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.
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.
- Image-aided lectures; commented videos
- Presentations of individual or team-based exercises – practical work and written tests.
40% team work (field exploration and evaluation of the quality of housing in a collective housing area)
60% final exam
Minimum grade 5.