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Embracing the Idea of ˜Context" in architecture education and the Internationalization Programs

Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan Embracing the Idea of ˜Context" in architecture education and the Internationalization Programs. In: International Conference ‘Challenges and Experiences in Developing Architectural Education in Asia’, 20th Anniversary Department of Architecture, Islamic University of Indonesia, Yogjakarta, Indonesia. June 8-10, 2007..

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Abstract

In the era of globalization, the graduates of architecture program in South East Asia are expected to gain employment not just locally but internationally. The aim of this paper is to put forward the idea of ‘context’ in architecture that can be the important component in the architecture curriculum and in the studio teaching. Context embraces the site and time. The site is self explanatory as being the site and its environmental challenges. However, time is not just about era but it contemporariness or being timely. Time in this case must project the use of contemporary design ideas and incorporation of an up to date technologies. This paper further argues that if local graduates of architecture had been trained to design to ‘context’, they could easily transfer this understanding of ‘context’ and their design skills anywhere, thus are employable internationally. In addition, internationalization programs also contribute in the preparation of local architecture graduates that are ready for the global market. This paper ends by sharing the internationalization programs in the architecture school where the author works to compliment and add to the idea of ‘context’ in architecture.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:globalization, ‘context’ in architecture, internationalization program, global-local (‘glokal’).
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:3847
Deposited By: Azura Baharudin
Deposited On:27 Jun 2007 07:12
Last Modified:19 Apr 2012 01:58

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