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Teaching

a_ku offers lectures, seminars and tutorials to bachelor students providing knowledge on history and theory of ar­chitecture and design. Different topics each semester relate to four general topics: Wingspans of Modernity,  Design Methodology,  Architectural Concepts and Media, Design and Aesthetics 

Graduate students wishing to pursue their own research and projective studies, to enhance scientific skills and gain new insights are provided with support to their individual master's theses and are offered advanced courses relating to three general topics:  Theory of Contemporary Architecture,  Design Theories,  Urban Architecture,  Reflexive Design,  On Tour
 


 
Winter 22 / 23
 

Wingspans of Modernity winter 22 / 23 Wingspans of Modernity winter 22 / 23 Wingspans of Modernity winter 22 / 23

Wingspans of 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, exercise  |  B.Sc. architecture  |  Mondays 15-18h  |  Start: Mon 10.10.2022, 15:00  |  B049, C114, C007, B053
 

Form Matters seminar winter 22 / 23 Form Matters seminar winter 22 / 23 Form Matters seminar winter 22 / 23

Seminar: Form Matters

The notion of 'form' is rich in meaning and refers, among other things, to the external shape, but also to structures or arrangements of elements. In architecture, form can combine the physical shape with the production of meaning. By means of selected contemporary architectural positions, different attitudes towards form are examined in order to question not only physical properties and qualities of architecture and urban space, but also innovative concepts and future-oriented values in relation to form. The ability to recognize fields of possibility as well as to expand and apply knowledge and competencies on conceptual forms of action and medial ways of mediation to new situations will be trained, and insights into the meaning, impact and scope of different forms of conception and presentation of architecture in the context of various professional areas of activity will be made possible. The analysis and own presentation of the examples develop practice-relevant argumentative and communicative skills.

Seminar  |  B.Sc. architecture  |  Wednesdays 9-12:00  |  block seminar 09.-10.11.2022  |  Start: Wed 12.10.2022, 9:00  |  B063
 

Experiencing place workshop Thinking Architecture winter 22 / 23 Experiencing place workshop Thinking Architecture winter 22 / 23 Experiencing place workshop Thinking Architecture winter 22 / 23

Thinking Architecture: Experiencing Place

Places and locations are experienced as an integral part of architectural and landscape architecture practices, as well as in everyday life. However, in the interplay with the experiences of many places lie more deeply rooted and often overlooked potentials in architecture and landscape architecture. Addressing, interrogating, and developing these design preceding and inherent attentions to place as basic attitudes and their influences on architecture and landscape architecture is a goal of the course. In the exchange of different perspectives on connections between stances, worldviews and designs, horizons can be broadened and strategies can be discussed. In the one-week workshop of the Winter Academy, the opportunity is given to think about options with which alternative developments and positions can be generated and strengthened in architecture and landscape architecture. Through reading, reflection and discussion, analytical and methodological competencies as well as argumentation skills are fostered.

Workshop  |  M.Sc.+B.Sc. architecture and urban design, M.Sc.+B.Sc. landscape architecture  |  Tuesdays 18.10., 15.11., 06.12.2022, 17.01.2023, 12-15:00  |  workshop 30.01.-03.02.2023, 9-18:00  |  Start: Tue 18.10.2022, 12:00
 

Architecture and film seminar winter 22 / 23 Architecture and film seminar winter 22 / 23 Architecture and film seminar winter 22 / 23

Architecture and Film

In film, space and architecture are fictionally imagined or visualized in a variety of ways. "Realities" emerge, become re-told or re-presented. Through image, movement, time and sound, impressions of space are generated, which in turn can shape and form cinematic narratives as well as create atmospheres and tensions. The seminar explores these possibilities. Filmic spatial situations, moments of movement and spectrums of meaning will be analyzed, and the basics of film production and reception will be introduced and questioned on the basis of selected filmic examples. And, finally, what views do these observations open up for architecture? The specific aspects dealt with in the seminar strengthen knowledge of media and architectural theory and can also be embedded in current cultural developments. Practice-relevant competencies as well as transdisciplinary knowledge will be expanded.

Seminar  | M.Sc. architecture and urban design + landscape architecture  |  Mondays 18-20:00  |  Start: Mon 17.10.2022, 18:00  |  B063
 

On Tour short project winter 22 / 23 On Tour short project winter 22 / 23 On Tour short project winter 22 / 23

On tour

The free project offers students the opportunity to reflect on and further explore newly acquired architectural knowledge, questions or methods on the basis of a freely chosen topic. The output should point out special features and potentials of the topic for the architectural design and development of our environment. The process of experience and reflection is documented in writing and/or across media in a scientific-systematic form. Thematic structuring, structure and development paths are individually supervised. The project work can be used to develop a deeper understanding of the conception, implementation, argumentation and communication of architectural designs, exhibition projects or written and media research work.

Free short project  |  M.Sc. architecture and urban design  |  Tuesdays, biweekly, 13–17:00  |  Start: Tue 18.10.2022, 13:00  |  B063