Organizer: Titular Professor's Chair Moravánszky
Lecturers : A. Moravanszky
Time : Fridays, 10:00 – 11.45
Location : HIL E4
The lecture series of architecture theory is continued with a comparison of different approaches to define architecture and to discuss its boundaries and limitations. Nature and technology as imaginary utopias or the myth of timeless way of building versus the edifice as autonomous work of art will be opposed with each other. The complexity of terms like meaning in an architectural context will be demonstrated with case studies of contemporary architecture. In addition to the aesthetics of the building there are the ecological aesthetics of everyday and nature. Theory aims at the goal to make these realms transparent and describable. Finally we will discuss the question, in as much architectural design as a process of reflection and projection incorporates already an utopian dimension.