History of Art, Architecture and Urban design 2


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ilze_paklone.jpgILZE PAKLONE (LV/JP) architect, lecturer of the Architecture history and supervisor at the Architectural Design Studio IV

Ilze Paklone holds Doctoral Degree in Architecture from Riga Technical University completed in 2015 with the thesis Visual representation in spatial planning in Latvia. From 2011 until 2015 supported by the Japanese Government Scholarship program Monbukagakusho she had been doctoral and research student at The University of Tokyo Urban Design and Conservation Laboratory focusing on the legal framework, theoretical and practical approaches to urban planning in Japan. Her field of expertise in architecture and spatial planning includes such competencies as 1) extensive experience in design and technical projects within international teams 2) teaching and research at university level 3) publications for architects and wider audiences on contemporary architecture 4) graphic design with particular emphasis on visualizations for urban design. 

Ilze has gained the teaching experience starting from 2010 at the Riga Technical University, Latvia and Keio University, Japan, where she was a guest researcher-assistant for the project Measuring the Non-Measurable. Her work experience in the architecture started already in 2002. Ilze is the co-founder of STUDIO WASABI (JP) and has worked in such offices as Wiel Arets Architects (NL), NRJA and Armands Bisenieks Arhitekti (both LV). Ilze has collaborated with RAFAEL A. BALBOA on publications for Italian magazine DOMUS and has a wide range of other publications in conference proceedings, graphic contributions for various publications, numerous presentations in the conferences and research activities.


The introductory course in the history of architecture outlines the contextual framework of culture, built environment and architectural design throughout the historical development of the architectural discipline, stressing out the perspective of urbanism. The course “History of Art, Architecture and Urban design II” is focused on architecture in Early Middle Ages, Romanesque and Gothic periods in Western European countries – Italy, France, Spain, Germany (and Netherlands, Belgium) and Great Britain.

The course provides an overview of building types, plan and section typologies, constructive and formal elements, architectural styles, as well as the development of urban forms. The course is also aimed to develop fundamental vocabulary related to the discipline, critical and analytical tools to examine built environment in relation to its context. The course is structured through series of lectures, discussions, seminars, written assignments, sketches and a final exam.


During lectures, students are introduced to the major historical monuments of the European medieval architecture through:
•    their relation to cultural context;
•    analysis of architectural forms;
•    construction methods;
•    their relevance in contemporary culture.


Students obtain the formal understanding of various styles, media, and methods of artistic and architectural production of the Romanesque and Gothic periods. After completing the course students gain a contextual understanding of the Romanesque and Gothic art, architecture and culture.

Study environment

The studies are held at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6.


RISEBA Lifelong Learning Centre

Phone: +371 67617698
Mobile.: +371 25620068
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RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6
4 Durbes Street, Riga

You can reach Architecture and Media Centre by buses No 3 or 13 (direction Bolderaja) getting off at “Klinģeru iela” bus stop. Then you’ll have to walk back from the stop and turn left on the first street. Keep on walking along the street (passing by “Salmo” store) till you reach the furthest corner of RISEBA – turn left and you’ll find yourself in a small courtyard and see the entrance.

The map below shows the route to H2O 6 parking lot and entrance to the building if you are driving in the direction of Bolderaja.


RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6

Address: 4 Durbes Street, Riga, LV-1007
Telephone: + 371 29349122
E-mail: [email protected]
Skype: riseba_udens

Working time: 
Monday - Friday: 08:00 to 20:00 
Saturday: 9:00 to 15:00 
Sunday: closed


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