The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 1 | 探索亚洲地区的本土建筑,第1部分

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The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 1 | 探索亚洲地区的本土建筑,第1部分

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If you are unable to access Youtube, the introductory video is available via XuetangX.  Connect with the course team and fellow learners on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HKUxArchitecture

This 5-week introductory course is for those who would like to explore and be fascinated by vernacular architecture – the subject and study of everyday buildings, landscapes and sites which are not designed by professional architects but “ordinary” practitioners. It explores vernacular architecture as an expression of local identity, indigenous traditions, and assimilation of different cultures.

This course covers topics such as native building materials, the interaction between people, culture and the vernacular, as well as the vernacular landscape. It has a special emphasis on the built heritage of Asia, which allows students to take a closer look at examples in diverse locales, such as the leather yurts in Mongolia, timber h...

If you are unable to access Youtube, the introductory video is available via XuetangX.  Connect with the course team and fellow learners on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HKUxArchitecture

This 5-week introductory course is for those who would like to explore and be fascinated by vernacular architecture – the subject and study of everyday buildings, landscapes and sites which are not designed by professional architects but “ordinary” practitioners. It explores vernacular architecture as an expression of local identity, indigenous traditions, and assimilation of different cultures.

This course covers topics such as native building materials, the interaction between people, culture and the vernacular, as well as the vernacular landscape. It has a special emphasis on the built heritage of Asia, which allows students to take a closer look at examples in diverse locales, such as the leather yurts in Mongolia, timber houses in Japan, brick, mud and straw houses in India, reinforced concrete fortified towers and grey brick courtyard houses in Southern China including Macau and Hong Kong.

Designed to promote discussion and dialogue while contributing to the discourse surrounding the concept of the vernacular, this course challenges the perception of tradition and stimulates a deeper analysis of one’s local environment. Indeed, we are keen to hear about how you link your new understanding to vernacular architecture in your neighborhood.

Those who wish to extend their experience and exploration please also join our subsequent 5-week course The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 2 in Summer 2015.

本入门课程为期5周,适合本土建筑爱好者。本土建筑的研究对象是普通日常建筑、景观以及场所。它们并非出自建筑师之手,而是由普通人自己建造。在本课程中,我们将民居建筑视作不同地区的“社区认同”和“本地传统”以及不同文化融合的一种表达方式。

课程内容包括建筑技术和建筑材料、人与文化和传统、 以及本土建筑与景观。本课程以亚洲建筑文化遗产为实例,供学生深入学习,其中包括蒙古地区的蒙古包、日本的木结构房屋、印度的土屋、中国南方澳门与香港一带以钢筋混凝土为建筑材料的塔楼和灰砖庭院。

本课程旨在以讨论和对话的方式研究亚洲的本土建筑,推动本土概念的发展。在此之上,本课程反思了“传统”这个概念,使我们能够更加深入地分析自身所处的环境。我们期待能够听到一些您对本土建筑的新理解。

感兴趣的学生可以参加《探索亚洲地区的民居建筑,第2部分》。

 

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7/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
Hi,i am really curious about the environment i live in. Although i am a student of art history, but more than aesthetic purpose,my interest in my surroundings is compelling me to take this course. The easy and everyday life approach of this course is tempting me greatly. Hope to enjoy it soon.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Awesome, sorry I missed this, passed with 50/55 of just the knowledge questions! Hope you do a part II.
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Francisco Matos

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Excellent course, a truly fascinating experience, went through all the videos and while everything is very basic archieves its goal, teach what vernacular architecture its about in a general but accurate way, I got blown away by how much i learned with so little, also great videos, its obvious the providers are great at what they do, hope to see more soon.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Thank you very much teachers and students, which LESSONS accompanied my graduation design together, let me start thinking about the relationship between human life and architecture, and feelings into the design, and ultimately have a very satisfactory result. Well, the future is full of expectations, I want an architect to the construction of ways to improve people's lives, thanks to this wonderful world, come together。
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Catherine Woo

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Truly helpful in furthering my knowledge and exposure to the concept of vernacular architecture and the vernacular architecture of Asia.
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Faried De Bruyns

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
The course was well presented with a good content and mix. The language was also clear. Much was unexpected. For me from South Africa, it was a good view into the architecture of especially those Asian Cultures in a meaningful way. Thanks to The Instructors, the students who presented and all the students who participated in the discussions.
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3 years, 2 months ago
To use the vernacular of my time and place, I think this course is totally lame. For those not familiar with West Coast vernacular, this is not a positive statement. I heard a lot of words that said very little. There is no real analysis or detailed description of the architecture. Instead half the mark for the course is for you to write down your thoughts and then have some random student judge your thoughts resulting in a mark that is really just a flip of the coin. There is very little learning here. Like I said, totally lame, don't waste your time.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 9 months ago
A good introductory course to the novice of Architecture! It 'd be more fruitful if more description on the background stories of those ancient relics can be illustrated.
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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
If the course is talking about vernacular architecture in Asia then why haven't they mentioned India?
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4 years, 1 month ago
I look forward keenly to this course, since Asia's simple vernacular architecture is replete with elegant and economic solutions to counter the complex environmental crises we face today. The beautiful poetry, that is vernacular-ism, expresses itself through the rhythms, patterns, repetitions, and base colors. It also has some of the oldest preserved architectural styles on earth. Eagerly waiting!
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
I am an Architect from India and this course may be a great way to understand and exchange a dialogue with people from various cultural backgrounds and we may discover interning commonalities, leave alone the fascinating new learnings. Our past has the key tour future and it pays to take a step back and learn and move ahead from where someone left, rather that start from the very beginning. All the best and i look forward to this course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Good!I'm student on Belém, North of Brazil, place where raised vernacular constructive technics by natives. That course is a great topic to connect similars and diferentts vernacular archtectures around the world. INTERESTING!
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