Fall 2014

Architecture of Traditional Societies

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-208


Gabriel A. Arboleda (Section 01)


This class takes an ethno-historical approach to the architecture of societies that are under-represented in canonical architectural theory. We study the architecture of traditional societies through two supplementary lenses. On the one hand we look at the Euro-American perspective, studying how this type of architecture has been represented in classical architectural literature. The second lens is ethnographic and looks at traditional building from a locally informed perspective. Added to the seminar discussions, this class includes a visual analysis component. No previous architectural knowledge or special drafting skills required.

Limited to 22 students. Fall semester. Professor Arboleda.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to AC Architectural Studies majors, then to AC juniors, then sophomores, then first years, and seniors in that order. Thereafter, priority given to 5C Architectural Studies majors, then 5C students.


Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2015