For more than 40 years has grown a park next to the shock wave laboratory of the RWTH where students build clay domes and half-timbered pavilions by hand and foot without machines. These pavilions are improvisations that arise from the joint work of 4 students.
In the coming years, the challenges of climate change will require the collaboration of experts, including architects with expertise in natural materials, recycling technologies, and a vocation for situated experimentation. The aim of this M1 course is to address crucial themes in this domain of
This elective course is dedicated to the relationship between the earth, shelters and dwellers. In particular, we will take as our field of analysis a series of contemporary do-it-yourself handbooks for earth-sheltered homes published since the 1970s, in the United States, in response to the
This course aims to investigate through photography the process of continuous maintenance of buildings, as well as the appropriation and personalisation of spaces by their inhabitants.
For more than 40 years has grown a park next to the shock wave laboratory of the RWTH where clay domes and half-timbered pavilions are built by students by hand and foot without machines. These pavilions are improvisations that arise from the joint work of
This elective course will be dedicated to Japanese gardens, landscapes and architecture. This elective course will be dedicated to Japanese gardens, landscapes and architecture. Our journey through the art of garden history will start from particular garden types where the observer perceives the scenery from
The lecture Architectural Theory offers access to the action-guiding theories of architecture in the period from 1770-1980 and introduces to cultural-historical contexts of Classicism, Enlightenment and Modernism, in which intentions and building ideas are articulated.
This research module is part of the Indo-German university cooperation with IIT Roorkee, supported by DAAD. It will extend a common inventory of Indian and European named “Experimental Architecture and Material Culture”.
In a series of workshops, we will use ethnographic methods (travel books, observations, interviews, mapping) to explore the history and the transformation of Uzunyayla. We will study exemplarily the two villages of Örensehir and Sacayagi, and their typical building and living culture.