251.747 Introduction into interdisciplinary research in architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

In cooperation with the University of Vienna within the frame of the project::

Islamic Architecture and Orientalizing Style in Habsburg Bosnia, 1878-1918

ERC 758099 THEKAISERSMOSQUES
PI: Dr. Maximilian Hartmuth | HI: University of Vienna | Duration: 2018-2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural documentation as field of research is far more than the survey of building and drawing of plans. In a modern scientific approach buildings should be interpreted as the product of many influences: historical, social, cultural, economical and ecological factors are all having effect on design,structure and function of architecture. A multidisciplinary research approach ensures the possibility of analysing a building in far more depth than its mere technical structure. For such an approach it is customary to use methods and sources applied or provided by other academic disciplines such as social anthropology, ethnography, sociology, history or ecology. In case of larger projects experts from different academic fields are asked to cooperate, which of course would be too time-consuming an effort in case of a University course. Nevertheless this course lays an emphasis on working with sources and methods, which are not originating from the field of classical architectural research and documentation as such. Detailed examples how such work can be done will be presented during lectures. The aim of the course is to motivate students to do research independently and summarize their findings in an article which would be fit for presentation at an international scientific conference.  

 

Summary:

- Introduction to social and cultural sciences aspects of architectural research.

- mediation of methodological tools to independently carry out empirical field studies and to make the results understandable.

To promote a better understanding of the relationship between the inhabitants and their built environment. This should enable future architects to react more specifically to the needs and requirements of the users of architecture

Subject of course

The subject of research is the architecture of the town of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The research task of the course is to get a better understanding of this particular part of the built cultural heritage: 
How were these houses generally built? (method: e.g. interviews, anthropological approach), 
What kind of building materials were used? (method: e.g. building materials technical analysis, ecology of the surrounding area), Which climate influences had to be respected? (method: e.g. plan studies, utilization studies).

Following topics have been outlined so far:

The Bosnian Traditional Houses in wood in Travnik and Jajce
Wooden Mosques in Bosnia
The historic fortress of Travnik
The colored mosque of Travnik in comparison with other colored mosques in Balkans (Tetovo)
The mausoleums of the Viziers
Christian buildings in and near Travnik (Franciscan monastery, Orthodox community)
The big city fire of 1903 and the rebuilding afterwards
The Bosnian narrow gorge railroad and its influence on Travnik (reshaping the city)
The medressa and its building history and building archaeology
Survey of the little type-planned mosques
Survey and building archaeology of Varoshka mosque
The Konak under the Ottomans and under the Austrians (Kreisbehörde)
The Casino of the Austrians in Travnik in comparision with the Vereinshaus in Sarajewo
Comparison between the medresa in Travnik and the Scheriatsrichterschule in Sarajewo
The replacement of the Travnik Bazar in the 20th century
Bogdanovic (Nachlass in AzW) monuments in Travnik and in New Travnik
Redesigning the main road of Travnik as shared space for the future
Travnik and Visegrad in the literature of Ivo Andric
Signing out the city as cultural heritage space (explanations via signs, apps, guide books)
Museum strategy for Travnik (Andric House, city Museum and archive, fortress-museum, etc.)


Additional information

INTRODUCTION: Monday, 11.03.2019 11:00 Seminarroom 251

Courses: Monday 11:00-18:00

Excursion to Travnik, Bosina: May 13th till May 22nd 2019

!!! IMPORTANT !!!

The work on site is an important part of the basic research in the Modul. Therefore the excursion is compulsory!!!

 

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Plagiarism.pdf

Lecturers

Institute

Examination modalities

There are 2 options: Focus on 1) Building Analysis or 2) City Analysis

for 1) 
- Compilation of the results of the field study
- Scientific paper, which could be handed in at an international scientific conference
- presentation of the paper in PechaKucha format

and for Course 251.748 Comparative research in architecture - Cultural Spaces and Identity in Architecture:
- Compilation of the results of the field study 

for 2) 
- Compilation of the results of the field study

and for Course 251.748 Comparative research in architecture - Cultural Spaces and Identity in Architecture:
- Compilation of the results of the field study
- Scientific paper, which could be handed in at an international scientific conference
- presentation of the paper in PechaKucha format 

 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.03.2019 00:00 14.03.2019 00:00 21.03.2019 00:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Requirements: At least one completed seminar or another theoretical work and basic experience in research

Accompanying courses

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

English