History and Theory of Architecture IV

Lecture History and Theory of Architecture IV (052-0806)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Stalder
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, Tobias Erb, Mélissa Vrolixs
Time: Thursdays 12.45–14.30
Location: HPV G 4

The subject of this ongoing, two-semester lecture course is the history and theory of architecture from the second half of the nineteenth century until today. Based on individual buildings, writings and exhibitions set in the context of changing social and technological conditions, this course illustrates architectural positions that were decisive at their time. The goal is to learn about the relationship between exemplary architectural and discursive practices in their historical depth and ideological breadth, and to make that relationship fruitful for contemporary architecture.


Schule in Hunstanton (1949–1953): Slides 
Schule in Hunstanton (1949–1953): Literature 
Waisenhaus in Amsterdam (1955–1960): Slides 
Waisenhaus in Amsterdam (1955–1960): Literature 
Hauptstadt Berlin (1956–1957): Slides 
Hauptstadt Berlin (1956–1957): Literature 
Union Carbide Building (1957–1960): Slides 
Union Carbide Building (1957–1960): Literature 
Union Carbide Building (1957–1960): Video 
Friedhof San Cataldo (1971–1984): Slides 
Friedhof San Cataldo (1971–1984): Literature 
Friedhof San Cataldo (1971–1984): Video 
Autostrada del Sole (1964–1972): Slides 
Autostrada del Sole (1964–1972): Literature 
Autostrada del Sole (1964–1972): Video 
EPFL-Campus (1971): Slides 
EPFL-Campus (1971): Literature 
EPFL-Campus (1971): Video 
Parc de la Villette (1983–1986): Slides 
Parc de la Villette (1983–1986): Literature 
Parc de la Villette (1983–1986): Video 
Kakamigahara Krematorium (2004–2006): Literature 
Kakamigahara Krematorium (2004–2006): Slides 
Kakamigahara Krematorium (2004–2006): Video 
Guggenheim Museum (1991–1997): Literature 
Guggenheim Museum (1991–1997): Slides 
Guggenheim Museum (1991-1997): Video 
Questions & Answers: Video 


Mélissa Vrolixs