1st Sem, B.Arch

AR5101: Introduction To Architecture Syllabus for B.Arch 1st Sem 2019 Regulation Anna University

Introduction To Architecture detailed syllabus for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) for 2019 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the B.Arch students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Bachelor of Architecture 1st Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit B.Arch 1st Sem 2019 regulation scheme. The detailed syllabus of introduction to architecture is as follows.

Introduction to Architecture

Course Objectives:

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Unit I

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE Origin and definitions of architecture as need based, cultural, environmental, social, psychological response of human society. Architecture as phenomenological mediation of nature. Components of architecture: use, means, site, shelter, relation to nature, structure, skin, materials, services, circulation, typology, aesthetics, expression, character, symbolism, experience, etc., History and types of design in architecture- unself-conscious/ self-conscious design, design through craft/design through drawing, pragmatic/iconic/canonic/analogic design.

Unit II

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Unit III

FORMAS GEOMETRIC ELEMENTS Form as embodied in and/or constituted by geometric elements such as point, line, plane, volumes. Attributes, generation and interrelationships among elements. Perceptual effects and use of specific manifestations of the elements-planes as shapes and volumes as geometric forms/space such as sphere, cube, pyramid, cylinder, cone and their sections/ derivatives. Architectural use of elements. Exercises and architectural case studies.

Unit IV

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Unit V

ORGANISATION OF FORM AND SPACE Cognitive experience of form and space in architecture -enclosure, internal and external spaces, continuous spaces, hierarchy of spaces, spatial organisation(centralised, linear, radial, clustered, grid), built form- open space relationships. Relationship of movement/circulation/path with reference to architectural form and space. Haptic experience. Exercises and architectural case studies.

Course Outcomes:

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Required Reading:

  • Geoffrey Broadbent, “Design in Architecture – Architecture and the Human Sciences”, D.Fulton, 1988.
  • Kumar Vyas, “Design and Environment- A Primer”, National Institute of Design, 2009.
  • Francis D.K. Ching, “Architecture-Form, Space and Order”, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 2007.
  • Simon Unwin, “Analysing Architecture”, Routledge, London, 2003.
  • V.S. Pramar, “Design Fundamentals in Architecture”, Somaiya Publications Private Ltd., NewDelhi, 1973.
  • Yatin Pandya, “Elements of Space Making”, Mapin, 2008.
  • Francis D.K. Ching, James F. Eckler, “Introduction to Architecture”, Wiley, 2012.
  • Robert McCarter, JuhaniPallasmaa, “Understanding Architecture”, Phaidon 2012.
  • Anthony C. Antoniades, “Poetics of Architecture: Theory of Design”, John Wiley and Sons, 1992.

Reference Books:

  • Pierre von Meiss, “Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place”, Routledge, 1990.
  • Rudolf Arnheim, “The Dynamics of Architectural Form”, University of California Press 2009.
  • NeilsPrak, “The Language of Architecture”, De Gruyter Mouton,2017.
  • Leland M.Roth, “Understanding Architecture, its Experience, History and Meaning”, Routledge, 2018.
  • Hazel Conway, “Understanding Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History”, Routledge, 2005.
  • Paul Alan Johnson, “The Theory of Architecture – Concepts and Themes”, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1994.

For detailed syllabus of all other subjects of Bachelor of Architecture, 2019 regulation curriculum do visit B.Arch 1st Sem subject syllabuses for 2019 regulation.

For all Bachelor of Architecture results, visit Anna University B.Arch all semester results direct link.

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