Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia

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Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia

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Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia
The course Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia is an online class provided by University of Hong Kong through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover the value of local peoples’ traditional built environments in Asia, find inspiration in these buildings, and learn how to conserve them for future generations.
Course description
This course is about architecture. But it’s not about grand structures such as monuments or royal palaces. Rather, it is about the built environment that the ordinary people live in. Instead of the architectural techniques, we use stories to understand the processes through which people make their building decisions. We use Asia as the backdrop for the discussion of these topics. Partly because of Asia’s rich heritage and diversity, but also due to the unique complexity that the people in the region face as they go through rapid economic, social, and cultural changes. In this examination of the connection between vernacular buildings and peoples’ cultural identities, we will review real-world examples and talk to experts in the field. At the end of this course, you will gain a unique perspective about the everyday environment that you live in – one perhaps that you’ve never had before. You will begin to understand and appreciate the value of the ordinary built environment around you. Whether you are an avid architect or you simply just care about the built environment you live in, this course is for you.

Prerequisites & Facts

Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia

Course Topic

Architecture, Art and Culture, History

University, College, Institution

University of Hong Kong

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / University of Hong Kong you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (50.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Hong Kong
Topic: Architecture, Art and Culture, History
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