History and Theory of Architecture IV

Lecture Lecture History and Theory of Architecture IV (052-0806)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Stalder
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, Dr. Andreas Kalpakci, Dr. Matthew Wells
Time: Thursday, 12.45–15.30
Location: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/97527521638


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.

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Notes on the exam 

1. Glass: Literature 
1. Glass: Slides 
2. The Partition: Literature 
2. The Partition: Slides 
3. The Solar Collector: Literature 
3. The Solar Collector: Slides 
4. The Carpet: Literature 
4. The Carpet: Slides 
5. The Antenna: Literature 
5. The Antenna: Slides 
6. Insulation: Literature 
6. Insulation: Slides 
7. The Refrigerator: Literature 
7. The Refrigerator: Slides 
8. The Garbage Chute: Literature 
8. The Garbage Chute: Slides 
9. The Air Curtain: Literature 
9. The Air Curtain: Slides 


Dr. Andreas Kalpakci
Dr. Matthew James Wells