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S c h o o l o f A r c h i t e c t u r e a n d P l a n n i n gMODERN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISMA R C H T C 1 0 2 / 1 0 2 G S e m e s t e r 2 2 0 1 7Dr Farzaneh HaghighiAssignment 1: Case Studyâ€¢ Weight: %20â€¢ Word Count: 800-1000 words maximum (excluding the questions)â€¢ Submission date: Friday 18.8.2017, 16:00 pmâ€¢ Hardcopy submission: Level 6 Assignment Box, Building 421 (Architecture Building), 26 Symonds Street.â€¢ Electronic copy submission: Directly in CanvasOBJECTIVESThe objectives of this assignment are to develop:â€¢ Your ability to conduct a literature review and synthesise informationâ€¢ Your ability to understand and describe buildingsâ€¢ Your skills in clear, effective written communication, employing recognised academic and professionalconventions.â€¢ Your skills in citing and referencing the resources correctly following academic and professional conventionsâ€¢ Your skills in visual analysisâ€¢ Your ability to identify scholarly researchCONTENTFor this essay, you will be assigned one building or a project from those included in the list provided at the end ofthis document. Your assigned building can be found in Canvas. You are required to introduce that building throughformulating FOUR questions and providing answers for them.Each answer has to be at least 100 words and the questions have to be broad enough to cover a range ofdescriptions. For instance, â€˜who is the architect?â€™ is not broad enough to cover a 100 words response. Instead, youmight ask â€˜what is the relationship between the architect of this building and the dominant architectural style of his/hertime?â€™ Each question has to target a specific aspect of the building and the answer has to describe that aspect. Thewhole body of four questions and answers have to present a comprehensive description of the building. To be ableto describe a building, you will need to find exterior and interior photographs, floor plan/s and, ideally, sectionaldrawings (i.e. a cross-section and/or a longitudinal section). It is expected that the assignment addresses all thesepoints:â€¢ Introductory informationName of the building, designer, client, location, type of buildingâ€¢ Siting, urban context and landscapeRelation of building with its physical context and the wider landscape, architectâ€™s strategy in relation to thesite.â€¢ Exterior form and materialsExterior form and appearance of the building, materials being used externally, external architecturalexpression, proportion, window arrangement.â€¢ Planning and circulationPlanning of the building, type of activities taking place, entrance, circulation, public/private relation, internaland external activities.â€¢ Interior spaces and materialsMain interior spaces, their scale, proportion, materials, colour, the detailing of floors, walls, ceilings, doorsand windows, the quality of light and, the quality of acoustics, natural/artificial light, furniture.REFRENCEAcknowledgement of sources is an important aspect of academic writing. The Universityâ€™s ReferenÂ©ite websitewww.cite.auckland.ac.nz provides students with a one-stop online resource for academic referencing needs.ReferenÂ©ite explains the essentials of referencing and how to avoid plagiarism. It also includes practical tools to helpstudents reference correctly and use references effectively in writing, and presents examples of the various differentreferencing formats.SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTSâ€¢ This is an individual assignment.â€¢ Essay must be written on a computer.â€¢ A4 format, portrait, with simple top left staple (i.e. no spiral binding; no plastic sleeve);â€¢ Essay must employ footnotes at the bottom of each page and include a bibliography, both formattedaccording to the Chicago referencing style.â€¢ Total word length, excluding questions, captions, footnotes and bibliography: 800-1000 words.â€¢ Give the word count at the end of your essay.â€¢ Illustrate your essay with relevant images, including plans, sections and/or photographs. Splice your imagesinto your text, i.e. do not present them as an appendix. Every image must have a caption immediately underit or just to one side of it. The caption should say what the image is of (briefly), and should then identify thesource for the image using the footnote format for short citations, i.e. authorâ€™s surname, short title and pagenumber if you take it from a book or journal. Include the full reference in your bibliography.â€¢ Give consideration to how the final assignment looks like, that is the photographs are places beautifullywithin the text and the captions are placed in an appropriate place with a readable font-size.â€¢ Full documentation (footnotes, bibliography and sources of illustrations) is essential. If your writing isunreferenced, you will not pass.â€¢ Plagiarism will lead to failure â€“ use your own words, except when using direct quotations.â€¢ Read through and edit your essay several times before submission. You might read it out for yourself or aska friend to read it for you. This will help with editing.â€¢ You are required to submit both a hardcopy (paper copy) of your assignment and an electronic copy. Thedeadline for hard-copy and electronic copy is the same.â€¢ Attach a School of Architecture and Planning Assignment Cover Sheet to the hardcopy. Before you submit,you must fill out the Cover Sheet and sign it.â€¢ Submit your electronic copy directly in Canvas.â€¢ Upload you assignment only as a Word File (doc).â€¢ You cannot submit multiple file uploads. Make sure the files being uploaded is the correct version.â€¢ You cannot resubmit your assignment or submit the assignment past the due date.â€¢ Watch this video on how to submit on Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1121BOOKS ON SHORT LOANThe following have been put on Short Loan for this assignment:â€¢ Banham, Reyner. Guide to Modern Architecture. London: Architectural Press, 1967, c1962.â€¢ Banham, Reyner. Theory and Design in the First Machine Age. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1980, c1960.â€¢ Benevolo, Leonardo. History of Modern Architecture. 2 vols. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971.â€¢ Ching, Francis D. K., Jarzombek, Mark, and Prakash, Vikramaditya. A Global History of Architecture. 