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Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
FieldGeschichte des Städtebaus
Address
Studio di Architettura
Corso di Porta Ticinese 65
20123 Milano
ITALY
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone003902 8394874
Fax003902 8358520
E-mailvittorio.lampugnani@gta.arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipProfessor Emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-0363-00LHistory of Urban Design I Information 2 credits2GV. Magnago Lampugnani
AbstractThe lecture covers the time from the beginning of urban culture until the mid 19th century. With selected examples it emphasizes on the historical plannings and methods of European cities. Each specific urban development will be presented within a broader context.
ObjectiveThis course analyzes the history of urban architecture primarily in its existing three dimensional form as a complex human artefact. It also explores the inspirations that prompted the creation of this artefact: philosophical and religious concepts, social conditions, property relationships and the mechanisms that exploit the economics of real estate and the influence of building technology. Intellectual, literary or artistic modes of thought will also be assessed with regard to their impact on urban development. Urbanism has its own distinctive approach as a discipline, but it is also clearly responsive to the influence of related disciplines. Study is made of actual cities and urban expansion plans which are in the process of implementation, as well as unrealized projects and visions of the future. These projects sometimes illustrate ways of thinking that are equal to, or clearer than, actual urban situations.
ContentIn the first semester an introduction to the discipline and the methods are given along the thematic issues from the beginning of urban culture until the mid-19th century.

01. Introduction to the discipline and method: The history of urban design as a historical project

02. Athens and Rome in the ancient world: Myth, selfportrayal and speculation

03. From the spirit of equality to the colonial module: Greek and Roman City foundings

04. From the urban ideal to new cities in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

05. Baroque strategies: The new organisation of Rome under Sixtus V, the production of Versailles under Louis XIV and the invention of St. Petersburg

06. The city between Absolutism and Enlightment: baroque defence-designs, the European colonization of the American continent and the reconstruction of Lisbon

07. Ideology and speculation after the Glorious Revolution: landscapegardens and urban figurations in England from 1650-1850

08. Between modernization, Grandeur and repression: Embellishment in Paris from 1750-1830

09. The construction of the bourgeois city: Georges-Eugène Haussmann transforms Paris into the capital of the 19th century

10. Architectural insertion and plan for the expansion of the city: From the Berlin of Karl Friedrich Schinkel to James Hobrecht

11. Neoabsolute power, bourgeois self-confidence and Marxian Idealism: The Viennese Ringstrasse and Ildefonso Cerdas Ensanche for Barcelona
Lecture notesThe lectures are accompagnied by a script (two semesters of the bachelor studies), that can be purchased at the chair for the history of urban design (HIL D 75.2) at the price of CHF 30,-. The script serves as an auxiliary means to the attended lecture compiling the most important illustrations showed and the names and dates of the buildings and its builders along with a short introductory note.
LiteratureFurther recommended literature to consult is listet within the script.
Prerequisites / NoticeHistory of Urban Design from antiquity to the 19th century
051-0367-16LSeminar History of Urban Design: Elements of Urban Space Information 4 credits2SV. Magnago Lampugnani, M. Tubbesing
AbstractWithin our series »Elements of the urban space« we will focus on urban housing. In the parishes Niederdorf, Sihlfeld, Unterstrass, Fluntern und Hirslanden, we will look at numerous housing types on the level of the metropolis, the neighborhood, the building and the urban detail. In doing so, we aim to gather criteria, that are fundamental to an urban living situation.
ObjectiveThe aim of the seminar series is to provide a sound methodological approach in analyzing urban space on the scale of the metropolis, the neighborhood, the building and the urban detail. Through a series of neighborhood walks and excursions to the four major city archives, our students gain a methodological approach to city analysis. In the discourse of the seminar, we will gain fundamental criteria for the design of urban situations.
Lecture notesOur students will be provided with all material in digital form.
LiteratureWe will provide our students with a selection of literature and all necessary planning documents in digital form.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of students is limited to 60. After the introduction on 22/09 between 14.45-16.30 we will meet on 29/9 (city walk), 6/10. (discussion of the analysis results), 13/10. (consultation - doodle), 3/11 (excision plan archives), 10/11 and 1/12 (consolation - doodle) and final presentation on 8/12.
051-0701-16LSystematic Principles of Urban Design: Learn from the European City Information 2 credits2GV. Magnago Lampugnani, H. Stühlinger
AbstractUrban Ensembles of the Modern City. Strategies for Dealing with the Twentieth-Century City
ObjectiveThe seminar will focus on case studies in order to reveal strategies for dealing with the modern city. Built urban-development ensembles from the twentieth century will be embedded in their architectural and historical context, studied with an eye to their constitutive elements and discussed in connection with current urban-planning projects. In addition to various forms of methodological engagement with urban contexts, students will experience how the disciplines of urban-planning history and urban development can be considered in a more integrated way. Moreover, they will receive feedback on how to present the result of their analyses in concise, well-structured talks and in drawings.
ContentThe approach to urban-planning ensembles of the twentieth-century city is characterized by their enormous quantity - which also makes dealing with them more difficult. The building stock dating from this era is immense. There is little discussion currently of how larger spatial contexts - housing estates, neighbourhoods, entire cities - can be not just designed and planed but also continuously developed as overall ensembles. Moreover, strategies, instruments and procedures for dealing with the vestiges of twentieth-century urban planning have yet to be established. In the seminar we will discuss how specific approaches to analysing, assessing and further developing of specific case studies have been formulated and explored recently as well as the extent to which they are experimental and deviate from traditional means for preserving and developing the city. Any discussion of an example of urban planning from the previous century must begin with precise analysis: taking up its original urban-planning principles in their historical dimension and all of the features that affect urban planning. The seminar will emphasise this sort of contextual discussion of modern urban space.
Lecture notesThere will be no script handed out.
LiteratureLiterature will be distributed as bibliographical list at the first session.
051-1205-16LIntegrated Discipline History of Urban Design (N.N.) Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2UV. Magnago Lampugnani
AbstractThe integrated focal work has to accompany the design, though the focal work has to be an autonomous work. The written essay should be at least 10 pages. The formal framework needs to be discussed with the assistants.
ObjectiveAn urban history case study with a clear topic and a clear formulation of a question. The findings and the discoveries shall be part of the base of the design.
ContentThe integrated focal work has to accompany the design, though the focal work has to be an autonomous work. The written essay should be at least 10 pages. The formal framework needs to be discussed with the assistants.
Lecture notesThere is no reader.
LiteratureSuggestions will be given at the discussions.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung ist die Anmeldung unter mystudies.ethz.ch und per e-mail an die Professur bis zum Ende der ersten Semesterwoche unter Angabe des Entwurfthemas und der betreuenden Professur, sowie die Teilnahme am Kolloquium in der zweiten Semesterwoche zur allgemeinen Einführung und konkreten Besprechung der Integrationsleistung (Ort und Uhrzeit des Kolloquiums werden auf der Homepage des Lehrstuhls Lampugnani bekannt gegeben).
Die Abgabefrist erfolgt analog zum Entwurf.
063-0366-00LThe Architecture of the City from Modernity to Today Information 2 credits2VV. Magnago Lampugnani
AbstractThe lecture covers the time of the 20th century and describes with theories, projects and implemented plannings the history of the modern city. The lectures emphasizes on the historical plannings and methods and presents each specific urban development within a broader context.
ObjectiveThis course analyzes the history of urban architecture primarily in its existing three dimensional form as a complex human artefact. It also explores the inspirations that prompted the creation of this artefact: philosophical and religious concepts, social conditions, property relationships and the mechanisms that exploit the economics of real estate and the influence of building technology. Intellectual, literary or artistic modes of thought will also be assessed with regard to their impact on urban development. Urbanism has its own distinctive approach as a discipline, but it is also clearly responsive to the influence of related disciplines. Study is made of actual cities and urban expansion plans which are in the process of implementation, as well as unrealized projects and visions of the future. These projects sometimes illustrate ways of thinking that are equal to, or clearer than, actual urban situations.
ContentThe lecture which will be hold only in one semester includes the developments of the 20th century

