The Meaning of Theory in Architecture

8th Semester
Elective Course
Dept. Ι
Course Format: 
Theory - Exercise

Investigation on the meaning and function of theory in the process of architectural design. Having known, through the previous modules, the basic notions of theory and having already bordered on the wider spectre of history and the main problems of synthesis, one is called to face the formulation of one’s own, personal means of expression, through the in-depth and critical observation of a particular gnostic field. The subject is the meaning of theory itself. A literal and partially allegorical research of means with which the knowledge and mainly the comprehension of the past participates to the creative synthesis of buildings, which de facto belong to the present and future, serves as a vehicle for wandering.