2475 - Modern Architecture Survey - Is Architecture Important?
Have we forgotten or unlearned the importance of architecture? After World War II the United States began building the "suburbs." The American Institute of Architects decided that it would not participate in the mundane task of designing this new suburban environment. Today only 2% of the homes built in the United States are designed by architects. It has been suggested that 20th century America will be known in the future as history's greatest squandering of natural resources. Join us as we investigate the purpose and relevance of architecture today. This course will present four principles of architecture - place making, scale, beauty, and the sublime. We will take three field trips to modern architecture projects. Two of these will be tours of newly completed private homes, and the other will be a visit to the Lucy Daniel Foundation Building designed by W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee. In the classroom, slides of modern projects will be shown and presented through a framework based on the writings of Louis I. Kahn, Martin Heidegger, W.G. Clark, and Japanese Wabi-Sabi. Lecture (plus Questions Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos Field Trip(s)
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