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
Part architectural history 1a

B.Sc. | 1st Semester


Mondays, 10:30am to 12noon, via Moodle or Zoom

November 2nd, 2020 | Introduction
November 9, 2020 | Ancient Temples
November 16, 2020 | Classical Orders
November 23, 2020 | Ancient Residential Buildings
November 30, 2020 | Roman Thermae
December 7, 2020 | Ancient Theaters
December 14, 2020 | Early Christian Basilicas
December 21, 2020 | Carolingian Palaces and Palace Churches
December 28, 2020 | Christmas Holidays – No Lecture
January 11, 2021 | Early Romanesque Churches
January 18, 2021 | High Romanesque Churches
January 25, 20210 | Gothic Churches
February 1st, 2021 | Medieval Monasteries
February 8, 2021 | 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
Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein
Yannick Ley, M. Sc. RWTH
Felix Martin, M. Sc. RWTH
​Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler