259.287 Gegenwartsarchitektur Gegenwartsarchitektur Steop
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

 Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Vera Bühlmann
Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, PHD Candidate ATTP
& Guests

The Very Many and the Big Plenty:
Quantity and the Precious

Digital Fabrication, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Big Data, Rationalisation and the Digital Production Chain, semantic or object-oriented ontologies, parametricism as "the New International Style": Today, all tends to be interlinked and networked. Graphs afford us an overview. Diagrams incorporate entire typologies. Architects can find thousands of floor plans in the web, programs provide templates and libraries with schemata for solving any kind of problem. Also in architecture, we are being flooded with "information" - information that is, proportional to the extent and accessibility of this information, less and less meaningful. Stripped to the quantitative, such information is less and less capable of making sense.

This lecture course introduces students to contemporary challenges in architecture, and it provides a spectrum of manners of dealing with them. We invite international studios to present their work, to discuss these challenges, and to report on their strategies of encountering them. It is meant as helping hand for young architects to care, profile and develop their discipline and their mastership within the The Very Many and the Big Plenty which we face today, and which others have exposed as The End of Quality as a Matter of Fact (Archizoom). 

 

Subject of course

Together with all that may change in architecture: it remains invariant that architecture evolves and develops through treating things quantitatively. Architecture counts things, weighs them, discretises and measures them, it brings elements into constellations, articulates processes in plans, drawings, programs and algorithms, it designs those constellations in their manner of fitting and relating. Thereby, architecture always accounts, recounts, narrates. It demonstrates and draws together, it records and expresses, it manifests something that can be interiorised and remembered. Architecture creates places and organises spaces that are inhabited and animated.

Nothing is perhaps more challenging for architects – today as any time before – than the apparently pauciloquent talk on pure quantities. For qualities there often remains only vague, dazzling and iridescent words, words which all too often are stripped of their proper weight vis a vis the graspable, measurable, and objective aspects of architecture. How can we learn to have confidence in qualities in the light of the quantitative?


PROVISIONAL PROGRAM 

Mo 11:00-13:00 pm in AUDI MAX

 

8 October 2018––––––––Contemporary? Architecture? // Introductory lecture by Vera Bühlmann ATTP TU WIEN, with Visiting Professor Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University NY USA

15 October 2018––––––––Architecture Exhibitions // Lecture by Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, ATTP TU WIEN

22 October 2018––––––––NN // Lecture by Vera Bühlmann, ATTP TU WIEN

29 October 2018––––––––Studio Encounter, Philipp Morel, EZCT

5 November 2018––––––––Digitaler Atlas für Architekten: das Können mit dem Vielen // Lecture by Ludger Hovestadt, ETH Zurich

12 November 2018––––––––NO COURSE

19 November 2018––––––––NN to be announced shortly

26 November 2018––––––––Xenotheca // Lectures by Diana Alvarez-Marin und Miro Roman, ETH Zurich

3 December 2018––––––––Studio Encounter // 300 000 km/s

10 December 2018––––––––Architectonic Objects // Lecture by Vera Bühlmann, ATTP TU Wien

17 December 2018––––––––Studio Encounter // WAI THINK TANK

11 January 2019––––––––EXAM (upload via TUWEL, open until fri 11/jan/19 23:59)

 

Additional information

Readings by Architects that open up the topic (provided on TISS):

  • Yona Friedman, Towards a scientific Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1975 (original version 1972)
  • Utopia of Quality, Utopia of Quantity, IN, January – February 1971
  • No-Stop City, Residential Car Park, Universal Climatic System, Domus, n°496, March 1971
  • Fumihiko Maki, Investigations in Collective Form, Washington University, St Louis, 1964
  • Le Corbusier, “Statistics”, Urbanisme, Paris, G.Grès, 1925.
  • Hans Hollein, « Alles ist Architektur – Introduction 1 », BAU, 1 – 2, 1968 
  • O.M. Ungers, Morphologie, City Metaphors, Köln, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2017. First publication: 1982.

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon11:00 - 13:0008.10.2018 - 15.10.2018GM 5 Praktikum HS Gegenwartsarchitektur Praktikumshörsaal
Mon11:00 - 13:0008.10.2018 - 28.01.2019GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Gegenwartsarchitektur Gegenwartsarchitektur Steop - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon08.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon08.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 5 Praktikum HS Gegenwartsarchitektur Praktikumshörsaal
Mon15.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon15.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 5 Praktikum HS Gegenwartsarchitektur Praktikumshörsaal
Mon22.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon29.10.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon05.11.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon12.11.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon19.11.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon26.11.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon03.12.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon10.12.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon17.12.201811:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon07.01.201911:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon14.01.201911:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon21.01.201911:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1
Mon28.01.201911:00 - 13:00GM 1 Audi. Max. 259.287: Gegenwartsarchitektur 1

Examination modalities

  • Mandatory Presence in the Lecture Course
  • Written exam (no Multiple Choice): A Short text on "Stairs / Stiege as an Architectonic Object", as well as Short Reports on the Studio Encounters

Short Reports on the Studio Encounters: write a few sentences on each studio encounter, responding to (1) what were the studio’s topics, (2) was there a project that you remember particularly well, which one and what was it about, (3) did you find the manner in how they practice architecture surprising and interesting, and how so (or not so)?

You can hand in your Stairs Story and Reports via Tuwel (see Link above)

and find the respective upload time frames there.

You need to be registered to the course/VO to do that - do not forget to enroll during the time frame.


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2019 00:00 01.07.2019 23:55 01.07.2019 23:55

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
243 StE OP StEOP-Katalog Architektur (Ab WS2013) 2. Semester

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Miscellaneous

Language

German