Module Catalogues

Practice Based Enquiry and Architectural Representation

Module Title Practice Based Enquiry and Architectural Representation
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The module introduces advanced practice-based methodologies in critical creative problem solving and communication. Students are encouraged to explore Western and Eastern art practices. They will learn to engage with them, and to understand this engagement as a form of critical enquiry into dominant architectural practices of presentation and representation.
Through re-presentation of architectural projects and through shifting between different media – such as drawings, models, video, sculpture, interactive digital media, installation art – the students learn new ways to identify questions, to address them, and to communicate to audiences that are not necessarily trained in reading architectural plans and models – with differing understandings of what architecture is or could be.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the creative application of the fine arts and their relevance and impact on architecture.
B. Critically evaluate prevalent methods, techniques and positions in architectural and artistic production.
C. Evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain works of art and design.
D. Formulate an aesthetic inquiry with methods of artistic production.

Method of teaching and learning

Individual and group tutorials, seminars, in-class presentations, reviews.