Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Architecture & Town Planning

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To understand ancient and modern form of living.
  • To impart knowledge related to planning and development of inhabitant areas.
Course Outline:
Architecture: Historical Development. General introduction to history of architecture; Emergence / Development of Islamic Architecture. Geographical, climatic, religious, social and historical influences. Architectural beauty.Qualities: Strength, vitality, grace, breadth and scale.Factors: Proportion, colour and balance.Use of Materials: Stone, wood, metals, concrete, composites, ceramics.

General Treatment to Plan of Buildings: Walls and their construction; Openings and their position, character and shape; Roofs and their development and employment; Columns and their position, form and decoration; Moulding and their form decoration; Ornament as applied to any buildings.Town Planning:  Definitions; Trends in Urban growth; Objectives of town planning; Modern planning in Pakistan and abroad.

Preliminary Studies: Study of natural resources, economic resources, legal and administrative problems, civic surveys and preparation of relevant maps.

Land Use Patterns: Various theories of land use pattern. Location of Parks and recreation facilities, public and semi-public buildings, civic centers, commercial centers, local shopping centers, public schools, industry & residential areas.

Street Patterns: Lay out of street, road crossing & lighting; Community planning.

City Extensions:  Sub Urban development, Neighborhood Units, Satellite Towns and Garden City

Urban Planning: Issues related to inner city urban design and emergence / upgradation of squatter settlements.

Recommended Books:

  1. Dan Cruickshank, Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture, Architectural Press; 20 edition (September 25, 1996)
  2. Leonard Benevolo; Origins of Modern Town Planning, M.I.T. Press, 15-Aug-1971
  3. Sir Rymond Unwin, Town Planning in Practice, FQ Legacy Books (December 31, 2010)