History of Architecture 2. (Antiquity)

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Bachelor
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The intended task of the subject is to investigate the evaluation and formation of the European architecture of the four main cultures as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Before introducing to the evaluation of architecture we are speaking the used building materials and the structures involved. The presentation of architecture follows chronological order, analysing the functional expectation of the building types used. In Mesopotamia we discuss the space demands of the sacral, the dwelling and the palace architecture. The analysis makes possible to prove the early use of space systems in architecture. The accented topic in Egypt is the evaluation of monumental architecture in stone. It is important to understand, that the later funerary buildings are not unique architectural constructions, but part of a composition. The Hellenic and the Roman civilisation is basically an urbanistic culture. That is the reason, that both cultures are discussed through their developments in settlements. The analysis of Hellenic temple construction gives opportunity to discuss the evaluation of the Greek and Roman orders.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Duration

42 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

10

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Architecture

Department

Department of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation

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