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ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI: : CHENNAI- 600 025 UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS

M. ARCH. (DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE) – FULL TIME CURRICULUM (REGULATIONS 2009) No. Code No Course Name SEMESTER I Common to M. Arch., M. Arch. (Digital Arch.) and M. Arch. (Landscape Arch.) 1. AA 9111 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I 2. 3. 4. AA 9112 AA 9113 AA 9114 Architecture and Critical Theory Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes Sustainable Architecture and Building Design 5. AA 9115 Urban Design Studio Sub Total 2 0 6 5 19 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 5 3 0 0 3 L P S C

SEMESTER II 6. DG 9121 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design II 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. DG 9122 DG 9123 DG 9124 ****** DG 9125 Performance Evaluation of Buildings Visual Design through Algorithms Visualization Studio Elective I Digital Design Studio I Sub Total 3 3 1 * 0 0 0 0 * 0 0 0 4 * 12 3 3 3 3 6 21 3 0 0 3

SEMESTER III 12. 13. 14. AA 9131 DG 9132 ****** Research Methodologies in Architecture Digital Production, Solid Modeling and RP Elective II 3 1 * 0 0 * 0 4 * 3 3 3

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Credits 2 .M. 25. 16. 17. 24. 22.Lecture T. 27.Tutorial S. 26.Studio C. ****** DG 9141 DG 9142 Elective IV Portfolio Production and Web Publishing Thesis Sub Total * 0 0 * 0 0 * 6 16 3 3 8 14 Total no of credits required for the award of the degree 75 List of Electives.15. 19. ****** DG 9133 DG 9134 Elective III Dissertation Advanced Digital Design Studio II Sub Total * 0 0 * 0 0 * 6 12 3 3 6 21 SEMESTER IV 18. AA 9123 AA 9151 Services in High Rise Buildings Building Management and Control Systems 23. AA 9153 DG 9153 DG 9154 DG 9155 DG 9156 DG 9157 GIS Modeling in Urban Planning Introduction to Scripting Introduction to Algorithms Virtual Society High End 3 D Modeling Web Design 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 L. Arch (Digital Architecture) 21. 20. 28.

DG 9122 DG 9123 DG 9124 Performance Evaluation of Buildings Visual Design through Algorithms Visualization Studio Sub Total SEMESTER III 8. Arch. M. DG 9121 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design II 5. 10. ****** ****** Elective I Elective II 3 * * * * * * 3 3 .ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI: : CHENNAI. AA 9112 AA 9113 AA 9131 DG 9132 Architecture and Critical Theory 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 3 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 12 3 0 0 3 Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes 3 Research Methodologies in Architecture Digital Production.. AA 9114 Sustainable Architecture and Building Design 3. Arch.Day Time CURRICULUM (REGULATIONS 2009) No. 11.600 025 UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS M. ARCH (Digital Architecture) – Part Time. AA 9111 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I 2.) and M. Code No Course Name SEMESTER I Common to M.) 1. 6. Solid Modeling and RP Sub Total 3 1 SEMESTER IV 12. 7. (Landscape Arch. (Digital Arch. 9. AA 9115 Urban Design Studio Sub Total 2 0 6 5 13 2 0 6 5 3 0 0 3 L P S C SEMESTER II 4. 13. Arch.

AA 9153 DG 9153 DG 9154 DG 9155 DG 9156 DG 9157 GIS Modeling in Urban Planning Introduction to Scripting Introduction to Algorithms Virtual Society High End 3 D Modeling Web Design P. 28. DG 9125 Digital Design Studio I Sub Total 0 0 12 6 12 SEMESTER V 15. 24.Practical S. 22. Arch. (Digital Architecture) 21. 26.14. 27. 16. 19.M. 25. ****** DG 9133 DG 9134 Elective III Dissertation Advanced Digital Design Studio II Sub Total * 0 0 * 0 0 * 6 12 3 3 6 12 SEMESTER VI 18.Lecture 4 . 17.Studio 3 3 3 3 1 1 C. 20. ****** DG 9141 DG 9142 Elective IV Portfolio Production and Web Publishing Thesis Sub Total * 0 0 * 0 0 * 6 16 3 3 8 14 Total no of credits required for the award of the degree 75 List of Electives. AA 9123 AA 9151 Services in High Rise Buildings Building Management and Control Systems 23.Credits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 L.