1. Le Corbusier: theories, visions and clearcuts in the name oft he autorité

2. The United States in the Jazz Age: Between Metropolis of Tomorrow and Broadacre City

3. Italy in the Fascist Era: Monumental ensembles and new town between assiduousness of modernization and obsession of representation

4. Urban design under totalitarian regimes: The architects of the "Tausendjährige Reich" and the "engineers of luck" of the Soviet Union of Stalin

5. Coming to terms with the past and the Cold War: Reconstruction in the two German states

6. The myth of the human scale: the 1950s in Spain, Great Britain, Scandinavia and Italy

7. Postwar Experiments: Rationalistic classicism in France

8. Two new towns in the 20th century: Chandigarh and Brasilia

9. Fictions and visions: The international utopia of the city

10. The second conquest of the North American territorium: The automobile and the city in the USA

11. Analysis, analogy and renewal: The adventure of the typological city
Lecture notesTo each lecture an overview is listet within a script, that can be purchased at the chair for the history of urban design (HIL D 75.2) at the price of CHF 25,-. The script serves as an auxiliary means to the attended lecture compiling the most important illustrations showed and the names and dates of the buildings and its builders along with a short introductory note.
Aside this script the chair offers the ‚Quellentextbände' (sourcetexts) which help to extend the knowledge of theoretical discourses in the field of urban design. For the master program the institute offers one volume of texts at the price of CHF 5,-. The script is in German, the ‚Quellentextbände’ are reprinted in their original languages.
LiteratureFurther recommended literature to consult is listet within the script.
063-0367-16LHistory of Urban Design (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits11AV. Magnago Lampugnani
AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveAim of this seminar work is to learn how to write a small thesis on a case study. This work should include a creative text, but also to obey certain rules, which turn a regular text into a scientific one.
ContentThe contents of these elective studies are expected to link to the subject matter of the attended course.
Prerequisites / NoticeEiner Anmeldung zum Wahlfach muss ein Gespräch mit einem der Assistenten des Lehrstuhls vorangehen. Es ist daher vor einer Anmeldung ratsam Kontakt zu einem der Betreuungsassistenten aufzunehmen.
063-0369-16LTheory of Urban Design (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits11AV. Magnago Lampugnani, H. Stühlinger, M. Tubbesing
AbstractFenimine theory of urban design (18th-21st century). The task of this seminar is working with texts about the city written by women. The texts will analysed, compared and examined employing different scientific methods.
ObjectiveThe main aim of this seminar is learning the scientific handling of theoretical texts on the city. These texts range from pamphlets, to commentaries and literary products.
ContentThe contents of these elective studies are expected to link to the subject matter of the attended course.