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 Zoom

October 11, 2021 | No lecture
October 18, 2021 | Introduction
October 25, 2021 | Ancient Temples
November 1, 2021 | Holiday – no lecture
November 8, 2021 | Classical Orders
November 15, 2021 | Ancient Residential Buildings
November 22, 2021 | Roman Thermae
November 29, 2021 | Ancient Theaters
December 6, 2021 | Early Christian Basilicas
December 13, 2021 | Carolingian Palaces and Palace Churches
December 20, 2021 | Early Romanesque Churches
December 27, 2021 | Christmas holidays – no lecture
January 3, 2022 | Christmas holidays – no lecture
January 10, 2022 | High Romanesque Churches
January 17, 2022 | Gothic Churches
January 24, 2022 | Medieval Monasteries
January 31, 2022 | 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
Yannick Ley, M. Sc. RWTH
​Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler