Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2017)|
|Examination Block 3|
|052-0808-00L||History and Theory of Architecture VI (P. Ursprung)||O||2 credits||2V||P. Ursprung|
|Abstract||History of Art and Architecture since the 1970s|
|Objective||Knowledge of the history of art and architecture since the 1970s. Sensibility for historical processes and for the concepts in the realm of visual culture.|
|Content||The two-semester course offers an introduction to the history of modern and contemporary art and architecture since ca. 1970. Motivated by questions of the current discourse, central topics and exemplary works of art and architecture are discussed. Concepts such as "labor", "economy", "experience", "research", "nature", "diversity" or "surface" are used to focus on specific historical developments and connections. Art and architecture is considered as a field of cultural change as well as an indicator of social, economic, and political conflicts which in turn helps to understand historical dynamics.|
|Lecture notes||A video documentation of the lecture class is available.|
|Literature||Required reading will be announced in the class and on the website of the chair.|
|052-0652-00L||Building Process II||O||2 credits||2V||S. Menz|
|Abstract||The building process is the main focus of this lecture series. The process is understood as a sequence of criteria in time.|
Topics: Building legislation, building economics, the people involved and their work, construction and planning organization and facility management.
Process thinking, acquisition and a glance at our foreign neighbours complete the series.
|Objective||Alongside a discussion of the basic principles, trends and terminologies, a closer look will be taken at each topic using case studies that investigate current structures as well as those relevant in terms of architecture and urban design.|
|Content||The building process is the main focus of this lecture series. The process is understood as a sequence of criteria in time. These criteria are divided into building legislation, building economics, the people involved and their work, construction and planning organization and facility management. Process thinking, acquisition and a glance at our foreign neighbours complete the series.|
Alongside a discussion of the basic principles, trends and terminologies, a closer look will be taken at each topic using case studies that investigate current structures as well as those relevant in terms of architecture and urban design. Active participation as well as interdisciplinary and process-oriented thinking on the part of students is a prerequisite.
|Lecture notes||https://map.arch.ethz.ch; The recordings of the lectures are also available on the MAP under this link (book symbol at the top right).|
|Literature||Literaturempfehlungen unter www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch|
|052-0706-00L||Landscape Architecture II||O||2 credits||2V||C. Girot|
|Abstract||The lecture series gives an introduction to the field of contemporary landscape architecture. The course|
provides a perspective on forthcoming landscape architecture in terms of the aspects site, soil, water and
|Objective||Overview to contemporary and forthcoming tasks of landscape architecture. A critical reflection of the|
present design practice and discussion of new approaches in landscape architecture.
|Content||The lecture series "Theory and Design in Contemporary Landscape Architecture" (Landscape Architecure|
II) follows the lecture series "History and Theory of Garden Design and Landscape Architecture"
(Landscape Architecure I). Rather than concentrating only on questions of style, the series will also tackle
issues such as revitalisation, sustainability etc. The lectures review design approaches that critically
reflect our inherited perception of nature. The themes of site, soil, water and vegetation provide some
useful aspects for the design practice.
|Lecture notes||No script. Handouts and learning material will be provided.|
|Literature||A reading list will be provided for the exams.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||General Information for the final exam:|
Bachelor students: The content of the lectures as well as texts and exam-relevant literature provided by the Chair make up the basis for preparing for the exam. The lecture series is conceived as a yearlong course. Since the written session examination tests knowledge from both semesters. It is necessary to attend the lectures throughout the course of the year.
The test themes will be announced at the end of the semester. The Chair will provide literature and texts available for download as pdfs. These allow a more in-depth understanding of the lecture material.
Transfer students or students of other departments: Students attending one semester may opt to take only the oral end-of-semester examination. Test-relevant literature will also be made available for download for this purpose. The students are requested to get in touch by email with the Chair.
|052-0610-00L||Energy and Climate Systems II||O||2 credits||2G||A. Schlüter|
|Abstract||The second semester of the annual course focuses on physical principles, component and systems for the efficient and sustainable supply with electricity, daylight and artificial light. This includes concepts of on-site generation of energy, building systems controls and human-building interaction. Additionally, larger scale building energy systems for districts are discussed.|
|Objective||The lecture series focuses on the physical principles and technical components of relevant systems for an efficient and sustainable climatisation and energy supply of buildings. A special focus is on the interrelation of supply systems and architectural design and construction. Learning and practicing methods of quantifying demand and supply allows identifying parameters relevant for design.|
|Content||Efficient buildings and integrated design|
Renewable, on-site energy generation
Daylight and artificial light
Intelligent buildings: automation and user
Urban energy systems
|Lecture notes||The slides of the lecture serve as lecture notes and are available as download.|
|Literature||A list of relevant literature is available at the chair.|
|052-0508-00L||Architectural Technology VI||O||2 credits||2G||K. Z. Weber, A. Thuy|
|Abstract||The lecture series explores the correlation among intentions of design, architectonic expression and construction premises. These critical areas or aspects of study, which are presented with selected projects, their respective theoretical backgrounds and historical development, are pluralistically associated and brought into relation with varying contemporary opinion.|
|Objective||The final part of the lecture series Konstruktion V/VI aims to analyse (structural) construction techniques and their formal appearance and expression in their interrelation.|
The different themed parts of structural design, building shell and knowledge of material get connected with architectural design in practice and reflected in the wider context of architectural theory. The intention is to consolidate the understanding of the connection between structure, process and formal appearance and expression in the architecture of the 20th century.
|Content||The lecture series in the course entitled Architecture and Construction explores the correlation among intentions of design, architectonic expression and construction premises. Each lecture is focused on individual themes, as for example, the application of certain materials (glass, or natural stone), of particular construction systems (tectonic, hybrid) or design generators (grids, series) and alternatively the search for a definable, tangible architectural expression (vernacular architecture, readymades). These critical areas or aspects of study, which are presented with their respective theoretical backgrounds and historical development, are pluralistically associated and brought into relation with varying contemporary opinion. The yearlong lecture cycle is comprised of twenty individual lectures, in which the majority of projects being analyzed date from the last few decades.|
|Lecture notes||The brochures published by the chair offer additional help. Knowledge of these brochures and their key subjects is recommended for the exam. The brochures can be ordered at the chair after the last lecture before the examination. However, the subject matters of the brochures and the lectures are not identical, the brochures provide information for a deeper understanding of the lectures. Apart from additional articles written by the chair, the brochures are composed of three modules: Project documentation, crucial texts on the work reception as well as theoretical articles about the particular thematic priorities by various authors. Concerning their content these anthologies allow insights into a wide range of theories, lines of reasoning and fields of research up to diverging point of views of specific problems.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||General remarks (on exam as well as exam preparation)|
The comprehensive topics of the lectures are the subject matter of the exam. The lectures are scheduled for a full year (Konstruktion V/VI) and therefore the knowledge of the subject matter of the running as well as of the preceding semester's lectures is required. To improve your chances to pass the examination at first try, we strongly recommend you to take the exam after having visited the lecture during two semesters. A “Leistungselement" as an interim examn will take place as part of the lecture in the first half of the semester. The interim examn is voluntary. It will be conducted under examn conditions and will be graded. Its grade will contribute to the overall grade of the course, if it has a positive influence.
If you are an exchange student, or a student from a different department and wish to take a partial examination covering only the subject matter of the last semester (Konstruktion V or VI), you need to contact the chair in advance.
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