Course detail

Architecture of Technical Civilization

FAST-AG054Acad. year: 2020/2021

The optional subject is aimed at the past and the present of architecture inspired by technology and industry; it reflects the rational and romantic fountain-heads of the technicism in architecture, its decisive influence on the birth of the Modern Movement and the late manifestations of its most outstanding protagonists. It sets about anticipating the technology impact on the future of the 21st century architecture.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will manage the goal of the subject, i.e. grasp of the interaction of the technology and architecture, the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of the Modern Movement, the interwar Avant-Garde, the present and the future of the technicism in architecture.

Prerequisites

The subject connects with the preceding lectures on contemporary architecture and history of architecture, particularly history of the 20th-century architecture.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and recommended sources of study
2. The Industrial Revolution and architecture
3. Origins of the Modernism in engineering and industry
4. Theoretical fountain-heads of the new aesthetics
5. Industrial inspiration of the interwar Avant-Garde – Germany, Soviet Russia
6. Industrial inspiration of the interwar Avant-Garde – France, Czechoslovakia
7. Postwar architecture of the splitted-up world
8. Technicism in the late 20th-century architecture – Archigram, J.Stirling
9. Technicism in the late 20th-century architecture – R.Rogers, N.Foster
10. Technicism in the late 20th-century architecture – M.Hopkins, N.Grimshaw
11. Technicism in the late 20th-century architecture – E.Jiřičná, J.Kaplický
12. Technicism in architecture in the Czech lands
13. Future of the technicism in architecture

Aims

Grasp of the interaction of the technology and architecture, the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of the Modern Movement, the interwar Avant-Garde, the present and the future of the technicism in architecture.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer