University of Technology Sydney

11210 Australian Architecture Since 1930

Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09079 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10%



The subject introduces key themes in Australian architecture. It is framed in terms of case studies dating from 1930 until the beginning of the 21st century. The subject addresses the continuing themes of architecture: the role of precedent; Australia's concept of 'self' and 'nationhood'; understandings of the primitive and the past; spatial politics as it effects architectural form; the relation to nature and the natural; the relation to urban order and architecture's role in the city; the symbolism, iconography and cultural narrative of architectural form; and the role of the individual architects in the development of the profession.

Each theme investigated opens important attributes in the visual dialogue developed between past and present, international developments and Australia. A selected series of case studies is visited during the subject. These are in either a self-guided or group tour mode. There is an expectation that students undertake a five-day excursion to Melbourne as part of their studies.

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