Understanding Post Modern Architectural Theory

2. Assignment DescriptionIndividually you will work on the assignment which looks into post-modern Western architecture. It focuses on the theory of 6 main architects of Post Modernism.,- Robert Venturi (Chapter 1-topic 1)- Michael Graves (Chapter 1 – topic 3)- Robert Stern (Chapter 1 – topic 5)- Aldo Rossi (Chapter 10- topic 1)- Tadao Ando (Chapter 10 – topic 1)- Peter Eisenman (p174-181)- Philip Johnson (from page 100)- James Stirling (James Stirling, speech 1957, quoted in Contemporary Architecture p230)Read Me Click https://www.dezeen.com/2015/07/23/guide-to-postmodern-architecture-design-glenn-adamson/ lThe assignment aims to develop your understanding of post- modern architecture in general and specific architectural theories developed at the time. This is achieved by doing an in-depth study of one of the architects mentioned above. The assignment also focuses on articles written by the following architects and compiled in Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture in order to fully identifying their theories and works. The assignment will also look into 2 cases designed by the architect to analyze the theories implemented in the design.3. Assignment ProcessArchitect Selection:Conduct general research about the 6 architects and choose one to focus on.In depth research : Conduct in-depth research of your specific architect looking at : 1- education background- who was the architect influenced by?2- theoretical approach?3- attitude towards modernism?4- attitude toward history as a source of inspiration?5- attitude towards the symbolism and its communicate role?6- attitude towards the importance of the expressing time, place, culture in design?Case Study analysis: Choose 2 edifices designed by your architect and analyze and annotated diagrams following the template on moodle.1- Concept2- Form3- Internal space and user experience (plan space layout)4- martials used5- response to architectural context (classical / symbolic elements) 6- relationship to site & surrounding contextConclusionCreate a conclusion which identifies the main concepts and ideas which your pioneer architect focused on- identifying the main characteristics of modern architectureSubmission Week 124. Assignment RequirementsBy the end of your research you will need to submitResearch showing your architect’s theories and methods (using the chapter and widerreference)Visual analysis of the cases – must include written explanations and annotated drawings.Conclusion of your study.Your work will be submitted in an A4 typed landscaped document.The document should Include a title bar that shows : Course name, year, semester, assignment title & instructor’s name and presented in a Post Modern Style.Combine & balance images & text for part 1 (500 words), add references, follow APA style. Part 2 visual document should be several pages. Part 3 conclusion page.
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Canadian University Dubai
School of Engineering & Architecture
Spring 2018
HISD 202 – History of Architecture and Interior Design 2
Ms Sophie Johnson
Assignment 2:
Understanding Post Modern Architectural Theory (15 Marks)
Assigned: Class 11
Wednesday 18th April 2018
Due: Class 13
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
1. Assignment Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
PLOs
Specific
Learning
Objectives
CLO 3 – Develop an understanding of the
PLO2
contributions of the pioneers of architectural
movements, their theoretical positions and
design approaches as manifested in their
projects
CLO 4- Identify key facts about notable
PLO2
buildings in terms of: designers, names,
dates& location
Develop a deeper understanding of the
pioneers of Post-Modernism by
researching their theoretical views,
design approach and projects.
CLO 5- Ability to make a comprehensive
analysis of spatial & formal components of a
building.
PLO6
Conduct a case study analysis of two of
the architect’s buildings to be able to
analyze spatial and formal components
of the building.
CLO 6 -Ability to distinguish between
streams & styles, their adopted design
strategies based on objective criteria &
standards.
PLO6
Through analysis, distinguish between
various approaches developed during
the Post- modernism period.
CLO 7- Ability to analyze specific works of
Architecture and Interior in relation to their
Principal theoretical frameworks.
PLO6
Conduct a case study analysis of two of
the architect’s buildings to relate to the
architect’s theoretical approach.
CLO 8 – Ability to research, collect, select,
Interpret data and reach well-reasoned
conclusions.
PLO6
Research the selected architect’s
approach though collecting and
interpreting information.
Researching notable buildings designed
by the architect and analyzing two of
them.
Formulating logical conclusions with
regards to the architects approach
through a diagrammatic response.
CLO 9- Demonstrate competency in oral,
written and visual presentations
PLO9
Present the work through visual and
written presentation.
