ARCHHTC 102G Modern Architecture and Urbanism

ARCHHTC 102G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC* | Semester One 2024 | City Campus | 15 points

*Does not satisfy the General Education requirement for Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS).


Examines through case studies the cultural contexts that shaped the development of architecture, urban design, landscape and the environment during the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the historical developments that influenced changes in style and the theoretical contexts that shaped attitudes towards inhabitation, social organisation, national identity, and cultural self-expression, amongst other things.

Restriction: ARCHHTC 100

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain key developments and movements in architecture from the late 19th century to the post-World War II period. 
  2. Explain how architecture is influenced by technological developments and socio-political contexts. 
  3. Identify , research, contextualise and analyse significant late 19th and 20th century buildings and/or architecture projects, with reference to such things as siting, exterior form, planning, spatial qualities, structure and materials. 
  4. Use a range of sources, particularly books, and demonstrate awareness of academic writing conventions.

Student Feedback

'The lecturer was really good and well organised. Made me feel confident in my work.'

'The structure of lectures looking at architects, their influences and their designs, was efficient and most helpful for my learning. Really good feedback provided after assignments had been submitted.'

'Great lectures with useful and relevant information, guest lecturers were interesting, great online resources.'

'The lectures were all very engaging. The summary notes were helpful and the online resources such as videos were also helpful and interesting.'

'I liked the course content and found the lectures engaging and interesting. I enjoyed the assignments, mostly because we could study the same building for both of them. I ended up very attached to my building, which motivated me to perform well on my assignments.'

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