L | Building Types and Designs I

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The lecture cycle of the first semester provides a chronological overview of the periods of architectural history from Greek antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.

The lectures thereby use a predominantly typological approach, i.e. they present the most important building types of an era in exemplary fashion, explain their conditions of origin and their historical purpose, and examine their architectural form according to ideal types and regional variations. Moreover, the presentation of the various examples will also serve to introduce and explain the most important items of architectural terminology.

The module finishes in the second semester with the written examination "Cultural and Historical Basics I" together with the Chair of Art History and the Chair of Architectural Theory.

For the lecture series a transcript is available.



Cultural and Historical Basics I
B.Sc. | 1st Semester


Mondays, 10:15am to 11:30am, Grüner Hörsaal Audimax 1420|001

October 7, 2019 | Introduction
October 14, 2019 | Ancient Temples
October 21, 2019 | Classical Orders
October 28, 2019 | Ancient Residential Buildings
November 4, 2019 | Roman Thermae
November 11, 2019 | Ancient Theaters
November 18, 2019 | Early Christian Basilicas
November 25, 2019 | White Week – No Lecture
December 2, 2019 | Carolingian Palaces and Palace Churches
December 9, 2019 | Early Romanesque Churches
December 16, 2019 | High Romanesque Churches
December 23, 2019 | Christmas Holidays – No Lecture
December 30, 2019 | Christmas Holidays – No Lecture
January 6, 2020 | Gothic Churches I
January 13, 2020 | Gothic Churches II
January 20, 2020 | Medieval Monasteries
January 27, 2020 | Secular Building Types of the Middle Ages


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Naujokat
Sara Dolls M.A.
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Glitsch
Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Verena Hake
Carsten Hensgens, M. Sc.
​Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler
Dr. des. Andreas Waschbüsch