2. Assignment Description
Individually you will work on the assignment which looks into post-modern Western architecture. It
focuses on the theory of 6 main architects of Post Modernism.,
– Robert Venturi (Chapter 1-topic 1)
– Michael Graves (Chapter 1 – topic 3)
– Robert Stern (Chapter 1 – topic 5)
– Aldo Rossi (Chapter 10- topic 1)
– Tadao Ando (Chapter 10 – topic 1)
– Peter Eisenman (p174-181)
– Philip Johnson (from page 100)
– James Stirling (James Stirling, speech 1957, quoted in Contemporary Architecture p230)
The assignment aims to develop your understanding of post- modern architecture in general and
specific architectural theories developed at the time. This is achieved by doing an in-depth study of
one of the architects mentioned above. The assignment also focuses on articles written by the
following architects and compiled in Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture in order to fully
identifying their theories and works. The assignment will also look into 2 cases designed by the
architect to analyze the theories implemented in the design.
3. Assignment Process
1. Architect Selection:
Conduct general research about the 6 architects and choose one to focus on.
2. In depth research : Conduct in-depth research of your specific architect looking at :
1- education background- who was the architect influenced by?
2- theoretical approach?
3- attitude towards modernism?
4- attitude toward history as a source of inspiration?
5- attitude towards the symbolism and its communicate role?
6- attitude towards the importance of the expressing time, place, culture in design?
3. Case Study analysis: Choose 2 edifices designed by your architect and analyze and annotated
diagrams following the template on moodle.
1- Concept
2- Form
3- Internal space and user experience (plan space layout)
4- martials used
5- response to architectural context (classical / symbolic elements)
6- relationship to site & surrounding context
4. Conclusion
Create a conclusion which identifies the main concepts and ideas which your pioneer
architect focused on- identifying the main characteristics of modern architecture
Submission Week 12
4. Assignment Requirements
By the end of your research you will need to submit
1. Research showing your architect’s theories and methods (using the chapter and wider
reference)
2. Visual analysis of the cases – must include written explanations and annotated drawings.
3. Conclusion of your study.
Your work will be submitted in an A4 typed landscaped document.
The document should Include a title bar that shows : Course name, year, semester, assignment
title & instructor’s name and presented in a Post Modern Style.
Combine & balance images & text for part 1 (500 words), add references, follow APA style. Part
2 visual document should be several pages. Part 3 conclusion page.
PLAGARISM = FAIL.
5. Criteria & Rubric
Requirements
1
2
Study of
architect’s
theories and
approach
Case Study
Analysis-
CL
O
s
Criteria
Marks
Rubrics
3
Scope of information
with regards to the
architect, his theories
and approach
1- education
background- who was
the architect influenced
2- theoretical approach
3- attitude towards
modernism
4- attitude toward the
history as a source of
inspiration
5- attitude towards
symbolism and its
communicated role 6attitude towards the
importance of the
expressing time, place,
culture in design
2
Marks
Information is limited
Comprehensive of all
components of
architect’s
approach & projects
4
Depth of information
with regards to the
architect, his theories
and approach
2
Marks
General and superficial
information
Focused and clear
information
8
Accuracy of information
with regards to the
architect, his theories
and approach
1.5
Marks
Information is
inaccurate and without
reference
Information is accurate
and referenced
5
Comprehensiveness of
cases study analysis
1- Concept
2- Form
3- plan space layout
4-martials used
5-relationship to
classical / symbolic
elements
6- relationship to
context
2
Marks
Analysis is not fully
conducted
Analysis is full and
detailed
7
Specificity of case study
analysis to architectural
theories
1.5
Marks
Analysis does not
capture the architect’s
design theory
Analysis clearly capture
the architect’s design
theory
8
Relevance of case study
analysis sketches to
architectural theories
1.5
Marks
Sketches do not
identify the topic of
analysis
Sketches identify the
topic of analysis
Low 0%-50%
Average
50-70%
High 70%-100%
Requirements
3
Conclusions
CL
O
s
Criteria
Marks
6
Similarity and variety
between cases
1.5
marks
Similarities and
varieties between cases
not clear
Similarities and
varieties between cases
clearly identified
8
Conclusion summary
with regards to
architects theories and
design work
1.5
marks
Summary lost and
unfocused
Summary
comprehensive and
focused
Conclusion unspecific
to the architect and the
2 cases
Conclusion specific to
the architect and the 2
cases
Visual presentation not
organized or clear
Visual presentation
organized and clear
Visual presentation
basic
Visual presentation
innovative
Low 0%-50%
Conclusion specificity
with regards to
architects theories and
design work
4
Branded
Landscape
Booklet
9
Rubrics
Clarity of visual layout
and presentation
– Titles
– Course name
– Student name
– Architect
– Date
Creativity of visual
layout and presentation
and annotated
diagrams.
1.5
Marks
Average
50-70%
High 70%-100%

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