2016 Architectural Workshop 1

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tsukamoto Yoshiharu  Yamazaki Taisuke  Fujita Yasuhito 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.D403
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2016/12/14
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

In this course targeted mainly at international students that belong to the IGP program, the objective is to deepen students' understanding of Tokyo and urban architecture by bringing up topics regarding traditional Japanese architecture including temples and shrines, homes, and tea-ceremony rooms, and giving students an overview of the special characteristics of these architectural styles, the backgrounds of their emergence, and their historical meaning, and also by explaining the historical changes of Tokyo as a city. Also, in the latter half of the course, by observing in person and analyzing architecture and the state of cities with regards to modern Tokyo, students will explore methods for understanding modern architecture and modern cities. For international students majoring in architecture and building engineering, a long-term stay in Japan provides the opportunity to learn up-close about Japanese architecture and cities, while also being an ideal opportunity to put the culture of their own country into perspective and deepen their understanding of architecture and cities themselves. Working from this situation that international students are placed in, by first instructing them about fundamental knowledge and perspectives regarding traditional Japanese architecture and the urban history of Tokyo that stretches back to the Edo period, it will be helpful to understanding the Japanese architecture and cities. In addition, by observing and examining today's Tokyo as field work, students are expected to experience firsthand what is happening in modern Tokyo, while learning to comprehend modern architecture and modern cities. The prerequisite for this course is the course Architectural Tour (focuses on deepening understanding of Japanese architecture by visiting existing historical buildings, mainly in Kansai).

Student learning outcomes

Students are expected to acquire the fundamental grounding and perspective to understand traditional Japanese architecture and modern Japanese architecture and cities through this course. This lecture on Japanese architectural history is considered as preparation for the course "Architectural Tour" in 4Q in which students tour Japanese architecture in person to deepen their understanding of it.

Keywords

History of Japanese Architecture, Urban History, Edo-Tokyo

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The course is mainly composed of lectures and excursions led by the instructors.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 2 Urban History of Edo-Tokyo Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 3 Excursion to historical monuments of Edo-Tokyo Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 4 History of Japanese Architecture (Shintoism Shrines 1) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 5 History of Japanese Architecture (Shintoism Shrines 2) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 6 History of Japanese Architecture (Buddhism Temples 1) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 7 History of Japanese Architecture (Buddhism Temples 2) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 8 History of Japanese Architecture (Houses) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 9 History of Japanese Architecture (Tea Houses) Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 10 Contemporary Architecture and Urban Conditions of Tokyo 1 Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 11 Contemporary Architecture and Urban Conditions of Tokyo 2 Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 12 Contemporary Architecture and Urban Conditions of Tokyo 3 Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 13 Contemporary Architecture and Urban Conditions of Tokyo 4 Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 14 Excursion to historical monuments of Edo-Tokyo 2 Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.
Class 15 Conclusion Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.

Textbook(s)

Any textbooks are not designated.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference for the lecture will be handed out each time, as needed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Grading marks is based on the result of assignments during the quarter and additionally the rate of attendance.

Related courses

  • History of Japanese Architecture
  • History of Western Architecture
  • History of Modern Architecture

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

Participants are limited to IGP students.

Other

Nothing.

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