & Hudson. Hillier, B. (1985) ‘Quite Unlike the Pleasures of Scratching’. In 9H no. 7, pp 66-72. Hillier, B. (1993) ‘Specifically Architectural Theory’. In The Harvard Architecture Review, Vol. 9, pp. 8-27. Hillier, B. (1996) Space is the Machine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hillier, B. and J. Hanson (1984) The Social Logic of Space. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hillier, B. and A. Leaman (1974) ‘How is Design Possible?’ In Journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 3(1), pp. 4-10. Lindsay, S. and I. Sakellaridou (1981) ‘Architectural Semiotic Analysis: A Demonstration’. In: J. Deely and M. Lenhart (eds) Semiotics 1981, New York: Plenum, pp. 383-387. Psarra, S. (2009) Architecture and Narrative - the formation of space and cultural meaning. London: Routledge. Rowe, C. (1984) The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press. Sakellaridou, I. (1982) Architectural Codes (unpublished) M.Arch Thesis. Vancouver: The University of British Columbia. Sakellaridou, I. (1991) ‘Structuring the Central Concept’. York: Colloquium ‘Design in Practice’. Sakellaridou, I. (1992a) ‘Looking Back at Design: The Central Concept as the Dominant Code’. In: Proceedings of the 4th ISSIS Conference. Berlin. Sakellaridou, I. (1994) ‘A Top-down Analytic Approach to Architectural Composition’. Ph.D Thesis, Bartlett School of Architecture, London: University College London. Sakellaridou, I. (2000) Mario Botta - Architectural Poetics. London: Thames & Hudson. Sakellaridou, I. (2011), Searching for order: Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects (of a personal case), The Journal of Space Syntax, vol. 2, issue 2, pp.154-179. Schön, D. (1985) The Design Studio. Exploration of Its Tradition: a potential. London: RIBA Publications Ltd. Tzonis, A., and L. Lefaivre (1986) Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press.
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