Contemporary Architecture Course Structure
|Welcome and Introduction||05:12|
|Globalization and Critical Regionalism||14:13|
|Rafael Moneo and the Architecture of Time||13:27|
|Harvard University LISE by Rafael Moneo||06:28|
|Columbia University Labs by Rafael Moneo||08:54|
|Steven Holl AIA Gold Medal Award||07:16|
|MIT Simmons Hall by Steven Holl||05:30|
|Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl||09:36|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||04:40|
|Morgan Library in NYC by Charles McKim and Renzo Piano||12:36|
|Barajas Airport in Madrid by Richard Rogers||06:31|
|Hearst Tower in NYC by Foster and Partners||05:57|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||03:04|
|OMA New York Office and Interviews||09:39|
|Halocaust Memorial in Berlin by Peter Eisenman||07:06|
|Lerner Hall at Columbia University by Bernard Tschumi||10:29|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||03:52|
|Surface. Materiality and Ornament||09:49|
|New Museum for Contemporary Art in NYC by SANAA||09:11|
|Agbar Tower in Barcelona and 100 11th Ave in NYC by Atelier Jean Nouvel||12:36|
|De Young Museum in San Francisco and Beijing Stadium by Herzog and De Meuron||09:24|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||02:44|
|Form Sign and Sculpture||05:45|
|Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank Gehry||14:43|
|Ground Zero and WTC Visit in NYC||08:28|
|Ground Zero Masterplan by Daniel Libeskind||05:18|
|Santiago Calatrava Architect, Artist, Engineer||13:01|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||02:18|
|Digital Design and Computation (1 Question)||02:52|
|New Amsterdam Pavilion in NYC by UN Studio||06:15|
|MAXXI Museum in Rome by Zaha Hadid||10:58|
|Yokohama Terminal by FOA (1 Question)||10:41|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||01:21|
|Social Design and Activism||09:57|
|Sustainability and Resilience||09:11|
|China’s Ecological Civilization by Kongjian Yu||08:54|
|Urban Interventions in Medellin||07:32|
|The Architecture of Giancalro Mazzanti||06:26|
|Summary, Conclusions and Assignment||03:32|
|Final Exam Guidelines and Questions (4 Questions)|
The course will introduce participants to the contemporary architecture scene and allow them to position themselves into it. Students will acquire the essential skills for looking at, analyzing and understanding architecture. The final goal is to turn use architecture as a way to look at the places that we inhabit, an action for positive change, and a generator of a vision for making possible worlds.
Contemporary Architecture course workload
Living in the world of architecture is a full-time job, but you’ll have to spend 2-3 hours per week with your computer and a few more exploring your city. The final assignment will take a few days to complete if you want to qualify for the exposition.
Students will do research and critical analysis of architecture. They will analyze and comment on the projects presented in each chapter of the course. They will also explore buildings in the cities where they live and visit, according to the concepts introduced in the course, by taking pictures and making videos. The work will be posted every week on the course forum and discussed with others. A selection of the best projects and posts will be featured in an exhibit after completing the course.
The course certificate by Build Academy could be purchased separately by people who complete the course. The two certificates available for the course are: basic, CEU-CPD. You can include the certificate in your CV and LinkedIn profile. We can also provide you with reference letters for job or school applications and promotions.
Contemporary Architecture course prerequisites
The course is both for the general public and for people with experience in architecture, so any person can take it. Basic knowledge of architecture is recommended but not necessary. If you are already a student of architecture, this would be a way to expand and further your studies in a global context. If you are already an architect you can learn about the recent developments of the profession and be inspired for your work. If you have general cultural curiosity about architecture, this course will introduce you to some basic concepts that would allow you to understand better the values and importance of architecture.
Prof. Ivan R. Shumkov PhD
Dr. Ivan Shumkov is a New York based architect, professor, curator, leader in online design education, and the founder of Open Online Academy. He has taught architecture, design, history and theory at Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the new School for Design, International University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Alumni Association and President of Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni. He graduated with masters degrees from ETSA Barcelona, University of Florence, and Harvard University GSD, as a Fulbright scholar. He completed his PhD in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP, as fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier. Dr. Shumkov is a licensed architect in Spain and Italy and principal of ISA – Ivan Shumkov Architects, a company working in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design with offices in New York and Barcelona. He has worked, lectured and exhibited his projects and research in Europe, Brazil, Colombia, China, and the USA.
Do I need to buy a textbook?
No, free online reading will be available, though you can purchase a printed version for the suggeted books.