Theorie der Architektur und Entwerfen

Building Science

Building science establishes a direct connection between architectural theory and architectural history on the one hand and architectural design on the other. It deals with examples of functional zoning, residential layouts or types of access. Students receive basic knowledge on the elements of exterior and interior building organization. Lectures introduce typologies for residential, cultural or infrastructural buildings. They are discussed and evaluated according to principles and elements that contribute to the creation, organization and design of spaces. A terminology based on professional standards is communicated and serves to methodologically create building documentations. The acquired knowledge contributes to students’ design projects. This corresponds to a holistic understanding of architecture that refers to interactions between city and landscape on the one hand and public, open and private spaces on the other. Current debates within the field of architecture receive attention.

Students are required to research buildings in-depth. Possible methods include site visit and gathering data to establish an individual research base. This serves to analyze the data, formulate individual research questions, and draw related conclusions. Instrumental knowledge and intellectual motivations lead to gaining a better understanding of the built environment and create the ability to identify and comprehend spatial organization. Instrument- and idea-based aspects can, thus, be integrated within rational and analytical observation.

Students develop a theory-based tool-box for dealing with complex design tasks. Core to this is establishing a systematic understanding of typology and refining an architectural sense of perception. Creative design projects are enriched by the combination of rational factors of building (systems, flexibility, efficiency) with emotional factors.

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Culture buildings

Method: Gebäudeanalyse und Kurzfilm Duration: Sommersemester 2017 Critics: Martin Andree, Prof. Carola Dietrich, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

Housing IV

Method: building analysis and model Duration: winter semester 2017/2018 Critics: Prof. Carola Dietrich, Markus Honka, Gunther Schmidt, Mathieu Wellner, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 3   mehr

School buildings

Method: building analysis and short film Duration: summer semester 2017 Critics: Martin Andree, Prof. Carola Dietrich, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

Housing III

Method: building analysis and model Duration: winter semester 2016/2017 Critics: Matthias Both, Pedro Ferreira, Markus Honka, Prof. Carola Dietrich, Prof. Gunnar Tausch Semester: Bachelor 3   mehr

Refugee Architecture

Method: Research on housing situations by use of interviews and graphic illustration of gathered data. Duration: winter semester 2016/2017 Critics: Nicola Borgmann, Bernd Noack, Katinka Strassberger, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer Semester: bachelor 5 mehr

Sacred Buildings

Method: building analysis and short film Duration: summer semester 2016 Critics: Martin Andree, Markus Kuntscher, Michalis Langenfass, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Prof. Gunnar Tausch Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

Cultural and Sacred Buildings II

Method: building analysis and short film Duration: summer semester 2016 Critics: Martin Andree, Michalis Langenfass, Markus Kuntscher, Prof. Gunnar Tausch, Dr.-Ing. Mark Kammerbauer Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

Housing II

Method: building analysis and model Duration: winter semester 2015/2016 Critics: Markus Honka, Markus Kuntscher, Michalis Langenfass, Prof. Gunnar Tausch, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 3 mehr

Cultural and Sacred Buildings

Method: building analysis and short film Duration: summer semester 2015 Critics: Kerstin Weiß, Martin Andree, Michalis Langenfass, Prof. Gunnar Tausch, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 4 mehr

National-Socialist Buildings Then and Now

Method: building analysis and model Duration: winter semester 2014/2015 Critics: Katinka Strassberger, Niels Beintker, Markus Honka, Dr. Mark Kammerbauer, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Semester: Bachelor 5 mehr