2 nd ed,Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011, c2007.â€¢ Colquhoun, Alan. Modern Architecture. Oxford History of Art Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.â€¢ Colquhoun, Alan. Modernity and the Classical Tradition: Architectural Essays, 1980-1987. Cambridge,Mass.: MIT Press, 1991, c1989.â€¢ Curtis, William J. R. Modern Architecture since 1900. 3 rd ed. London: Phaidon, 1996, c1982.â€¢ Conrads, Ulrich. Programmes and Manifestoes on 20th-century Architecture. London: Lund Humphries,1989, c1970.â€¢ Fletcher, Banister. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method: For Students, Craftsmen andAmateurs. 16th ed., London: Batsford, 1956, c1896.â€¢ Frampton, Kenneth. The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture: A Synoptic Account. Wien: Springer; ChinaArchitecture & Building Press, 2007.â€¢ Frampton, Kenneth. Cava, John, and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Studies inTectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture. Cambridge,Mass.: MIT Press, 1995.â€¢ Giedion, Sigfried. Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition. 5th ed. Cambridge,Massachusetts, 2008, c1967.â€¢ Goldhagen, Sarah Williams and RÃ©jean Legault (eds). Anxious Modernisms: Experimentation in PostwarArchitectural Culture. Quebec: Canadian Center for Architecture and the MIT Press, 2000.â€¢ Roth, Leland M. Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History and Meaning. 3 rd ed. Boulder: COWestview Press, 2014.â€¢ Tafuri, Manfredo and Francesco Dal Co. Modern Architecture. 2 vols. New York: Electra/Rizzoli, 1986.â€¢ Unwin, Simon, Analysing Architecture, 4 th ed. London: Routledge, 2014.â€¢ Vidler, Anthony. Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism. Writing Architecture.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.If you are having trouble accessing books and would like a greater number placed on short loan, please identify theauthors and titles and let Farzaneh know via email.ASSESSMENTThis assignment is worth 20% of the marks for this course. Assessment criteria are:â€¢ The extent to which the assignment proposes thorough questions and presents concise answersâ€¢ The extent to which the assignment offers a comprehensive description of the buildingâ€¢ The extent to which the assignment is well written, and written in your own wordsâ€¢ The extent to which the assignment is fully referenced, in accordance with established academicconventionsâ€¢ The extent to which images have been used to portray the buildingâ€¢ The extent to which scholarly resources are usedNOTEYour mark for your assignment will not be credited to your mark for the course until the electronic copy has beenreceived in Canvas. If Farzaneh has to chase you up and prompt you to submit your electronic copy, you will lose5% from your essay mark.S c h o o l o f A r c h i t e c t u r e a n d P l a n n i n gMODERN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISMA R C H T C 1 0 2 / 1 0 2 G S e m e s t e r 2 2 0 1 7Dr Farzaneh HaghighiAssessment Sheet for Assignment 1: Case StudyStudent name:D- (0-39) D (40-44) D+ (45-49) C- (50-54) C (55-59) C+ (60-64)B- (65-69) B (70-74) B+ (75-79) A- (80-84) A (85-89) A+ (90-100)Received in Canvas? No, so mark for essaynot credited to mark forcourseYes, but needed chasingup so -5% from essay markYes, submitted on time sono marks deductedInadequate Adequate Good to v. good ExcellentCriteria D- to D C- to C+ B- to B+ A- to A+1. Questions/Answersthe extent to which theassignment proposesthorough questions andpresents concise answers:Questions are notadequate and theanswers areunsatisfactory.Some considerationhas been given toformulate questionscovering mostfeatures of thebuilding.Good to very goodconsideration has beengiven to develop asophisticated questionwith comprehensiveanswers.Full, complete anddetailed consideration hasbeen given to propose
MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM å»ºç‘ assignment ä»£å†™excellent complex andsophisticated questionswith comprehensiveanswers.2. Structurethe extent to which theassignment offers acomprehensivedescription of the building:Lacking a structure toexplain basic aspects ofthe building.Basic understandingof how to introduce abuilding.A clear structure and effortto describe andcontextualise the building.Well-considered structureand wide-rangingquestions and answersintroducing the building.3. WritingThe extent to which theassignment is well written,and written in your ownwords:English needs morework; clarity ofcommunication isvariable.English is fair andcontent generallyclear.English is good andcontent clearly expressed.English is excellent andcontent very clearlyexpressed.3. ReferenceThe extent to which theassignment is fullyreferenced, in accordancewith established academicconventions:Referencing (footnotingand/or bibliography) isincomplete and largelyincorrect in form.Referencing has beenattempted but is notcorrect in formattingand/or you need morefootnotes.Referencing is mostlycomplete and a goodattempt has been made tofollow the Chicagoreferencing system.Referencing is completeand an excellent effort hasbeen made to follow theChicago referencingsystem correctly.5. VisualThe extent to whichimages have been used toportray the building:Images have not beenused to support thepoints. More care isneeded when writingcaptions and providingsources for each image.A reasonable numberof useful images havebeen used. Someeffort has been madeto provide captionsand sources for eachimage.A good range of usefulimages has been used.Images are sharp, locatedto support the points beingmade in the text, andsupported by captions andsources.An excellent range ofuseful images. All imagesare sharp, carefully placedto support the points beingmade in the text, withuseful captions and fullsources.6. ResourcesThe extent to whichscholarly resources areused:The information is basedon irrelevant,unimportant and non-reliable sources.Some effort has beenmade to use areasonable number ofrelevant scholarlyreferences.A good range of reliable,scholarly relevant sourceshave been used.An excellent range ofacademic resources,peer-reviewed journals,books, book chapters,well-known architecturalperiodicals have beenused.MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM å»ºç‘ assignment ä»£å†™
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