Shapes.Combining Shape grammar and Genetic algorithm to optimize architectural solutions Hyper Surface– Introduction to Hyper surface and concepts of Liquid architecture.Shape Grammar .Introduction to Cellular Automata and Architectural applications – Genetic algorithms and Design Computation Unit 4 GEOMETRIES AND SURFACES Fractal Geometry and their properties – Architectural applications Works of Zvi Hecker–. Total number of periods REQUIRED READING 5 45 15 15 9 6 . To provide an overview of various Contemporary design processes and its relation to computation. Technology and Art – Technology and Architecture – Technology as Rhetoric – Digital Technology and Architecture Unit 2 ASPECT OF DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE Aspects of Digital Architecture – Design and Computation – Difference between Digital Process and Non-Digital Process – Architecture and Cyber Space – Qualities of the new space – Issues of Aesthetics and Authorship of Design – Increased Automatism and its influence on Architectural Form and Space Unit 3 CONTEMPORARY PROCESS Overview of various Contemporary design process and it relation to computation: Diagrams – Diagrammatic Reasoning – Diagrams and Design Process – Animation and Design – Digital Hybrid Design Protocols – Concept of Emergence .M. SYLLABUS SEMESTER I AA 9111 CONTEMPRORARY PROCESS IN ARCHITECTURE I 3 0 0 3 Objective: To investigate the contemporary theories of media and their influence on the perception of space and architecture. rules and Label Shape Grammar as analytical and synthetic tools. Unit 1 INTRODUCTION Investigation of contemporary theories of media and their influence on the perception of space and architecture. ARCH.

Contemporary Process in Architecture. Idea of Ghetto. 2000 REFERENCES 1. Practices of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Colin press. 2. Discussing New Delhi as a part of imperial vision. control and surveillance in colonial towns. Ideas of segregation. Production of Indo-Saracen architecture. Contemporary Techniques in Architecture. Peter Eisenmann.1. Qualities and challenges of critical theory. surveillance and 6 . However. UN Studio 3. INTRODUCTION 6 Architectural Theory and practice. AA 9112 ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL THEORY 3003 Objective: The term critical theory is a tautology. 3. Diagram Diaries 2. invisible Architecture: An Installation for the Greek Pavilion. POWER AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 10 Forms of power. 2002 5. Work of Architecture in the Age of Mechanical Differences MIT press. John Wiley & Sons. Critical Theory. Diagram: An Original Scene of Writing. MIT Press. Venice Biennale. The Folded. 1. the Logic of Architecture: Design. Colonialism as a form of dominance. Marcos Novak. Grey Lynn. Power and knowledge. 1995 4.Relation between theory and practice. William J Mitchell. 2000 Reproduction. Traditions in/of architectural theory.1997. Ali Rahim. The objective of this course is to explain and show how architecture is enmeshed in the society and a product of larger socio-cultural issues and practices. Halsted Press. MOVE. Walter Benjamin. Panopticon. Computation and Cognition. this term is used to differentiate traditional theories that understand and explain architecture as autonomous objects and hermetically sealed discipline. Colonialism in India. Cambridge. The Pliant and The Supple. Animate form 4. 1977 2.

