Architecture Studies Level 2

L2ARC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Cowie

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. 



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.


Pathway

Art Design Level 3, Design and Visual Communication Level 3, Geography Level 3, History Level 3, Painting or Print Making Level 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Device is ideal


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91181 v3 Art History 2.2 - Examine the meanings conveyed by art works
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91182 v2 Art History 2.3 - Examine the influence of context(s) on art works
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91183 v2 Art History 2.4 - Examine how media are used to create effects in art works
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91204 v2 Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91340 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Interior Designer, Environmental Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Historian, Landscape Architect