L | The 20th Century: An Architectural History in 12 Buildings

  Foto des Farnsworth House Copyright: © Felix Martin  

The 20th century, its society, and its cultural achievements are defined by the rapid development of new technological possibilities. As a consequence, fundamental innovations also took place in the field of architecture. Building materials, building construction, building tasks and building processes changed. These then inspired experiments with space and composition, which eventually led to a general transformation of the means of expression and the design intent in architecture.

The thorough examination of a specific and prominent architecural example will ensure that, during the examination of time-specific innovations, the general understanding of the constant principles at play will not get lost. In looking at all that is new, awareness is being raised for what remains and endures in architecture, thus helping to understand the fundamental, timeless questions, the answers to which can be found with the help of different means according to each respective time period.

At the end of the semester, the lecture series will conclude with an oral examination offered in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Historic Building Research. All requirements will be communicated during the lectures.



Cultural and Historical Basics II
B.Sc. | 4th Semester


Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 6:30pm (Roter Hörsaal Audimax)
Start: April 11, 2018
All dates and topics: see PDF attached to the site


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Naujokat
Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein
Dipl. Arch. Bruno Schindler