Spectacle as a form of seduction. Theory of Architecture. Encountering the idea of functionalism . Thematic environments. ENCOUNTERING MODERNISM/MODERNITY 10 Phenomenology and architecture.Semiotic and Deconstruction as a critical tool. Routledge 2000 Paul Allan Johnson. Debating aesthetisation of architectural issues. 5) Michael Sorkin (ed) Variations of Theme park 6) Lan Border (ed). Heritage and politics of memory. 7 . Urban Development in Colonialism 5) Nazzar Al Sayaad (ed) Forms of Dominance.control in contemporary cities. 5. Critiquing learning from Las Vegas. ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE 9 Gender and space. Routledge 2000 Michael Hays (ed) Architectural Theory since 1960. 4. Media and architecture. Architecture of Resistance. The idea of critical regionalism. Visual regime in architecture. REFERENCES: 1) Anil Lomba. 6) Lawrence vale. World in a shopping wall. Architecture and sense of place. Counter claims. Architecture and Nationalism and identity. Theme parks and privatization of public spaces. SPECTACLE AND ARCHITECTURE 10 Society of spectacle. TOTAL 45 PERIODS REQUIRED READINGS: 1) 2) 3) Neil Leach (ed) Rethinking Architecture. Technology and Architecture. Colonialism. 2000 4) Anthony king. 3.MIT Press. Fragmentation and Nihilism as conditions of modern society. Oxford 3) Neil Leach. Intersections. Society of Spectacle. 4) Guy Debord. City as contested geography. Aesthetics and Anesthetics. 2000 2) Thomas Metcalf Imperial vision.

Open space development and its urban design and planning context. Ancient Indian traditions – Vedic. The influence of Ian Mcharg on Landscape architecture. the works of F. Burle Marx and others. and other pioneers. Postwar development in Europe. IV THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN LANDSCAPE 9 Industrialization and urbanization – impacts and development of the concept of public open spaces. V THE MODERN MOVEMENT. Renaissance – Italy.Ohmstead. Open space development and Close conceptual relationship between Town planning. urban design and landscape architecture. citing principles of each period with examples.L. Public park as a major component of urban landscape. Romanticism. Examples. Granada. France and England. CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS AND CONCERNS Changing concepts of space and the relationship of architecture to landscape. The works of Jellicoe. Nomadic culture of central Asia – advent of Islam – concept of Paradise as a garden – spread of Islamic traditions to the West and East. I EASTERN TRADITIONS AND ISLAMIC LANDSCAPES 15 Early traditions and beliefs about landscape and environment in east. Transfer of concepts through Buddhism to China –Chinese landscape development – gardens of China – Pre Buddhist Japanese landscapes – impact of China on Japanese gardens – Japanese gardens. Study of the western landscapes till the nineteenth century. Study of selected works of modern architects and landscape architects. Buddhism and later Hindu movements. parks movement. II RENNAISSANCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF NEW THOUGHTS 6 Development of the enclosed garden in the Middle ages.AA 9113 Objective TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES 3 0 0 3 To study the social and cultural influences on traditional landscapes through analysis of form and space. Western expression of Islam – Spain Alhambra and General life. 8 9 . open space development in new towns. Jainism. Symbolic meanings and sacred value of natural landscapes. Influences and linkages across cultures. Early industrial towns and the garden city movement. To study contemporary landscape and the manifestation in the western and Indian context. Eastern expression of Islam – Samarkhand and Mughul India – Tomb and pleasure garden – Moghul concepts of site planning.

Robert Holden. 4. Jonas Lehrman. Cultural landscapes their definition.45 REQUIRED READINGS: 1. G. V INDIAN CONTEXT 6 Issues in contemporary India. Penelope Hill. 2003. Birkhauser publishers. Lawrence king publishing. 2. 2003 3. publishers. The landscape of Man.1980. Francesco Repishti. 1995 2. Artistic sensibility in landscape architecture and land art. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Thames and Hudson. 1973. New landscape Design. identification.A.Garden and courtyard in Islam. New development in urban Landscape design.NY. 1993. Skira Editores P. AA 9114 SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BUILDING DESIGN 2 0 6 5 Objective: To sensitize the students to the various aspects of sustainable and green building design in the context of global warming and climate change and to 9 . A history of American Landscape architecture. Landscape Design – A Cultural &Architectural History. Thames & Hudson Publication. Hary & Abram inc.B. American elsevier Publishing Co. 3. characteristics.Concept of sustainable landscape development. Pieluigi Nicholin. Total number of periods . Contemporary history of garden design. 5. case studies. Landscapes in History. UK. 2004 REFERENCES: 1. Analysis and understanding of philosophies of contemporary landscape works in India. Phillip Pregill & Nancy Volkman. Earthly Paradise. 2001. policies. Dictionary of today’s landscape designers. Van Nostrand publishers..Tobey. Geoffrey and Susan Jellico.

