Prof. LEE Inhee, Construction Hall 907, office/051-510-7634 samlih@pusan.ac.kr www.samlih.com
Friday 13:00-16:00 : Seminar Room for Graduate Course
Office Hours (Construction Hall 907) Friday 10:00-12:00
Theme/Course of Semester : Appropriate Technology and Architectural Design -> Syllabus
1. Course objectives
Appropriate Technology must be started purely from local conditions rather than given technical specifications, and be given back to local people to be seamlessly integrated into their routines. It also underlines the crucial importance of community involvement throughout design stages. By looking at previous design methodologies that were developed based on existing background, this course delivers a fresh and comprehensive one that covers surrounding issues and concepts to produce an appropriate technology based on the real meaning of technological appropriateness.
2. Course Description
This course is intended to provide students with the necessary understanding of appropriate technology. Toward this effort, the course is structured as lectures and part seminar. The second and third weeks of the course will be in a lecture format and the other 5 weeks will be in lecture on philosophy and theoritical base of appropriate technology with following presentation by student about the case of appropriate technology in architecture. In the last six weeks of the course, students will make his or her presentation on case of appropriate technology in each region.
3. Requirement & Grading
All students are required to attend all studio classes and complete all assignments on time. Any student who has more than three unexcused absences may be failed in the class. Whenever possible, discuss any necessary absences with instructor before you are absent or very shortly thereafter. Each student will submit digital file containing his or her presentation contents to the instructor by the last class. Failure to submit the digital files will affect the student's final grade. An incomplete grade will only be issued when a student is unable to complete the presentation because of a documented illness. A letter from your physician will be required documentation.
-Presentation/submission of assignment 60%
-Participation on lecture and seminar 20%
-Attendance and active participation in group discussions 20%
4, Required textbook & references
[Article & Essay]
- Four-Philosophies-of-Technology, Alan R. Drengson
- A Comprehensive Framework on Appropriate Technology Choice for Sustainable Development(2019)
- How Technology Could Contribute to a Sustainable World, Philip J. Vergragt(2006)
- Recharting The Philosophy of Technology in Contemporary Architecture, Revianto Budi Santosa(2017)
- The concept of "Local Smart Architecture": An Approach to Appropriate Local Sustainable Buildings, FAYSAL M. ABO-ELAZM(2017)
-
Design Criteria for Sustainable Development in Appropriate Technology: Technology as if People Matter, Robert C. Wicklein(?)
- Barriers to Appropriate Technology Growth in Sustainable Development, Ivana Zelenika(2011)
- Appropriate and Inappropriate Technology, chaptet15
- 49. Choosing an appropriate technology(?)
[Case study]
- Green School_The Greenest on Earth
- Towards an architecture of appropriate technology in Timor-Leste
- The Study on the Integration of Green Architecture_village home
- Appropriate Development, Architecture and Planning Technologies_Egypt
[Book]
- 'Appropriate technologies' in the conservation of cultural property, Unesco Press(1983)
- Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Living, Council on Technology Teacher Education(2000)
- Collection of Indiaenous Indonesian Technology, Volunteers in Asia(1983)
- Village Technology Handbook, Volunteers in Asia(1988)
- Appropriate Technology for Rural Development- The IIDG experience, Volunteers in Asia(1980)
- Technology Choice_A Critique of the Appropriate Technology Movement, Kelvin W. Willoughby(1990)
5. Schedule
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Definition
Week 3 Philosophical Background of Appropriate Technology - Four-Philosophies-of-Technology, Alan R. Drengson
Week 4 Framework on Appropriate Technology - A Comprehensive Framework on Appropriate Technology Choice for Sustainable Development(2019) -> presentation | draft
Week 5 Architecture and philosophy of Architects - Francis Kere, Sym Van der Lyn, Hassan Fathy | Compexity of vernacular architecture/urbanism and cultural heritage_old gourna
Week 6 Architecture and philosophy of Architects(cont.) - Francis Kere, Sym Van der Lyn, Hassan Fathy | Compexity of vernacular architecture/urbanism and cultural heritage_old gourna
Week 7 Criteria for Appropriate Technology - Design Criteria for Sustainable Development in Appropriate Technology: Technology as if People Matter, Robert C. Wicklein(?), 49. Choosing an appropriate technology(?)
Week 8 Mid_discussion
Week 9 Presentation/Discussion(2) : Traditional crafts and modern conservation methods(1) - KIM Jiwon | Liu | Zoe
Week10 Presentation/Discussion(3) : Traditional crafts and modern conservation methods(2) - presentation by 5 person.
Week11 Presentation/Discussion(4) : Appropriate technologies' and restoration of historic monuments(1) - presentation by 5 person.
Week12 Presentation/Discussion(5) : Appropriate technologies' and restoration of historic monuments(2) - presentation by 5 person.
Week13 Presentation/Discussion(6) : Appropriate technology and Sustainable Development(1) - presentation by 5 person.
Week14 Presentation/Discussion(7) : Appropriate technology and Sustainable Development(2) - presentation by 5 person.
Week15 Final Discussion


Copyright@ LEE Inhee. All rights reserved. Department of Architecture, Pusan National University, Korea Email : samlih@pusan.ac.kr Back to top