Course: Modern and contemporary architecture

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Course title Modern and contemporary architecture
Course code KDA/DA8
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šenk Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kratochvíl Petr, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Summary of the basic schools of modern architecture of 1920s and 1930s; an overview of literature on the history of architecture from 1945 up until the present times. 2. Mies van der rohe and the international style. 3. The post-war work of Le Corbusier; sculptural tendencies in architecture and brutalism 4. Alvar Aalto and organic architecture 5. Archigram, the early works of James Stirling 6. The post-war Dutch architecture 7. Czech architecture: from socialist realism to restoration of the modern tradition 8. Louis Kahn 9. Period criticism of the modern style and the tendencies of post-modern architecture 10. High-tech architecture 11. Swiss minimalism and Spanish works after the downfall of Frank's regime. 12. ""Green"" architecture 13. Czech architecture of 1970s and 1980s; the SIAL studio in the city of Liberec. 14. Czech architecture after 1989

Learning activities and teaching methods
Observation, Demonstration
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
1. Summary of basic modern architecture movements of the 1920s and 1930s; an overview of the literature on the history of architecture from 1945 to the present. 2. Mies van der Rohe and international style. 3. Post-war creation of Le Corbusier; sculptural tendencies in architecture and brutalism 4. Alvar Aalto and organic architecture 5. Archigram, early works by James Stirling 6. Post-war Dutch architecture 7. Czech architecture: from socialist realism to the renewal of modern tradition 8. Louis Kahn 9. Period criticism of modernism and tendencies of postmodern architecture 10. High-tech architecture 11. Swiss minimalism and Spanish creation since the fall of Franco's regime. 12. "Green architecture" 13. Czech architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, Liberec studio SIAL. 14. Czech architecture after 1989
Ability to analyze sources of contemporary architecture.
Prerequisites
Unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of artistic and creative activities

Recommended literature
  • Dějiny české výtvarného umění, sv. V. a VI.. Praha, 2007.
  • Frampton, K. Moderní architektura - Kritické dějiny. Praha, 2004.
  • Glancey, J. Moderní architektura. Praha, 2004.
  • Gössel, P., Leuthäuserová, G. Architektura XX. století. Praha, 2001.
  • Hass, F. Architektura 20. století. Praha, 1980.
  • Jodidio, P. Současní architekti. Bratislava, Praha, 2003.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Visual Communication - Digital Media (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Environmental Design (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (ANG) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer