We offer four Building Construction seminars for students of architecture. They are taught integratively, i.e. associated with “Architectural Design”. After the lecture part students deepen their knowledge by applying their acquirements to their own studio project.
The Seminar addresses issues of sustainable building with a focus on concepts of circular economy / circular design.
The demand for reuse can also be understood as an advantage and potential for design experimentation.
The field of circularity comprises two areas, one is concerned with (re)using what’s already there, the other with the planning of new structures designed to adapt to change.
„Raum & Konstruktion“ and „Plandarstellung“ are primarily intended for students of Industrial Design. We strongly recommend combining them, because the small architectural objects which are designed in two full-day workshops of „Raum & Konstruktion“ are the basis for the exercise part of „Plandarstellung“. „Raum & Konstruktion“ is also recommended for students of architecture who want to brush up basic technical knowledge.
Design topic 2012/2013: Biwakschachtel
Design topic 2013/2014: Parasitäre Architektur
Design topic 2014/2015: BaumRaum / tree house
Design topic 2015/2016: Liebeslaube / love nest
Design topic 2016/2017: wandelbares Microhaus / convertible micro house
Design topic 2018/2019: +Raum / +space
Design topic 2019/2020: Mountain lookout
Design topic 2020/2021: A space that arouses emotions
The colloquium comprises various teaching formats, from individual consultations and desk crits to joint reflections on working methods, research topics and project content. Individual supervision serves to provide support and practical assistance for doctoral students (PhD candidates) as well as for those architecture students who want to deal more intensively with questions of building construction in their master thesis. Joint presentations and discussions between all participants enable reflection on methods, an exchange on cross-project issues and the discussion of work progress. Registration is required. Appointments by arrangement.
Topic of the academic year 2020/21:
Water for survival, water for the senses.
For thousands of years, people have been opening up the most diverse regions as living spaces, both by adapting their way of life to the geographical conditions and by redesigning the local environment according to their needs. Water management plays a central role in this. On the one hand, the transformation of landscapes through water infrastructures serves the cultivation of territories, on the other hand, the aesthetic quality of water has always been used to express symbolic meanings, to delight the senses, to give pleasure to people. Its fascination lies in the change of its aggregate states, in the variety of its manifestations, in the horror of lack or overabundance, in other words in its multiformity and ambivalence. Water is both a basic substance of life and a significant material for art.
The topic of the winter semester is a cultural history of landscape transformation through water management and the use of water as an artistic medium in landscape design up to the 20th century. In the summer semester, we will deal with current developments.
History and Theory of Landscapes is open to students of all disciplines.
Consultation Hours / Sprechstunden
need to be arranged individually (please contact us via e-mail)