Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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INAR373 Formal Principles

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces the basic principles and formal concepts that constitute an ‘architectural language’, such as proportion, rhythm, harmony, hierarchy, as evidenced in architectural buildings throughout history. Spatial concepts will be analyzed and
would serve as a basis for an understanding of the syntactical dimension in architecture. In addition, the course will introduce  architectural precedents, drawn from a variety of historical sources, and will initiate students to spatial and diagrammatic analysis, which constitute an essential tool for the understanding of building forms.