Almost no part of the world has gone untouched by human intervention. Although one might argue that practicing Architects these days generally do not need very specific and detailed knowledge of architecture in the past, still the goal of theses courses is to provide architects and architecture students with a broad general exposure to the visual culture of architecture as manifestations of culture in a historical context.
Therefore these courses survey, chronologically and thematically, a number of theoretical issues, technologies and social changes that have intersected with, influenced or been interpreted by architecture and related practices concerned with the built environment. These courses should increase your awareness of how Architecture involves not only technology and visual design, but in ours as in all past ages can also be understood as Ideas in Three-Dimensional Form.
Understanding of the critical design factors can indeed be better explained if introduced through the historical context, perception, communication and meaning of architecture. The following courses showcase differing architecture and it is up to the student to learn from these ancient designers and professionals, both through the eyes of the professors and the writers and through their own eyes.
History and theory in architecture are part of the school of architecture curriculum. This section aims to discuss the essentials of the theories of architecture, historic treatises, and modern concepts of architecture. It covers architecture throughout history and the redevelopment of the concepts of architecture along with the history of architecture and art. The relationship between design, history and theory will be introduced.
We will examine the relationship between design, history and theory in a broad range of online free architectural courses. All of these subjects and more are examined with examples to show their influence on architecture. This section provides a foundation for the analytical and critical understanding of design issues.
- Classical Architecture
- 1. Egyptian Pyramids
- 2. The Ziggurat at Ur
- 3. Stonehenge, England
- 4. Viking Tombs Old Uppsala
- 5. Tomb of Ch’in Shih Huang Ti, Mount Li
- 6. Great Stupa at Sanchi
- 7. Anuradhapura Dagobas,Sri Lanka
- 8. Teotihuacan (Piramides de Teotihuacan)
- 9. Temple of Amun-Re, Karnak
- 10. Palace of Minos, Knossos
- 11. The Parthenon, Ancient Athens
- 12. Olympia and Greek Temple of Zeus
- 13. Persepolis Persia
- 14. Chaitya Hall, Karli
- 15. Maison Carree, Nimes
- History of Ideas in Architecture 2: Medieval Times
This is the second part of architecture history. It's about principles and ideas which shaped architecture and cities through out the world across Eurasia from 300 – 1450 A.D.
- 1: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
- 2: Maxentius Basilica, Rome
- 3:Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
- 4:Ibn Tulun’s Mosque, Cairo
- 5:. Kings College, Cambridge (the architecture)
- 6:Dome of Soltaniyeh, Iran
- 7:Süleymaniye Mosque, Turkey
- 8:Blue Mosque (Ahmediye) Istanbul
- 9:Taj Mahal, Agra
- 10:Badshahi mosque, Lahore
- Early English
- Gothic Art
- Historical Buildings
- Top Ten Buildings
- Lala Mustafa
- Milan Cathedral
- Notre Dame
- Westminster Palace
- Glossary of Terms
- Romanesque Architecture History
- Japanese Architecture History
- Landscape Architecture History