EX | Building analysis – the architectural substance as a historical source

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The exercise in the summer semester concludes the four-semester introduction to architectural history with a practical research project. The individual research tasks lead the students directly to the historical building fabric, which is to be investigated in a multi-layered manner. The analysis of the specific building form with measurement and drawing is created in the course of the semester on a scale of 1 to 1 on the object and documents very concretely the structural condition of architecture in its appearance with all the changes due to the time.

The exercises are assigned to different topics, which are supervised by two students in groups as well as in small groups. The course of the exercise takes place in three phases: After an introduction, two lectures explain various fundamentally important elements that have always constituted architecture, such as wall and support or door and entrance, on the basis of which, in a second intensively supervised phase, the concrete building is examined both in the urban context and as an individual building. Finally, the elaborated drawing of a building detail is used to develop the thematic focus of the final oral presentation.

In this semester, the following building tasks or building types will be considered in the course of the exercise:

Group 1 – University Buildings (Dr.-Ing. Tobias Glitsch)
Group 2 – Church building in the 20th century I (Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein)
Group 3 – Church building in the 20th century II (Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein)
Group 4 – Museum buildings (Yannick Ley M. Sc. RWTH, Felix Martin M. Sc. RWTH)
Group 5 – Three-window house (Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler)
Group 6 – Home: Stylistic Studies (Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler)

 
 

Module

Cultural and Historical Basics II
M.Sc. | 4th semester

Dates

April 12, 2021, 16.30pm to 18pm | Introduction (all groups)
April 19, 2021, 16.30pm to 18pm | Lecture "Elements o the architeture" I (all groups)
April 26, 2021, 16.30pm to 18pm | Lecture "Elements o the architeture" II (all groups)
May 3, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Support appointment 1 (Group 1, 2, 4 and 5)
May 10, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Support appointment 1 (Group 3 and 6)
May 31, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Support appointment 2 (Group 1, 2, 4 and 5)
June 7, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Support appointment 2 (Group 3 and 6)
June 14, 2021, 16.30pm to 18pm | Virtual excursion (Group 1 and 4)
June 14, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Virtual excursion (Group 2 and 3; Group 5 and 6)
June 21, 2021, 16pm to 18.30pm | Support appointment 3 (Group 1, 2, 4 and 5)
Week 25, appointment by arrangement | Support appointment 3 (Group 3 and 6)
July 12, 2021, 16.30pm to 18pm | Final submission and presentation

Lecturer

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Glitsch
Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein
Yannick Ley M. Sc. RWTH
Felix Martin M. Sc. RWTH
Dipl. Arch. Bruno Schindler

 

To all students of the 2011 examination regulation

Dear students of the examination regulations 2011, if you would like to take your KuHG2 module examination this semester and are not yet registered for the examination, please contact Felix Martin (martin@ages.rwth-aachen.de) stating your matriculation number. We will provide further information on the examination then. Further information has already been sent to all students who are already registered for the examination. Happy learning!