renewable energy. 2006 120 10 .processing and embodied energy.Academy.A Manual for Ecological design.embodied energy of different building materials.recycling and embodied energy.Studio project on design of eco houses: context specific Unit 3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BUILDING MATERIALS Measuring the impact of building materials. working with climate: passive solar design.environmental management of buildings Unit 5 SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BUILDING DESIGN STUDIO 30 15 15 30 15 This studio will explore collaborative learning to explore. Green Globe Certification. Unit 1 INTRODUCTION Attitudes to architecture: a historical perspective.time and embodied energy. Case studies.design from first principles: conserving energy.low energy building and masonry materials.controlling the water cycle.Eco-mimicry as a design tool based on ecosystem analogytheoretical basis for a sustainable and eco friendly design Unit 2 ECO HOUSE The form of the house: the building as an analogy. Eco design .Green building Evaluation Systems.address the very process and tools of design to enable architecture that is environmentally friendly and sustainable.calculating embodied energy. minimizing new resources.General premises and strategies for sustainable and green design. Case studies which look at the environmental approach.site management.photovoltaics and solar hot water systems.impact of materials on the environment – optimizing construction.life cycle analysis. water usage. respect for users. Wiley. LEED Certification.objectives and basis. Ken Yeang. small scale wind systems and hydro power.Case studies and analysis Unit 4 GREEN CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Sustainable architecture and Green Building: definition. respect for site and holism. investigate and apply various parameters of sustainability for design development of projected building/ urban scenarios Total number of periods Required readings: 1.

Wiley. Thomas E Glavinich. policy and infrastructure development Unit 1 INTRODUCTION A brief historic review of the development of the urban design discipline and principles. 2007 3. Green Building Construction. Catherine Slessor. case studies and contemporary determinants of urban form including globalization. Birkhauser. Sue Roaf et all.Redefining urban condition – role of Globalisation – impact of Digital Revolution –sustainable development– Contemporary Processes in Urban Design Unit 2 SPLINTERING URBANISM Transportation Networks –Information and communication networks Telecommuting and Urbanism Unit 3 RESTRUCTURING THE CITY Place making in the Digital Age – reconfiguring public realm – Globalisation. Thames and Hudson.Eco Tech. Green Architecture. 1997 4. real estate. Ecohouse: A design Guide.Muller. Wiley. Dominique Gauzin.Design for a Sustainable Future. 2008 3. 2002 AA 9115 URBAN DESIGN STUDIO 2 0 6 5 Objective: To identify and address the issues of urban form through precedent studies. Sustainable Design.Revitalization of brown field sites11 30 15 15 15 . Brenda and Robert Vale. and Generic Urban form– Urbanisation and Excursions on density Unit 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Cities Program . Thames and Hudson.2. digital revolution. Sustainable architecture and Urbanism. Elsevier Architectural Press. 1996 2. Sustainable Architecture and High Technology.The science of sustainability and Green Engineering. literature review. 2008 References: 1. Daniel Vallero and Chris Brasier.

Transit Metropolis. Wiley and Sons. New York.). City of Bits: Space. Total number of periods REQUIRED READING: 1. John Wiley and Sons. Place and the infobahn. Penguin Books. 1994 2. Thames and Hudson. 1999 Neil leach. Virtual Reality Technology. Charles Correa. William J. 2000 12 . Housing and Urbanisation. The Next American Metropolis.Digital Media as a facilitator for participatory. 19931994 Peter Calthorpe. diagramming and 3D Modeling tools in Urban Design . 4. Virtual Worlds. 1993 3 Thomas A.Role of Digital Media in Reconfiguring Urban Space –Case studies – Application of Geographic Information Systems.Case Studies Unit 5 APPLICATION OF DIGITAL TECHNIQUES IN URBAN DESIGN Depiction of Urban Spaces in Digital Media . sustainable urban design. 1996 3. MIT Press. Designing for the digital world. Digital Places: Building our city of bits. Urban Land Institute. Crigore Birdea (ed. Mitchell. Princeton Architectural Press. 2002 120 30 REFERENCES: 1 2 Benjamin Woolley. Horan.

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