Theorie der Architektur und Entwerfen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Method: Elaboration of an essay and documentation of a building by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Time: winter semester 2020/21 Critics: Prof. Carola Dietrich, Jennifer Raum, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. mehr

Building Analysis

Method: building analysis Time: winter term 2020/21 Critics: Jennifer Raum, Anja Davé, Prof. Carola Dietrich, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch mehr

Positions X

Method: fictitious correspondence between two architects of architectural theory Time: winter semester 2020/2021 mehr


Megastructures reloaded

Method: The preservation of access to contemporary theoretical concepts, frameworks and tendencies and the engagement with a critique-related discourse Duration: summer semester 2019 Critics: Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Master 1 mehr

Culture buildings III

Method: building analysis and short film Duration: summer semester 2017 Critics:  Prof. Carola Dietrich, Jennifer Botzki, Martin Andrée, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

Domusweb book review: The Public Private House

A contribution by George Kafka: The Public Private House is an intensive and densely architectural book with very few architects. Instead of being the main character of an intriguing and perplexing protagonist that snakes its way through the city of Athens like a Sophoclean tragic hero, is the polykatoikia. Athens wants to instantly recognize polykatoikies as the defining typology of the city's urban landscape - more than any acropolis or other feature of the attican built environment. mehr


Duration: winter semester 2018/19 Critics: Prof. Nadja Letzel, Prof. Niels Jonkhans, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch, Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman Semester: Master 1 mehr


Method: Derivation of a spatial constellation from literary narration in the form of selected short stories and narratives of world literature Duration: winter semester 2018/19 Critics: Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Guest critics: Dr. Hélène Frichot, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Nadja Letzel, Prof. Niels Jonkhans Semester: Master 1 mehr

Een Goed Boek - a good book

Every year Arnhem produces special books that are characterized by design, photography, printing or content. OPA, Plaatsmaken and the architecture center CASA are organizing the evening "Een Goed Book" again. No fewer than eleven publications published last year will be presented by the creators during the evening. After the program on stage, there is a cozy drink with signature sessions and book sales. Also useful if you are looking for a good Christmas present. In short: As a true book lover, you must not miss this evening! mehr

"Den Wandel gestalten" - conversion & convention

This event of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects deals with questions of conversion and convention. The changes in the social, cultural and structural environment and the associated responsibilities are to be illuminated. Relatively long were compensated, fell in the last few years in shaky. Newly won freedoms become obsolete with the loss of familiar structures and security. Global crises lead to local visible and tangible consequences. Fears of the future and a longing for reliably endangered communities, nationalistic tendencies grow or break. In addition one sets itself a rapid change of the working world. From an industrial becomes a digitized service company. The consequences are quite similar to those of the 20th century. The demand for housing in metropolitan areas is increasing, while rural areas are bleeding to death. mehr

Craftsmanship vs. craftiness: The Greek polykatoikia as "adequate" architecture

Traditional craftsmanship and modern mass production span a field of tension that is also reflected in the built environment. We discuss the polykatoikia as an example of how the dualism of architectural „crafsmannship“ and „craftiness“ result in a mass product with the potential for sustained adaptability in and of the Greek city.  mehr

THE PUBLIC PRIVATE HOUSE - Modern Athens and its Polykatoikia

THE PUBLIC PRIVATE HOUSE – Modern Athens and its Polykatoikia Throughout the twentieth century, the ancient city of Athens underwent a massive transformation into simple sets of apartment blocks, or polykatoikia. Today, these multifamily residential units define the city’s landscape from center to periphery and house a majority of Greece’s population. mehr

Housing V

Method: building analysis and model Duration: winter semester 2018/2019 Critics:  Anja Davé, Prof. Carola Dietrich, Markus Honka, Gunther Schmidt, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. mehr

Positions VIII

Method: fictitious correspondence between two architects of architectural theory Duration: winter semester 2018/2019 Critics: Peter Popp, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Architecture and Power II

Method: Documentations, analysis and essays about german architects and their buildings before, during and after National Socialism Duration: winter semester 2018/2019 Critics: Markus Honka, Bernd Noack, Dr. Alexander Schmitt, Katinka Strassberger, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr