Contemporary World Architecture|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course is a study of architecture and urban design throughout the world from the 1990s to the present. American topics include public and private development in the "neo-liberal" city in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and post-Katrina New Orleans; contemporary museum architecture; sprawl and New Urbanism; and affordable housing, both urban and rural. Major American architects considered include Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Daniel Libeskind, and Diller + Scofidio (+Renfro). In Europe, the focus is on contemporary public architecture in Berlin, London, Paris, Valencia, Lisbon, Rome, and Athens, with attention to major works of Sir Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Rem Koolhaas, and Renzo Piano. In China we will study state monuments of the Communist Party in Beijing and issues of preservation and urban development there and in Shanghai. In Japan the recent work of Tadao Ando is a focus, as are selected projects in Tokyo and Yokohama. Additional lectures will treat airport architecture and sites in India, Jerusalem, Cairo, Guinea, South Africa, Rio di Janeiro, and Quito, Ecuador. The last quarter of the course focuses on green or sustainable architecture, including passive and active solar heating, photovoltaics, energy-efficient cooling and ventilation, timber and rammed-earth techniques, LEEDs certification, wind and geo-exchange energy, green skyscrapers, vertical farming, and zero-carbon cities.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: The course stresses interpretation of architecture and urbanism in relation to history, politics, economics, technology, and history of art.
Intercultural Literacy: The course studies the contemporary built environment in a wide range of cultural regions, and treats new work in relation to local traditions.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CES)(ENVS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jason Hackworth, The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism (2007) [ISBN: 0-8014-7303-9]
Terry Smith, The Architecture of Aftermath (2006) [ISBN: 0-226-76469-9]
Adrienne Schmitz et al., Affordable Housing (2005) [ISBN: 0-87420-940-4]
Sally Price, Paris Primitive: Jacques Chirac's Museum on the Quai Branly (2007)
Solutions for a Modern City: Arup in Beijing (2008) [ISBN: 9781906155476]
Lisa R. Findley, Building Change: Architecture, Politics, and Cultural Agency (2005)
Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution (2008) [ISBN: 1-59726-179-3]
Peter Buchanan, Ten Shades of Green; Architecture and the Natural World (2005)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four in-class examinations; one paper assignment
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior completion of ARHA244, ARHA 246, or ARHA 254 is helpful, though these courses are not formal prerequisites.
|Instructor(s): Siry,Joseph M. Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: CFAHALL; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 60||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 15||JR non-major: 15||SO: 5||FR: 5|