825031 Advanced Studies Urban Design

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 06.02.2014 Place course on memo list
Advanced Studies Urban Design
SE 2

Ledoux and the origin of the modern city

The seminar will examine the idea of an autonomous architecture on the basis of Emil Kaufmann’s Book Von Ledoux bis Le Corbuiser-Ursprung und Entwickelung der Autonomen Architektur. The Seminar will redraw several of Ledoux’s houses and define its relationship to the ground. While Ledoux has developed the idea of a freestanding building that defines the modern city, the question the seminar wants to answer is how this building produces public spaces within the building itself.


The seminar will use formal analyses as its method to study the buildings. The analyses will be presented by drawing and model in scale 1.200

Continuous assessment (based on regular written and/or oral contribution by participants).

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations"

Von Ledoux bis Le Corbusier-Ursprung und Entwicklung der autonomen Architektur

not applicable

The seminar is preferred for students that develop their Bachelor project within the institute of urban design  


Week 1: phase 1 introduction lecture

week 2: phase 1

week 3: phase 1

week 4: phase 1

week 5: phase 2

week 6: phase 2

week 7: phase 2

week 8: phase 2

week 9: phase 2

week 10: phase 3

week 11: phase 3

week 12: phase 3

week 13: phase 3

week 14: final presentation

to be announced
Dienstag, 1.10., Institut