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Learning from Modernity

Introduction into the history and theory of architecture, the city, landscape and arts from the beginning of modernity to the present using the example of ideas, processes and projects that came into operation globally and locally with the development and transformation of modernism. Central topics and works are introduced and discussed with regard to the complex historical and transdisciplinary coherences as well as their relevance for contemporary practices of architecture. Based on comprehensive and thematically structured lectures, tutorials focus on and develop further specific aspects through readings and case studies.

Lecture, Seminar and Tutorial

 

Design Methodology

Ways of shaping architecture will be presented by using examples from the history and the present of architecture, landscape and the city. Thematically structured lectures focus on cultural significance and fields of application of design paradigms as well as on specific procedures and patterns of thought. By linking ideas, design components and case studies practices enlarge upon and discuss methods in regard to its viability, transferability, and its cultural range.

Lecture, Seminar and Tutorial

 

Architectural Concepts and Media

Brief introductions focus on the relationship of conception and communication of architecture and planning ranging from theoretical definitions to practical interpretations and applications. The course gives insight into meaning, impact and range of various forms of conception and presentation of architecture in the context of different fields of activity. Interpretation and presentation of selected examples train practice-related rhetoric and communication skills.

Seminar

16/17   Reporting from ...
15/16   All the World's Futures
14/15   Fundamentals
13/14   Le Corbusier Reloaded
12/13   Common Ground
11/12   Mies Reloaded    
11        Medien:Hafen Düsseldorf
10/11   People Meet in Architecture

 

Design & Aesthetics (Theory + Practice)

The course examines and compares different approaches to design and the use of design parameters in terms of their complexity and impact, and in the context of architecture, urban and landscape design, and art. Comprehensive aspects relating to both perception and qualitative design will be studied and discussed in a broader cultural context, deepening and expanding knowledge by comparing works and ideas.

Seminar

16/17   Site-Specific
15/16   Dwelling Differently
15        The Things Surrounding Me
14/15   Palimpsests
13/14   Material /// Aesthetics
13        Urban Architecture: Copenhagen
12/13   Atmospheres
12        Urban Architecture: Zurich
11        Genius Loci
10/11   Settlements