2019 History of Modern Architecture

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yamazaki Taisuke 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-8(W242)  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.D201
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/5
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

modern architecture, modernism, nationalism, rationalism

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

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

  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.

Textbook(s)

Hiroyasu Fujioka "the History of Modern Architecture" Morikita press.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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

Assessment criteria and methods

A final report (70%) and quizzes in each class (30%) are required.

Related courses

  • the history of Japanese architecture
  • the history of western architecture

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

nothing

Other

nothing

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