2017 Theory of Architectural Space and Planning

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Tsukamoto Yoshiharu 
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Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive (M1-306)  
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Course description and aims

This intensive course invites a foreign architect practicing cutting edge architectural theory to conduct a design project in architecture and urban spaces, with a different topic every year. The objective of this course is to become familiar with the language of architectural critique and to cultivate the skills to practice it by examining architectural design in the context of modern society and urban spaces.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will learn how to build and practice critical language in architecture.


Architectural design, Urban space, Contemporary society, Critical language

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 held over a period of two weeks. Invited foreign architects decide on the topics and progression of lectures within the period.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 -Intensive class (about two weeks) 1. lecture and guidance 2. presentation about theme by student 3. midterm presentation and esquisse 4. final presentation -


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required

Assessment criteria and methods

Results from the design project and presentation at the final review session.

Related courses

  • ARC.D447 : Architectural Theory for Urban Space

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

Non required (This course is a prerequisites for Architectural Theory for Urban Space(ARC.D447))

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