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Laurent Stalder: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder
FieldTheory of Architecture
Address
I. f. Geschichte/Theorie der Arch.
ETH Zürich, HIL F 64.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 633 76 63
Fax+41 44 633 18 82
E-maillaurent.stalder@gta.arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-0171-16LHistory, Criticism and Theory of Architecture: Architecture Machine VI: Ghost Storeys Information 2 credits2SL. Stalder
AbstractThe seminar analyses the conditions of contemporary architectural production. In doing so, the importance and meaning of architectural conventions for the design, construction as well as for the transformation of single buildings is systematically challenged.
ObjectiveThe seminar aims at a critical analysis of both material and ideological conventions of the architectural practice. On the basis of the historical analysis the students will acquire instruments for a critical examination of the conditions of the current production of the built environment, in order to develop a sovereign theoretical position on the contemporary architecture.
ContentThe seminar will deal with the conventions of the contemporary architectural practice. The proposed topics should be researched out of a twofold, historical as well as systematic perspective. A detailed description of the syllabus can be found on the homepage of the professorship: http://stalder.gta.arch.ethz.ch/seminarien.php
051-0311-00LHistory of Art and Architecture III Information 3 credits2VL. Stalder
AbstractThe two-semester course offers an introduction to the history and theory of architecture from the industrial revolution up to now. Based on current questions a variety of case studies will be discussed.
ObjectiveThe aim is to give an overview on crucial events, works of art, buildings and theories since the beginning of the 19th century up to today. The course should enhance the comprehension of historical and theoretical issues, and allow the students to localize their own practice within a broader historical context.
ContentThe subject of this lecture course is the history and theory of architecture since the beginning of the 19th century up to now. It examines the architectural answers to the changing technical inventions and social practices. Consequently, the focus will be less on individual architects or buildings than on various themes that determined the architecture of the period.
Lecture noteshttp://www.stalder.arch.ethz.ch/courses
051-1213-16LIntegrated Discipline Theory of Architecture (L. Stalder) Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2UL. Stalder
AbstractIn the bachelor program, the integration of architectural theory into the design process is only offered in cooperation with the chair of architectural design for the whole design studio. On the basis of a reading of theoretical texts the conventions of architectural practice are critically debated. The theoretical perspective will be discussed in the midterm and/or final design studio criticism.
ObjectiveThe goal is a critical debate on the conventions of architectural practice, the insights of which shall inform the design process.
ContentIn the bachelor program, the integration of architectural theory into the design process is only offered in cooperation with the chair of architectural design for the whole design studio. On the basis of a reading of theoretical texts the conventions of architectural practice are critically debated. The theoretical perspective will be discussed in the midterm and/or final design studio criticism.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe integrated design is organized and operated by both chairs engaged in close cooperation.
063-0169-16LSeminar Architectural Criticism (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits11AL. Stalder
AbstractIn the framework of three elective courses, students need to prepare elective works (seminar works).
ObjectiveThe aim of these papers is to foster an independent engagement with the subjects of the seminar. A scientific familiarization with the respective themes is required. The extent of such a paper ranges from 20 to 30 pages.
ContentThe contents of these elective studies are expected to link to the subject matter of the course architectural criticism.
Prerequisites / NoticeInterested students are kindly asked to contact us in order to discuss possible projects.
063-0171-16LHistory, Criticism and Theory of Architecture: City and Architecture (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits11AL. Stalder
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.
ObjectiveThe goal is to develop a framework of questions within the field of the history and theory of architecture as well as cultural history and to discuss it in a text that will form a scientific thesis. Personal viewpoints and arguments should be based on historical and theoretical sources and literature, and should be presented with reference to the source.
ContentThe contents of these elective studies are expected to link to the subject matter of the attended course.
064-0005-16LDoctoral Seminar: Methods in the History of Art and Architecture Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2KI. Heinze-Greenberg, L. Stalder, P. Ursprung
Abstractgta-re-vue: Workshop on the occasion of the 50th jubilee of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture
ObjectiveThe development of the material is conceived as a joint form-finding process. The basic idea is to create a revue-like series of various "numbers": a dynamic mixture of book and lecture texts, historical documents and spontaneously evolving conversations. The final product will be performed by workshop contributors during the anniversary celebrations.
ContentThe motivation behind the workshop is to focus on the beginnings of the gta on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Among the founding fathers there were fascinating protagonists such as Adolf Max Vogt, Bernhard Hoesli, and Paul Hofer. Based on an understanding of their concepts, methods and ideas, a text collage will culminate in a script for a one-hour-long performance reading. In addition to the graphically significant gta publications produced at this time ("Rainbow"- books), contemporary image and film materials can be integrated as well as interviews with contemporary witnesses and the present gta chair. The result intends both contextualization as well as critical revision.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe seminar addresses the fellows of the Doctoral Program in History and Theory of Architecture. All other doctoral students of the Faculty of Architecture are welcome.