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.
There is a transcript available for this lecture series.



Cultural and Historical Basics I
Part Architectural History 1a

B.Sc. | 1st Semester 


Regular date: Mondays, 10:30am to 12noon, Audimax, Roter Hörsaal

October 10, 2022 | Introduction
October 17, 2022 | Ancient Temples
October 24, 2022 |  Classical Orders
October 31, 2022 | Ancient Residential Buildings
November 7, 2022 | Roman Thermae
November 14, 2022 | Ancient Theaters
November 28, 2022 | Early Christian Basilicas
December 5, 2022 | Carolingian Palaces and Palace Churches
December 12, 2022 | Early Romanesque Churches
January 9, 2023 | High Romanesque Churches
January 16, 2023 | Gothic Churches
January 23, 2023 | Medieval Monasteries
January 30, 2023 | 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