2021 Architectural Tour

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Fujita Yasuhito  Shiozaki Taishin 
Course component(s)
    
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.D404
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
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 IGP program of the architectural department, the objective is to discusses the particular characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture, with students seeing firsthand national treasures and important cultural properties in the Kinki region. Architectural history is one of the oldest fields of architecture and building engineering. For the international students in this field, who are expected to have bright futures as international architects and architectural engineers, it is required that they correctly understand the architectural culture of Japan.

Student learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to deepen students' understandings on the characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture through visiting many important cultural properties in Kinki region.

Keywords

Japanese architecture, wooden structure, traditional architecture, important cultural property

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This is an intensive course. The participants of this course are required to attend two days lectures and 6days tour to earn a credit.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture about visiting sites and buildings Confirm the location of visiting points.
Class 2 Historic temple buildings in Ikaruga area Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 3 Historic buildings in Nara prefecture Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 4 Historic buildings in Shiga prefecture Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 5 Historic buildings in Kyoto prefecture Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 6 Historic buildings in Kyoto prefecture Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 7 Historic buildings in Kinki area Read the instruction of the visiting buildings beforehand.
Class 8 Conclusion Confirm the drawings of visited buildings.

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

Full attendance of 6days tour and submission of the final report are requested to the participants.

Related courses

  • ARC.D403 : Architectural Workshop 1

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

Participants are limited to IGP students of architectural department.

Other

nothing

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