AR8201 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION
ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI Arch SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION FOR AR8201 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION
Anna University AR8201 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS 2017 Regulation has been revised for the Students who joined in the academic year 2017-2018. So revised syllabus for Anna University Chennai Electrical and electronics engineering syllabus 2017 Regulation is given below. you can download AR8201 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING Regulation 2017 2nd Semester eee Syllabus from the below link. Syllabus 2017 regulation for 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Semester will be updated shortly and same can be downloaded year as soon as University announces. Anna University 1st year Syllabus Regulation 2017 is given below. AR8201 Syllabus for Regulation 2017 Students can be downloaded here.
AR8201 THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE L T P/S C
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- To understand that architecture is a dynamic interface between man and his
environment: through its constituent aspects and elements.
- To understand the various principles of architectural design, with which the above
objective is attained.
- To understand that architecture is communicative medium involving aspects of
expression and experience.
- To understand the various possibilities of approaching architectural design, through
examples from historical and contemporary examples.
UNIT I ARCHITECTURE – ITS ELEMENTS 9
Defining Architecture; an overview of the complexities of various layers and factors involved in Architecture. – Architecture as an organic entity and its components – function, form, structure, skin, material, circulation, character etc. – Architecture as a building entity and its elements – floor, walls, columns, roof, openings, stairs, etc; – their definition, evolution, attributes and spatial roles – Form/space making and its elements – points, lines, planes and volume; Various configuration of these elements in space making.
UNIT II NATURE AND MAN – ARCHITECTURE AS AN INTERFACE 9
Nature – its five basic elements – earth (material, site, vegetation etc), water (rain, humidity etc), fire (light, temperature, radiation), wind (ventilation), sky (space); The dynamic interactions between elements of nature and elements of architecture – Human being – the five basic senses – their role in perception of built environment – vision (light, color, views etc), hearing (sound, noise, silence), tactility (texture, thermal and physical feeling), smell, spiritual.— The Functional, psychological and aesthetic relevance in architecture – The demonstration of architecture as an experiential interface between human senses and his environment — explained with relevant Architectural examples. Case studies of relevant architectural examples and exercises.
UNIT III ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – ITS PRINCIPLES 9
Introduction to Design; A brief overview of design and its principles in other fields. (Arts,
crafts, nature etc); Architectural design – its tools (elements), objectives (experience and
expression) and means (principles) – Principles of Design – proportion, scale, order,
repetition, rhythm, harmony, balance, emphasis, hierarchy, symmetry, axis, datum etc;
Application of design principles at various levels – site level, building level and detail level –
Evolution of architectural form – Basic 3d forms, Transformation of form, principles involved -space, spatial relationships and spatial organization, principles involved. — Relevant
examples from modern and traditional architecture. Case studies of relevant modern and
traditional architectural examples and exercises.
UNIT IV EXPRESSION AND EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE 9
Architecture as an expressive medium, semiotics involved in various elements, aspects, and principles of architecture; Examples of spatial narratives – Experiencing architecture –
Aspects influencing the experience and expression – place, people, society, culture, history,
tradition, time etc. Case studies through works of architects.
UNIT V CONCEPTS IN ARCHITECTURE 9
Conceptualizing architecture, various approaches – Understanding Concepts behind the
various architectural manifestations in relevant traditional, historical, vernacular examples –
Understanding Concepts, ideas, philosophy behind the works of few architects choosing from the modern, post modern and contemporary periods in the context of the West and India.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
- A thorough understanding on the definition of architecture; elements of architectures of
- An exposure to the principles of architecture and applications of the same in buildings
- An understanding the meaning of character and style of buildings with examples.
- An exposure to students on ideologies and philosophies of architectures of
- An exposure to analysis and experience of architecture through case studies and
architects through examples.
1. Francis D.K.Ching, Architecture-Form, Space and Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold
Company, New York, 2007.
2. Simon Unwin, Analysing Architecture, Routledge, London, 2003.
3. Yatin Pandya, “Elements Of Space Making”, Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 2014.
4. V.S.Pramar, Design Fundamentals in Architecture, Somaiya Publications Pvt. Ltd.,
New Delhi, 1997 – 3rd edition.
1. Eri J. Jenkins; Drawn to Design – Analyzing Architecture through Free Hand
Drawing; BV GMbH Basel; 2013. (available in an EPVB ebook edition)
2. McCarter & Pallasmaa; Understating Architecture – A Prime on Architecture as
Experience; Phaidon Press; 2012.
3. Clark and Pause; Precedents in Architecture – Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas &
Parts; Wiley; 2012.
4. Juhani Pallasmaa; the Eyes of the skin: Architecture & the senses;Wiley 3rd edition;