Contemporary Architecture

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Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Compa...
Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Company and Deutsche Bank - three of the most innovative and successful companies in the world - declared iversity a Lighthouse Project in Higher Education, a prestigious and highly sought after international honor. PC Magazine named Iversity as one of the best websites of 2013. Iversity's broad range of courses led by the best professors in the world gives you access to previously unattainable knowledge.

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Our course will analyse major contemporary architectural ideas, ideologies, and projects in the context of Globalisation. We will trace development of our profession since the early 90s by discussing the work of some of the most influential architects of our time. The critical reflection on contemporary architecture will allow students to reflect on why and where they would like to situate their own work. When talking about the architectural protagonists of today, we will focus on their works in the most recent stages of their careers. Some references will be made to their earlier work, but the focus will be on how they adapt their thinking to the current design tendencies. We will examine the evolution of their work and at the same time try to understand how they react to the recent challenges and opportunities of our profession and society. Our Plan Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Modern Legacy Chapter 3: Tectonic and Techno... Our course will analyse major contemporary architectural ideas, ideologies, and projects in the context of Globalisation. We will trace development of our profession since the early 90s by discussing the work of some of the most influential architects of our time. The critical reflection on contemporary architecture will allow students to reflect on why and where they would like to situate their own work. When talking about the architectural protagonists of today, we will focus on their works in the most recent stages of their careers. Some references will be made to their earlier work, but the focus will be on how they adapt their thinking to the current design tendencies. We will examine the evolution of their work and at the same time try to understand how they react to the recent challenges and opportunities of our profession and society. Our Plan Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Modern Legacy Chapter 3: Tectonic and Technology Chapter 4: Form, Sculpture and Structure Chapter 5: Formal Basis, Critical Discourse and Post-Criticality, Event, Program Chapter 6: Surface, Materiality, and Ornament Chapter 7: Digital Design and Computation Chapter 8: Sustainability Chapter 9: Social Design What will you learn? The course will introduce the participants to the contemporary architectural scene and allow them to position themselves into it. The seminar will help them to understand better the work of others and their own work, as creative professionals. They will acquire some fundamental analytical, leadership, communication skills for a successful work in the profession. It will make them more competitive in their future careers in architecture. The final goal is to turn architecture from a service to an action for change; vision; understanding, imagining and making possible worlds; making a positive change. Our basic questions What are current trends in architecture? Who are the protagonists that shape our cities? What can architecture do to improve our living conditions? What are the most significant buildings of our time? How can we improve the quality of life in our cities? What prior knowledge do you need for the course? Basic knowledge in history of art and architecture is recommended but not necessary. How much will you have to work? Living in the world of architecture is a full-time job, but you’ll have to spend 2-3 hours with your computer each week. Study groups and tours The course will feature guided virtual tours and study groups led by prestigious architects in the following cities: New York, Barcelona, Florence, Berlin, London, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Mexico, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and others.
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I'm a life learner and a Contemporary architecture fan. Great course about contemporary architecture. Compared to similar courses, the contents are rich, well presented end specifically designed for the MOOC. There are even interviews to Calatrava, Hall and others, specifically taken for the course. The topics cover all the most relevant contemporary architects and the assignments are engaging. Looking for more by the Prof and by the Open Online Academy (OOAc.org).
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