What you will learn

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the origins and history of the stripped classical movement of the 1930s with case study buildings by architects such as Adolf Loos and Paul Philippe Cret
  • Understand the elements of stripped classical compositions and explore the creative licenses taken by different architects
  • Draw an example of a "stripped" Doric Order by Paul Philippe Cret and compare it to more conventional Doric treatises
  • Examine how architects throughout history have creatively reduced classical details in economical and tasteful ways, especially the architects of the 20th Century Stripped Classical Movement.
  • Understand the proportioning system used in the Stripped Classical Movement of the early 20th century and its relationship to the built environment; specifically, the importance of well-proportioned architecture to personal and societal welfare.
  • Understand the use of traditional building materials and methods as a means of sustainability and creation of healthy environments, specifically the construction systems historically used from the ancient world up through the early 20th Century, as well as the integration of sustainable solutions into Classical buildings built today.
  • Understand the application of Stripped Classicism to different building types and urban conditions in the public realm, and how this application can enhance building and urban design to elicit positive emotional responses from users.


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