Architecture Portfolio
Project description

Make sure you follow for each chosen task the instructions provided.
The development of each task relies on the use of relevant academic literature and/or secondary data. Accurate and systematic referencing is therefore requested for each task, which should include in-text references as well as a reference list. Each task should has at least ONE reference.
All the tasks are in the attached file.
GEN4124 Spaces, Symbols and Relationships
Tasks for Por
t
folio
1
Continuous assessment: portfolio of 4 tasks
(weight 50%)
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The following pages conta
in 6 tasks, out of which
4 should be selected
to
compose your portfolio.
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Make sure
you follow
for each chosen task
th
e
instructions
provided.
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The development of each task relies on the use of relevant academic
literature
and/or secondary data
.
A
ccurate and systematic referencing is
therefore
requested
for each task
, which should include in

text
r
eferences as well as a reference list.
?
The portfolio is submitted in class in printed format on Monday of
academic week 15.
GEN4124 Spaces, Symbols and Relationships
Tasks for Por
t
folio
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Task#1:
Symbolism in Architecture
1.
Analyse symbolism in architecture in relation to
a specific example of architecture (see
choices below)
2.
The analysis should
integrate
the following points
and be based on relevant references
:
a.
Fashion & Style
b.
Light and
Transparency
c.
Relationship between Outside and Inside
d.
Spirituality
e.
Relationship between Form and Function
f.
Deconstructivism
g.
Mechanism and Technology
h.
Monumentalism
i.
Encoding and decoding a message
j.
Is architecture art or method?
3.
Use Kruszewski’s article on symb
olism in architecture as one of your references (available on
Moodle)
as well as min. 2 other
re
levant
academic references
4.
Present your analysis in 1000 words and illustrate it with the work of the architect(s) or
architectural movement you
selected
for this task
Choices
:
Tadao Ando

Le Corbusier

Bauha
us

Frank Gehry

Herzog & De Meuron

Calatrava

Oscar
Niemeyer

Zaha Hadid

Peter Zumthor

Renzo Piano

Norman Foster

Jean Nouvel
GEN4124 Spaces, Symbols and Relationships
Tasks for Por
t
folio
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Task#2
:
Public space mechanisms, norms and rules
1.
Identify a social situation/phenomenon breaking the mechanisms of public spaces (use
Lofland as reference)
2.
Find one or several movie(s) (max. 3) posted on social media that illustrates your choice of
situation/phenomenon
3.
Analyse the situation using 3 acade
mic references (incl. Lofland’s work)
4.
Present your analysis in 1000 words and include the link(s) to the movies in your reference
list.
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