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051-0171-16L  History, Criticism and Theory of Architecture: Architecture Machine VI: Ghost Storeys

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersL. Stalder
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


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