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ERIC Number: ED539291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Bauhaus, Crown Hall, FAU: A Comparative Investigation of the Curriculum Design in Schools of Architecture
Mulrooney, Sarah
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (3rd, Dublin, Ireland, Nov 11-12, 2009)
One of the central themes addressed by this paper is the design of the curriculum for architectural education using three schools of architecture: the Bauhaus in Dessau, Crown Hall in Chicago and the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) in Sao Paulo. It also reflects on the practices in other schools such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin east and west which are modelled on an apprentice form of training. The Bauhaus introduced a preliminary curriculum--"The Vorkurs"--which became the model for many foundation year design courses throughout the world. They also employed a system of Workshop Masters and Masters of Form which may have influenced the teaching of design technology in architectural education. Mies van der Rohe, who taught at the Bauhaus, later designed the building and curriculum at Crown Hall. He proposed a curriculum where students learn everything related to a particular building material with the materials getting progressively more complex. Vilanova Artigas had visited Crown Hall during its construction. He proposed a curriculum at FAU where all students in the school work together on different aspects of one large project. In this way students of all stages and ages would learn from each other. Each of the above curriculum designs places an emphasis on a particular ideology held by the architect/teacher. This study is part of a doctoral thesis which also examines the link between the curriculum and the school buildings. The work presented has been supported by NAIRTL funding in 2008-2009 which analysed the design of studio spaces for teaching and learning design based disciplines. Three new schools of architecture have been established in Ireland over the past five years and this research could help inform their curriculum and school design. (Contains 12 figures.) [For the full proceedings, "Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (3rd, Dublin, Ireland, November 11-12, 2009)," see ED539248.]
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. University College Cork, Distillery House North Mall, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353-21-490-4690; e-mail: nairtl@ucc.ie; Web site: http://www.nairtl.ie
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) (Ireland)
Identifiers - Location: Ireland