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IT-28 Urban Housing

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
3rd Year, sem 1, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C | ECTS Credits: 1
Department:
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh Celia Ghyka
Learning outcomes:

The Urban Housing course is meant to present current housing issues from a critical perspective. The main concept is that of “housing”, and it is approached from an architectural and urban perspective, integrated with a social, economic and political perspective.
Based on the components of these perspectives, the course aims:
- to discover the critical points of the interdisciplinary field concerned with the evolution of urban housing and the city’s evolution;
- to explain the way of thinking modern housing (as a political, urban and architectural aspect);
- to identify specific housing problems in Romania and help students become aware of them.

Content:

Housing in between architecture and the city. Approaches and perspectives.

Historical evolution of housing - the pre-industrial city.

The 19th century - the first housing policy measures.

Solving the housing crisis : urban models in the XXth century.

Elements of housing typology : operating criteria, classification methods.

Modern and postmodern approaches. Contemporary perspectives

Housing in Romania and Europe: a comparative overview.

Teaching Method:

- Image-aided lectures; commented videos
- Presentations of individual or team-based exercises – practical work and written tests.

Assessment:

40% team work (field exploration and evaluation of the quality of housing in a collective housing area)
60% final exam
Minimum grade 5.

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