TOA I | Theory of Architecture I
TOA I | general script
How to make course Theory of Architecture I attractive, seducing roller-coaster of beauty, excitement and to achieve that students would gain forever overall orientation in this architectural jungle of TOA I and TOA II, distinct important from unimportant, knowing for good what is primary source, and never ever again mix history and theory of architecture.
To achieve all this script is designed as source of all movements and names (authors). Each student is assigned by 4 out of approx. 14 movements and 4 out of approx. 46 names. 1 week 1 movement or name. Every week winner’s present researches and knowledge is shared. Mandatory Readings, Discussions, Debates, Questions, Explorations texts, Critiques are done. What is certain that each student will do proper research at least about 4 movement and 4 names, and later can use on vast numbers of architectural theory cases.
Based on learning by doing academic principle.
TOA I - Template for proper theoretical research of movements I – additional script
Specific flow of research and questions to answer; no more than 20 sentences of theoretical text on movement, geographical positioning of movement on world map with time period. No more than 30 sentences of theoretical text on local version of the movement, all supported by primary sources. Graphical explanation of the work of a typical representative of movement, naming her/his influencers and from which other fields influences came.
Finding of primary text of specific movement (book, article, etc.) publishing specification, and present the cover of the publication.
TOA I - Template for proper theoretical research of names I – additional script
Specific flow of research and questions to answer; no more than 20 sentences of theoretical text on movement, to which selected name/author belong. Selection of one important work of her/his and geographical positioning of this work on world map with year. No more than 30 sentences of theoretical text on work, all supported by primary sources. Graphical explanation, with no more than 1 typical plan, ground floor plan, 2 typical sections, 1 elevation. To find the book of the author of architecture & photographer in connection, add one photo from him/her. Finding of primary text on author works (book, article, etc.) publishing specification, and present the cover of the publication.
TOA I - Interactive library class – additional script
TOA I - Interactive movie class – additional script
A Vida e um Sopro, Oscar Niemeyer, 2009
A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit".
TOA I | Theory of Architecture I lectures
‘Before’ - Difference between the history and theory of architecture
The most important lecture for both, Theory of Architecture I and Theory of Architecture II
The crucial knowledge as introduction to both Theories of Architecture. Lecture ‘Before’ among other explains, why even they are milestones in architectural science, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni do not belong to Theories of Architecture. Why year 1750 is large dividing line, etc.
7 questions_7 answers I - check ignition
Critical inquiry I
Lecture gives explanation about the meaning of architectural expression, classification dis|agreement, value judgement through non-motivated purposes and motivated purposes. Critical inquiry II explores facts, fiction, and forecast about visual design principles, such as arrangement, balance, and contrast. Emphasis is on a values, judgements and truths about architectural syntax. All strictly on the e contents of Theories of Architecture I.
The art of architectural magazines
This rich art & craft production with an astronomic speed of publishing in comparison with books, deserves taking about. African continent does not have (at least printed paper version) access to it and consequently awareness of this important giant.
Interactive library lessons
TOA I Movements
TOA I Names
TOA I - studio exhibition
TOA I - we make our own books
Books are selections of works on movements, names research by III. year students 2016/2017.This is internal school publication and it is supposed to be used as an example of student’s proper research on the mentioned topic which follows the main TOA I script. This only copy is archived in department office library. Entire internal publication series Collection 2017 includes: six parts of book I - movements I , movie I and 3 parts of book II - names I.