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.
There is a transcript available for this lecture series.



Cultural and Historical Basics I
Part Architectural History 1a

B. Sc. | 1st Semester 

Examination information

If you have any questions regarding the exam KuHG Ia (History of Architecture and History of Art) and the retake exam KuHG Ia (History of Architecture, History of Art and Theory of Architecture) in WT 2023/24, please contact the module coordinator Dr. phil. Birgit Schillak-Hammers, (Chair of Art History)


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

October 9, 2023 | Introduction
October 16, 2023 | Ancient Temples
October 23, 2023 |  Classical Orders
October 30, 2023 | Ancient Residential Buildings
November 6, 2023 | Roman Thermae
November 13, 2023 | Ancient Theaters
November 20, 2023 | Early Christian Basilicas
December 4, 2023 | The Late Antique Central Building
December 11, 2023 | Early Romanesque Churches
December 18, 2023 | High Romanesque Churches
January 8, 2024 | Gothic Churches
January 15, 2024 | Medieval Monasteries
January 22, 2024 | Secular Building Types of the Middle Ages
January 29, 2024 | Visit to the Cathedral


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