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Architectural Engineering

Course: History & Theory of Architecture

This course is structured to be presented interactively as illustrations to the main synthetical problems, rather than chronological documentation. This implies that architectural history will be treated as a source of inspiration which enables a society to innovate by re-interpreting the past, overcoming the dichotomies resulting from a single-minded pursuit of a narrow vision of “progress”.  Actually This approach arise A creative exploration and a careful evolution of historic structures to give birth to cultural processes and can also re-establish an organic link with the past- not for the sake nostalgia, but for the sake of re-integrating a human wholeness, drawing on other motivations than merely the rational issues.

The focus in this course is on Islamic architecture within a comparative perspective including references to aesthetics, religion, imperial ideology, and theories of dynastic legitimacy. Topics to be considered include cross-cultural encounters, uses of the shared Islamic Heritage, within the hierarchal classification of this shared architectural vocabulary consisting of building types, building components and building elements all integrated with the content of Islamic civilization.