The instructor in this course will lecture on the formation of modern architecture and city planning in the West, with attention to the underlying technologies and ideologies. The instructor will also present an overview of its influence on the formation of modern architecture and architects in Japan.
A historical knowledge of how countries around the world created new architecture and environments in the modern age based on what senses of values is essential for students of Tokyo Tech anticipated to play active roles internationally as architects and architectural engineers in the future.
By the end of this course, students will have learned various approaches to architecture design used in modern times in Japan and the Western world, furthering their understanding of how urban development design and building design of the present day was formed. The goal of this course is to have students find clues in contemplating their approach to subsequent designs.
modern architecture, modernism, nationalism, rationalism
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course consists of 12 lectures on the West and 3 on Japan. The textbook will be the main source, but other resources may be distributed depending on the topic. Students should study the textbook and material to be covered by each class beforehand and review it afterward.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Architecture in historicism||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 2||Architecture and urban design in the enlightenment ages||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 3||Advent of steel and glass architecture||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 4||New architecture in the USA/ Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 5||From William Morris, Art Nouveau and Secession||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 6||Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 7||From Deutscher Werkbund to bauhaus, construction of Siedlung||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 8||Avant-garde movement of the 1920s in Europe||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 9||Le Corbusier's early works||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 10||Internationalism and Nationalism architecture in Europe after 1927||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 11||History of modern architecture in northern Europe 1 / Erik Gunnar Asplund||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 12||History of modern architecture in northern Europe 2 / Alvar Aalto||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 13||History of modern architecture in Japan 1 / from 1867 to 1945.||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 14||History of modern architecture in Japan 2 / preservation of modern architecture in Japan||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
|Class 15||History of modern architecture in Japan 3 / conclusion||Reading a textbook beforehand.|
Hiroyasu Fujioka "the History of Modern Architecture" Morikita press.
Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai "Kindai Kenchiku-shi Zushu", Shokoku-sha, 1976, "20th century of architecture 1,2", shinkenchiku-sha, 1991、Shinjiro Kirishiki "the History of Modern Architecture", Kyoritsu press, 2001
A final report (70％) and quizzes in each class (30％) are required.