Around 1950: New Brutalism, etc.

Lecture History and Theory of Architecture VIII (063-0802-01)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Stalder
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder
Time: Thursday, 10.45-11.30

Taking the English avant-garde as an example, the lecture examines the deep transformations in architecture during the post-war period. The focus of the course lies in the question of performance in architecture, from constructive questions (e.g. theory of plasticity), physical properties (e.g. transparency), infrastructural changes (e.g. movement), to spatial challenges (e.g. patterns of organisation ) and their aesthetic consequences for people, architecture, and the environment. The goal of the lecture is to use recent architectural history to shed light on different concepts still relevant for contemporary architecture today.

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Programme: Literature 
1. Environment: Slides 
1. Environment: Literature