Theorie der Architektur und Entwerfen

Architectural and Urban Theory

What is architectural theory? It can be understood as a discipline of the humanities. As a history of ideas, it deals with context, content, theses, positions and the socio-cultural implications of architecture. The relevance of architectural theory lies in offering a basis for understanding planning, design and construction as activities that reflect social responsibility. It enables architects to inquire on current challenges in architecture and urban design in an analytical way and answer related questions in a reflective manner according to scientific standards.

Students develop seminar-based results in form of text and illustrations that encourage them to develop individual viewpoints. The ability to transfer results provides a connection between topics of teaching and practice as well as the Department’s interdisciplinary research projects. Architecture can be understood as societal and cultural value that is oriented on requirements of design, aesthetics and ethics. Architectural theory deals with these aspects in an interdisciplinary way according to perspectives of social sciences and cultural studies. The Department offers a corresponding field of studies. The theoretical basis that is conveyed within the lectures of the Bachelor Program are advanced according to different topical foci within the Master Program that are directly related to contemporary issues and debates of architectural design. The most important tools are observation, comparison and evaluation of positions in architectural theory. For individual orientation, teaching subjects are provided according to required categories and goal-oriented perspectives.

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Space in Architecture and the City IV

Method: translation of a concept of architectural theory into a model Duration: Sommersemester 2018 Critics: Prof. Florian Fischer, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Honka Semester: Master mehr

Positionen VII

Method: fictitious correspondence between two architects of architectural theory Duration: winter semester 2017/2018 Critics: Prof. Carola Dietrich, Peter Popp, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Architecture and Power

Method: Documentations, analysis and essays about german architects and their buildings before, during and after National Socialism Duration: winter semester 2017/2018 Critics: Prof. Dr. Hélène Frichot, Katinka Strassberger, Bernd Noack, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Space in Architecture and the City III

Method: translation of a concept of architectural theory into a model Duration: summer semester 2017 Critics: Prof. Carola Dietrich, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Honka Semester: Master mehr

Positions VI

Method: individual statement on basic questions of architectural theory via text and image Duration: winter semester 2016/2017 Critics: Prof. Ingrid Burgsteller, Prof. Gunnar Tausch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Space in Architecture and the City II

Method: translation of a concept of architectural theory into a model Duration: summer semester 2016 Critics: Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer mehr

Space in Architecture and the City

Method: translation of a concept of architectural theory into a model Duration: summer semester 2016 Critics: Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer Semester: Master mehr

Positions V

Method: individual statement on basic questions of architectural theory via text and image Duration: winter semester 2015/2016 Critics: Nadin Heinich, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Prof. Gunnar Tausch, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Where Power Resides

Method: research on seats of power and their architectural psychology via text, image and audio recording Duration: winter semester 2015/2016 Critics: Julia Hinderink, Katinka Strassberger, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Bernd Noak, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr

Space in Architecture and the City

Method: translation of a concept of architectural theory into a model Duration: summer semester 2015 Critics: Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Master mehr