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Diploma in Contemporary Architecture and Design

Free online course on the architectural features of the phases of modern architecture and post modern architecture.

Architecture
Free Course
The free online contemporary architecture and design course will introduce you to the various architecture in the world, the history of design, as well as the post industrial revolutions which were either for or against the movement of machines. You will also learn about the timeframe and architectural features of various phases of modern architecture and post modern architecture as well as the evolution of typography in the contemporary era.
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this course, you will learn about the various architecture in the world, the history of design, as well as the post-industrial revolutions which were either for or against the movement of machines. The design inspirations for the Art Nouveau, Bauhaus and De Stijl phases of modern architecture will also be covered. Then, the course will look at the Chicago school and Prairie school phases of modern architecture as well as the organic phase of modern architecture.

The course will also teach you about the architectural features of the Art Deco, internationalism and expressionism movements. The monolithic movement, tensile and shell movement as well as the brutalism and metabolism movements will also be covered in this course. Furthermore, neo brutalism which is a combination of the brutalism and metabolism movements will be covered as well as the differences between modernism and post modernism.

Then, the architectural features of the historicism, high tech, neo modern, critical regionalism, Memphis Milano movements will also be covered. Lastly, deconstructivism, pop art and industrial design architectural movements will be discussed and then the course will look at the evolution of typography in the contemporary era. This course is important for learners who are aiming to understand all the phases that modern architecture has gone through before reaching its current stage of evolution.

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Modules

Design History and Industrial Revolution

Evolution of Modern Architecture

Phases of Modern Architecture I

Phases of Modern Architecture II

Diploma in Contemporary Architecture and Design - First Assessment

Phases of Modern Architecture III

Phases of Modern Art and Post Modern Architecture

Phases of Post Modern Architecture I

Phases of Post Modern Architecture II

Diploma in Contemporary Architecture and Design - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to: 


  • Discuss the various styles of architecture and how the vitruvian triad applies to it.
  • Examine a comparison between the Art and Craft movement and the Art Nouveau movement.
  • Examine the parallel connection of the Bauhaus movement and the De Stjl movement.
  • Examine the minimalist approach of designs in the internationalism movement.
  • Identify the non-geometry style of expressionism and its evolution as an Avant Garde style.
  • Discuss impressionism, fauvism, surrealism and colour points in the modern art movement.
  • Discuss the Kenneth Frampton's six points for an architecture of resistance.
  • Examine the influences from Art Deco, De Stijl and pop movements in the Memphis Milano movement.
  • Examine the continuance of the post modernist and modernist approach in the industrial design movement.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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