REGIONALISM IN ARCHITECTURE

ARCH563. REGIONALISM IN ARCHITECTURE (2CR.: 2LEC)

The course investigates various and evolving definitions of regionalism and theoretical approaches to the problem of designing architecture that reflects its time, place, culture and environment. Thus, the shape of buildings and environments are studied in relation to climate, landscape, availability of resources and cultural backgrounds. It explores the concept of regionalism in architecture; local architectural models around the world; the power of invented regionalism; the persistence of regional revivals; and the impact of regional architecture in historic preservation.