3rd YEAR [3B]
History of Architecture (AP 313)
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Assignment - 3: Essay
Marks : 40% of the internal marking
Write a 3000 word essay on the given topic.
1. Essay need to have critical thinking and fair amount of details.
2. All referencing needs to be done in accordance with ISO 690 Numerical Referencing Style.
3. It is mandatory for every essay to have a bibliography with at least three books.
B. Marking Scheme:
1. First Draft: 151 %
2. Final Paper: 25%
C. Submission Requirement:
1. First Draft: 1500 to 2000 words
3. Final Essay: 2500 to 3000 words
– 18 March 2014
– 29 April 2014
Note: Late submissions will be marked with 50% deduction (late submission will be accepted only if
submitted within 48 hours after the final submission time)
15% of total internal marking of the semester (respectively other percentages)
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Name of the Student
Mipul Kumar Singh
Deepak Kumar Singh
10 Arnab Ghosh
Vandana Vishnu Bhotla
14 GaganDeep Kaur Babra
15 Samridhi Sharma
16 Prannay Dhingra
19 Hemant Kandpal
20 Prashansa Sachdeva
21 Nalin Bhatia
23 Akshat Bansal
24 Nitya Bali
25 Purnima Pawar
29 Varsha Mallya
Le Corbusier and esprit nouveau
Regionalism and search for Indian-ness
Discuss the works and writings of Louis Kahn.
Discuss the influence of Le Corbusier on architecture in India
Discuss regionalism with examples.
Discuss the development of Gurgaon and architecture there.
Discuss the development of NOIDA and architecture there.
Discuss Modern architecture in India
Explain “Modernity”, “Modernization” & “Modernism” w.r.t. the
advent of modern architecture.
Explain Post-Modern architecture with the help of examples.
Explain regionalism in architecture as an expression of appropriate
technology and sustainability by giving examples.
Discuss globalization and its impact on new cities like Gurgaon and
Explain “Post Modernism” in architecture with the help of works by
Venturi, Rossi, Michael Graves, Eisenman and Tschumi.
Discuss Indo Saracenic architecture with examples.
Discuss Arts & Crafts movement, De Stijl and Cubism with examples
Discuss organic architecture of F L W.
Discuss the impact of colonialism on Art, Architecture and Urbanism
Discuss the impact of the discovery of steel, concrete and glass as
new building materials on subsequent architecture.
Discuss the development of sky scrapers in architecture
Discuss Structural Rationalism during the Age of Enlightenment
Discuss German Werkbund and development of Bauhaus
Discuss the influence of Habib Rehman, A P Kanvinde, Joseph Allen
Stein, Charles Correa (early works) and B V Doshi (early works) on
development of modern architecture in India after independence.
Discuss international expositions and development of architecture
Compare and contrast - Bauhaus and JJ School of Architecture
Discuss Santa Elia’s Futurism.
Discuss the impact of globalization on contemporary architecture of
Describe the role of engineers and the use of new materials in the
transformation of architecture from the 19th century.
Critique on Gautam Bhatia’s book ‘Punjabi Baroque and other
Memories of Architecture’.
Discuss Art Deco and Art Nouveau
Discuss Jenck’s book ‘The language of post-modern architecture’,
Discuss the company painters and development of Indo Saracenic
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32 Ravideep Singh
34 Sheifali Aggarwal
36 Rashi Chugh
38 Siddharth Menon
39 Shreya Gera
Discuss architecture by real estate developers in India.
Discuss how European architecture was imported to India in Early
Discuss the architecture of malls & offices in Gurgaon and NOIDA
Discuss the cultural and technical transformations that took place
during early modern period and how it helped in the development of
Discuss the influence of LIK and Le Corbusier on architecture in India.
Discuss Chicago School of Architecture with reference to Louis
Discuss F L Wright and his contribution to Modern Architecture.
Discuss minimalism in architecture.
Discuss the development of Chandigarh and its impact in architecture
Discuss 5 principles by Le Corbusier and compare it with
monumentality and served-servant space concepts of LIK
Nipesh P Narayanan
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