L | Typological Drawing

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The lecture series Typological Drawing, one of the mandatory courses in the 3rd semester of the bachelor's programme, deepens the ability to use the act of drawing as a tool for the analysis of existing buildings both in terms of content and of method. During the individual lectures compositional tasks from architecture's past will be exemplarily sketched out and spatially analysed by practically drawing along.

The small-scale drawn representation of the built reality leads to an approach which graphically reduces the building's complexity down to its structure and its significant architectural elements. The selection of the examples examined follows both the contents of the other mandatory courses in architectural history and a couple of overriding themes such as scale, spatial arrangement, circulation, composition and detailing. Analytical ground plans and elevations will provide an insight into the techniques used by the architects during the design process.

The results will be summarized in a sketchbook, the quality of which will colour the grade for the final colloquium of the module.



Cultural and Historical Basics II
B.Sc. | 3rd semester


Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:45pm, Roter Hörsaal Audimax (1420|002)

October 08, 2019 | Introduction Scale and Architecture
October 15, 2019 | Flexibility and Scale in Architecture
October 22, 2019 | Basics Column and Wall in the Classical Period
October 29, 2019 | Pilotis and Free Walling in Modernism
November 5, 2019 | Wall as a String of Stones St. Michael in Hildesheim
November 12, 2019 | Choir and Crossing Details St. Michael in Hildesheim
November 19, 2019 | Multilayered Wall and Compound Pier
November 26, 2019 | White Week No lecture
December 3, 2019 | Six-Part Vaulting Gothic Tracery
December 10, 2019 | Pillar and Space Sagrestia Vecchia
December 17, 2019 | Pillar and Space Capella dei Pazzi
December 24, 2019 | Christmas Holidays No Lecture
December 31, 2019 | Christmas Holidays No Lecture
January 7, 2020 | Wall Layering and Vaulting
January 14, 2020 | Pilaster Church
January 21, 2020 | Concrete Vaulting Ronchamps
January 28, 2020 | Outlook on Intelligent Building
February 4, 2020 | Submission of Exercises and Notes


Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler