825151 SE Urban Design and Disciplinarity

summer semester 2022 | Last update: 06.03.2022 Place course on memo list
SE Urban Design and Disciplinarity
SE 3
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The students acquire individual but broadly diversified knowledge and skills in various fields of architecture. They develop a strategic understanding for the integration of technical knowledge into the conception, planning, implementation and teaching of architecture.

The notion of “object” has been largely debated by architects and architectural theorists in recent years. It is regularly mentioned by avant-gardist designers and students, particularly concerning the emerging philosophical stream known as Object-Oriented Ontology.
This seminar contributes to this discussion by tracing back the impact of “object’s” philosophical reflections in architectural practising during the last 100 years. It locates this relation in the work of 12 relevant architects that have explicitly used the term “object” in his architectural discourse. While in some cases this utilisation is the result of importing and re-interpreting a specific “object”’s concept from other disciplines such as Philosophy, Psychology or Art, in other cases is the architect himself who proposes it. This book articulates this relation by associating each architect’s practice with a key philosophical text in which a relevant thinker exposes a specific “object”’s approach.
Object’s relation to architecture in the last 100 years is not only relevant as a source of new insights to understand and underpin current architectural discourses but serves as well as an illustration of the benefits, risks and challenges of transdisciplinary transfers. This book shows that philosophical concepts are helpful tools to approach architecture in a novel and fruitful way, and they will certainly enhance the architect’s critical skills when designing and thinking about architecture.

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

Will be discussed in the first lesson.

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