051-0364-00L  History of Urban Design II

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersV. Magnago Lampugnani
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
051-0364-00 VGeschichte des Städtebaus II
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 23.3.(Seminarwoche), am 20.4. (Osterferien) sowie am 25.5. und 1.6.17 (Schlussabgaben).
2 hrs
Thu09:45-11:30HIL E 4 »
V. Magnago Lampugnani

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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.
ContentThe immense urban changes of the 19th century are presented along with their impacts on the developments until the interwar period.

23.02. Company Towns in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution: The social utopia city concepts of Robert Owens and Charles Fourier

02.03. Garden Cities for tomorrow: Ebenezer Howard and the green alternative for the metropolis

09.03. Civilized wilderness and City Beautiful: from Frederick Law Olmsteds park movement to the urban planning of Daniel H. Burnham

16.03. Antagonists in the shadow of the 'Ringstrasse': the 'infinite city' of Otto Wagner, the artistic urban development of Camillo Sitte and the 'retrogressive utopia' of Adolf Loos

30.03. 'Impressionistic' city architecture: Hendrik Petrus Berlage and the School of Amsterdam

06.04. Urban design of the Beaux-Arts movement, modern classical period and a socialist skyscraper: The Cité Industrielle of Tony Garnier and the Gratte-Ciel in Villeurbanne

13.04. Ideas of the city in the radical avantgarde movement: futurism in Italy and constructivism in the postrevolutian Soviet Union

27.04. 'walkinglines' of pedestrians and 'movinglines' of the traffic: The modernization of the City of Berlin

04.05. The 'Lebensreform' movement, the 'crown of the city' and the housing schemes of the 'Neue Sachlichkeit'

11.05. Satellite town versus 'Superblock': New Frankfurt and Red Vienna

18.05. Le Corbusier: Theories, Visions and clear cuts in the name of the autorité
Lecture notesTo each lecture an overview is listet within 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 SFR 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 / NoticeUrban architecture from antiquity till the 19th century

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 051-0363-00L History of Urban Design I
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Programme in Architecture 2007; Version 30.08.2011 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersV. Magnago Lampugnani, A. Gerber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Vorlesung wird von Online-Modulen begleitet. Ein Modul besteht jeweils aus einer Übung und einem Test. Das Lösen der Module ist fakultativ und dient der Vertiefung der Vorlesungsinhalte und der Prüfungsvorbereitung.
Written aidskeine
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersV. Magnago Lampugnani, A. Gerber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Vorlesung wird Online-Modulen begleitet. Ein Modul besteht jeweils aus einer Übung und einem Test.
6 von 9 Modulen (Übung+Test) müssen gelöst werden.
Written aidsKeine
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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ProgrammeSectionType
Architecture BachelorExamination Block 3OInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterMajor in Spatial DevelopmentWInformation