New Brutalism, etc.

Lecture History and Theory of Architecture VIII (063-0802-01)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Stalder
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder
Time: Fridays, 8:50 - 9:35
Location: HIL E 4


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. If the theme of performance is generally traced back to the radical projects of the 1950s and 1960s, the lecture aims to challenge this notion and present the aforementioned projects as retroactive manifestos of much profound change in architecture and urbanism.

Programme: Literature 
Examination notes 

1. About «Frigidaires»
2. Environment: Slides 
2. Environment: Literature 
3. Images: Slides 
3. Images: Literature 
4. Glas: Slides 
4. Glas: Literature 
5. Interiors: Slides 
5. Interiors: Literature 
6. Arrows: Slides 
6. Arrows: Literature 
7. Monument: Slides 
7. Monument: Literature 
8. Roundabout: Slides 
8. Roundabout: Literature 
9. Car: Slides 
9. Car: Literature 
10. Accident: Slides 
10. Accident: Literature 


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