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GE2110 Experiencing our Built Environment: Appreciation of Contemporary Architecture

Assessment Tasks
  • With Examination
  • No Quiz
  • With Individual report
  • With Group project
Offering semesters
2018/19 Sem B 2017/18 Summer 2015/16 Summer 2014/15 Summer 2014/15 Sem A 2013/14 Sem A 2012/13 Sem B 2011/12 Sem B 2011/12 Sem A
Average workload
A+ (1)
A (2)
A- (3)
B+ (1)
B (1)
B- (0)
C+ (0)
C (2)
C- (2)
D (0)
Fail (0)
Dropped (0)

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2017/18 Summer


算吾錯既GE,本人有2個GE 在身, 另一個GE 花在大量時間CARRY D freeriders, 但turn out 都有a- 算吾錯. exam 吾算難亦吾算易, 我花左大量時間去背D history 但吾考, 有D SAD. 好彩有背到D architect 同bldg names. long qu 問返你功課D野, 有比心機做應該識@@. 但其實時間有D 吾夠, 同系岩岩夠鍾完成. 功課吾算難, 但要比心機做, 我都hea 左小小, 2份都分別用左1日完成, 因為佢地系同時間要交,要D chur. 但其實再努力D 拎A 不是夢.

2017/18 Summer


Intensive course for students majoring in other subject but not architecture.
It returns if you put efforts in studying this course and actually you only need to study 4 powerpoint for the exam which may only take you 2 to 3 days to revise well.

2017/18 Summer


Louie Sieh always speaks very fast with her "good" English and give the low mark. Exact7ly, she is a killer.

All of you must attend the site visit which is boring. There is the reflective journal(every week), group project and essays in coursework. The workload is really heavy.

The reflective journal is like a daily. The teacher will give you some "theme" to lead you but Louie gave the topic at the least week. So BAD !!!

The group project is quite unless because it is hard to apply what you have learnt in the lesson as the lecture is absolutely useless.

The exam question is stupid and ridiculous, like asking who built the building/ who is the architect/ what is the name of XXX building or architecture..... who will care about these details?

Some good questions like asking the theory are only 10 marks ..... I was so angry.

All in all, I spent much time to study and do the assignment. Then, I got B grade ....

2017/18 Summer


Workload: It must be admitted that the workload is quite heavy... Particularly since the course is offered in the Summer sem, of which you must be able to manage your time wisely. There are several journals and site visits arranged in the course schedule. The workload is quite a great deal particularly at the end of the semester. There is only a very short time interval between the assignments so you must work quite hard successively. Attendance is not really important for the grading though. Nevertheless, class participation such as answering questions may help you to gain a good impression.

Grading: Someone say that the tutor is a killer but I can hardly agree with this. In fact, you must pay attention to the comments of which the tutor makes and modify your assignments accordingly. If you simply cross your arms and do nothing after consultation then it is virtually impossible for you to get a good grade. At least the tutor will not have a good impression on you.

Site visit: It is quite important for you to concentrate during the site visits. Moreover, if you choose a place to describe in your assignments, then you shall actually visit that place or at least find some information beforehand on the internet. If you chooses a place of which you are unfamiliar with, then it is not really possible for you to generate a decent and innovative piece of work.

Journals & Presentation: Again you have to do deep and thorough research before doing it. You must be capable of raising some really good (and even inspiring) points in your journals and presentation by applying the theories of which you are taught of. You have to make sure that your work is concrete and informative in nature, instead of being pointless or too abstract.

Exam: MC + Several long questions. I must confess that the exam is quite long and difficult and you have to write lots of things. However, you are not asked to invent something new instantly. Indeed it is sufficient that you replicate some of the works that you written in the previous assignments. So it's not really a nightmare in general. There are of course some parts of which you must recite something. But even if you fail to memorize the stuffs, you may still get a good grade so long you perform well in the other parts of the exam. The MCs are pretty easy so focusing on the LQs is sufficient.

2017/18 Summer


This course is.... flaw. Architecture is an abstract thing and ok,,, i learnt something,,but the exam is totally ridiculous. you are required to answer who is the architect of the buildings and what is the name of the architecture. Who the fuck cares about this if you do not study architecture?!
Overall, it doesn't derseve you to take this course if you want to get a good grade (for non-architecture/BSE/CIVIL/Structural major students).

2015/16 Summer


This course is about studying STARchitects' work which taught by the architecture major leader. The course only requires a case study of a designated architect, a mid-term quiz and a group project on evaluating several architects to be awarded the "Pritzker Laureates Award". The whole course is open-ended even the quiz, so don't worry if you have no architectural experience. The tutor will assign groups for all students which include architecture students to be fair. Interesting course and the grades are good.

2013/14 Sem A


1 individual assignment,
1 group project,
1 take home quiz,
1 reflective journal.

Stefan is a real architect, and he's nice and easygoing.
Attendance is not so important actually, but you should prepare your presentation well.

Besides, the program includes:
1) a few building visits to CMC, POLYU etc.
2) a few seminars by famous architectural firm e.g. OMA, Foster & Partner
Its a good choice for students that love architecture studies.

The group project is very easy, just a combination of your gpmates' individual assignments.

2012/13 Sem B



1. 一個group project
5人一組, present 10分鐘, 都幾easy, google搵到晒資料, 唔洗睇ref book
sem頭已經given topic, 所以可以好早start, professor每堂都會有時間比你discuss 下個project點做, 不過main point係你d group mate 要返學, 我果陣d group mate走晒堂, 得返我一個, 所以冇得discuss

2. 一個individual poster design
叫你揀一個地方, 之後做個poster design, 好容易

3. 一個final exam
exam係take home, 所以可以慢慢做, 不過professor好似好遲先放d題目, 第2日要你交, 所以做得好趕, exam format係3條essay, 冇word limit, essay topic好似仲有得揀

lecture可以全走, ppt 可以不印, 因為全部都係圖, 冇文字, 印黎都冇用
上堂老師都幾hea, 會早放
有時有guest talk

呢科好多exchange讀, 可能architecture個名吸引, 我果陣同兩個asso人, 一個exchange student一組group project, 個exchange冇做過野, present前一日仲去泰國旅行未返, asso果兩個人就唔係幾出聲, 但都有做野既 @@