History of art, arhitecture and urban design 3


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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 legal framework, theoretical and practical approaches to urban planning in Japan. Her field of expertise in architecture and spatial planning includes such competences as 1) extensive experience in design and technical projects within international teams 2) teaching and researching 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 aim of the course is to read critically the works of historians and gain some insight into why history is written the way it is, and to provide students with conceptual frameworks with which to interpret architecture and to encourage the development of an analytical attitude toward the historic built environment.
The program covers the history of the urban environment – its form, meaning, function and representation – from 19th Century till contemporary world, addressing the cultural/economical/natural factors, settlement patterns, structure, elements, typologies, design, planning and theories of urban form.


The aim of the course is to introduce students with the range of issues, works, themes and masters of the history of art, architecture and urban design and to provide students with conceptual framework on how to interpret architecture. The analytical attitude towards the architecture examples and built environment is encouraged in the course. The program covers the history of the urban environment from 19th century until period of contemporary architecture, addressing the cultural, economical and natural factors, settlement patterns, structure, elements, typologies, design, planning and theories of urban form. The historical periods covered in the course are as follows: 19th century architecture: historicism, industrial architecture; Architecture of the early 20th century: Art Nouveau, National romanticism, Neoclassicism, Early 20th century rationalism; Modern Architecture: Art Deco, Functionalism, Expressionism; Postmodern Architecture;  Deconstructive Architecture.


After completing the course student can recognize and describe the different architecture examples and diverse cultures, analyse the examples of architecture and art, express and defend one’s opinion and is able to work out an independent research of a particular problem of the history of architecture and art by choosing corresponding research tools.  

Study environment

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


RISEBA Lifelong Learning Centre

Phone: +371 67617698
Mobile.: +371 25620068
E-mail: [email protected]


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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