History and Theory of Architecture III

Lecture History and Theory of Architecture III (052-0805)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Stalder
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, Dr. Andreas Kalpakci
Time: Thursdays, 13:45-15:30
Location: HIL E 3

This two-semester lecture course on the history of architecture in Europe from the second Industrial Revolution of the 1850s to the oil crisis of the 1970s focuses on "Things of Modernity" – technical objects and complexes that have changed architecture. We will consider how the technical, scientific and cultural significance of these "Things" makes them key features of modernity. The aim is to understand the relationship between architectural and discursive practices in their historical depth and ideological breadth in an exemplary manner and to make it fruitful for contemporary architecture.

Lecture Videos

1. The Revolving Door: Literature 
1. The Revolving Door: Slides 
2. The Toilet: Literature 
2. The Toilet: Slides 
3. The Cable: Literature 
3. The Cable: Slides 
4. The Concrete Frame: Literature 
4. The Concrete Frame: Slides 
5. The Elevator: Literature 
5. The Elevator: Slides 
6. The Radiator: Literature 
6. The Radiator: Slides 
7. The Light Bulb: Literature 
7. The Light Bulb: Slides 
8. The Gas Pipe: Literature 
8. The Gas Pipe: Slides 
9. The Clock: Literature 
9. The Clock: Slides 
10. The Curtain: Literature 
10. The Curtain: Slides 


Dr. Andreas Kalpakci