Term: Winter 2024
Section: 3
Class Number: 10270
Credits: 3
Required: Yes
Elective: No
Course Brief

/ ARCH 323

History of Architecture II: Industry, Construction, Modernity, Domesticity

This course is the second in the undergraduate two-course sequence (ARCH 313/323).

The course discusses history of architecture with a focus on industry, construction, modernity, domesticity during the last centuries in the global perspective. The course aims to explore the influences of politics, society, technological transfer on urban development and architecture. The politics and economy shaped concepts of planning, standardization, and urban environment. We will explore industry through a detail, standardisation, prefabrication, mono-city, and a worker. The course will examine construction history and analyse the ‘paper architecture’, technologies, global architects vs local architecture. The course will convey an understanding of development of modernity through the philosophy of modernism and modernists, through ideology of new socialist modernity, and post-modernism in global approach. The built environment and creation of domesticity as interplay of home, neighborhood, community, social housing, collective in history will emphasize the value of global habitat.

Please note: This course is only for undergraduates and does NOT count as an architecture history elective for M.Arch 3G students.


Tues, Thurs 11:30am-1:00pm A&AB 2108


Oksana Chabanyuk