M4: Architects Revisited

M FOUR: ARCHITECTS REVISITED

M FOUR: ARCHITECTS REVISITED

The second module will revisit different theory of topoi architectural theory. The students will work out conceptual schemas, which will allow them to compare different positions of architectural theory. They will proceed by case studies for example on Palladio’s approaches to spatial grammar and syntax, on the cosmic scope of French Revolutionary Architecture, on Durant’s... Read More

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M4: FINAL PRESENTATION

M4: FINAL PRESENTATION

As a final task, we presented our individual works on the chosen architectural theory. Some of the approaches were analyzed and re-formulated in hipotetical scenarios, like Adolf Loos on Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Bernard Tschmumi on FourSquare or Daniel Libeskind on The Matrix. At the same time, there was some emphasis on analyzing the role of technology for this architectural... Read More

M4: Week 3. REVIEWING STUDENTS’ WORK

M4: Week 3. REVIEWING STUDENTS’ WORK

During this week we have kept the readings and discussions about our chosen architects, we have come into a point in wich we have to start building the line of argumentation of our research. For most of the students, the goal is to have a elocuent short video of our investigation. This final excercise for this module will be presented at the end of the week. Also, we had one 鈥榠nput鈥... Read More

M4: Visit to the library Werner Oechslin

M4: Visit to the library Werner Oechslin

The students of the MAS had the opportunity to visit the Werner Oechslin library in Einsiedeln. They were received by the Dr. Oechslin who gave a spontaneous lecture. One of the topics of聽 discussions was the importance of lenguages such as Latin and Greek to have access to the knowledge contained on those books. This is an abstract of the history of the library: The beginnings... Read More

M4: Week 2. Reviewing students’ work

M4: Week 2. Reviewing students’ work

During this week we were introduced to a comparatistic way of engaging with architectural history and theory. We analyzed what emphasis have been put where in different theoretic edifices, and what kind of schemes and concepts they have proposed as mediating between these dimensions. Also, we had two ‘input’ lectures for our analysis, one from Klaus Wassermann on Formalization... Read More

M4: Formalization & Creativity

M4: Formalization & Creativity

Modules and Figures beyond the Expectable. The hypothesis that Klaus Wassermann is trying to strengthen in his lecture is that formalization resembles language in that we can not have the slightest thought or even any mental operation without formalization. And it is even the other way round, in that any mental operation invokes a formalizing step. Klaus Wasserman argues that “…we... Read More

19.01.2011 / Werner Oechslin (Video)

19.01.2011 / Werner Oechslin (Video)

Werner Oechslin, Household of Things. Presentation at II Methalithicum Klausur, Einsiedeln Werner Oechslin studied art history, archeology, philosophy and mathematics in Zurich and Rome. From 1971 to 1974 he was assistant at the University of Zurich. Then, in 1975 and 1978 he taught at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. and in 1979 at the RISD in Providence. After a short period at the FU... Read More

24.01.2011 / Dr. Keith Lilley

24.01.2011 / Dr. Keith Lilley

24.01.2011, 10:00: Dr. Keith Lilley @ CAAD, HPZ F Cities of tomorrow? Geometrical forms and their cultural symbolism. Queens University Belfast, Ireland. Dr. Keith Lilley joined the School of Geography at Queen’s in 1999 as lecturer in human geography. He began his academic career at the University of Birmingham, gaining a PhD in 1995. Dr. Lilley was awarded a British Academy... Read More

M4: Week 1. Reviewing students’ work

M4: Week 1. Reviewing students’ work

During this first week, based on documents, papers and manifestos, we all presented the architect of our preference to work on. From Adolf Loos to Cecil Balmond, this week goal was to analyse and find key concepts and anchor-points. A series of questions from our perspective had to be made in order to understand their theory and start constructing our own attitude. _ Find students’... Read More

M4: Cornerstones of Architectural Problem-Thinking

M4: Cornerstones of Architectural Problem-Thinking

http://www.vimeo.com/19092107 In this lecture, Prof. Hovestadt exposes the cornerstones of architectural problem-thinking by analyzing the Catalogue as organized knowledge, the Matter and the Structure. This lines of argumentation will engage us to to think of actual architecture not as a continuos but as a discontinuos line, like the elements that abound in our times. Through this... Read More