Architecture Studies Level 2
Level 2 Architecture Studies is a cross-curricular subject that brings together aspects of History, Art History, Classical Studies and Design. It is intended to be an overview for those students who are interested in the Arts, History, Design and/or those looking to compliment a career path in Engineering and/or Architecture.
This course will examine:
- the cycle of embrace and rejection of classical architecture on European and NZ architecture
- the lasting influence of classical culture on contemporary design
- how media and materials (Wood/Stone/Marble/Pounami) produce certain effects in architecture and structures
- the ways in which architecture can be used to convey meaning to the public and people who use and interact with structures and spaces
- they ways in which historical context can influence architectural design
Students will also create and communicate the form of a design based on historical architectural models.
Students will study: 15 structures (*externally assessed)
- Parthenon, (Greece)
- Colosseum, (Italy),
- Pantheon (Italy),
- Chartres Cathedral (France)*
- Saint Chapelle (France)*
- Duomo (Siena)*
- Palazzo Pubblico (Siena)*
- L’Arc de Triomphe (France)*
- The Panthéon (France)*
- The Eiffel Tower,(France) *
- The Crystal Palace (UK)*
- Tānenuiarangi, the wharenui at Waipapa marae (Auckland, NZ)*
- Tamatekapua meeting house in Ohinemutu, (Rotorua, NZ)*
Important: in 2021 this class will be doing its external examinations DIGITALLY but the option to conduct the exam on paper will also be permitted.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Device is ideal
Recommended Prior Learning
Design and Visual Culture, Art, Level 1 History,
Those students who have an interest in Ancient Greece and Rome, Art History and/or loves to draw/sketch and imagine interesting rooms, buildings and cities should certainly select this course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.