Special Topics in Architecture

Anton Falkeis
Architecture, Architectural Design 2
2020S, Seminar (SE), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S01889

Description

Urban Change_Next City - discussing multiple urban futures 

The course will focus on urban change and the role of architecture within this process of transformation. Since Cities in general are condensed descriptions of urban life – consequently they are focal points of global challenges too. They are complex systems that can no longer be understood as spatial entities. Today´s cities grow and shrink under the conditions of continuous change, where the rigidity of form and program has been replaced by an open system in which growth provokes conflict, disorder and ultimately change. Discussing multiple urban futures, we will speculate about the Next City.

Research by Design: Special Topics in Architecture focuses on the theoretical and practical implementation of interdisciplinary research strategies into the design process.

Sub Briefs:

1_Sustainable City Development

2_Global Crisis_Restructuring Urban Space

3_Informal City Laboratory

4_Urban Metabolsim: flows of materials and energy within cities

5_Urban Agricultural Societies

6_Heterotopian Urbanism

7_Informal Urbanism

8_Biogenetic Urbanism

Examination Modalities

According to the order of the Federal Government and the measures implemented by the university no courses with physical presence will take place. Please upload the following presentations on base I ownCloud:

_Research Presentation

_Abstract Presentation

_Midterm Presentation

_Final Presentation

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ADAPTED SCHEDULE

_Research Phase

19.03.2020_kick off research phase

26.03.2020_hand in proposal by 11am

27.03.2020_end of team building process

01.04.2020_upload team-abstract by 11am

02.04.2020_ABSTRACT zoom-presentation, 1 - 4pm

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06.04-17.04.2020 Easter Break

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_Project Development Phase

23.04.2020_online team meeting, 11am – 1pm

30.04.2020_online team meeting, 11am – 1pm

07.05.2020_online team meeting, 11am – 1pm

13.05.2020_upload midterm presentation by 11am

14.05.2020_MIDTERM zoom-presentation, 1 - 4pm

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_Project Presentation Phase

28.05.2020_online team meeting, 11am – 1pm

04.06.2020_online team meeting, 11am – 1pm

17.06.2020_upload final presentation by 11am

18.06.2020_FINALS zoom-presentation, 1 - 4pm

Comments

Abstract

present and hand in a short abstract about the main focus of the project according to our main topic of Global Warming in the context of "Urban Change_Next City" discussing multiple urban futures. The abstract should provide an overview of the main problems you are dealing with in terms of speculating about their future impact on urban space. We will build on this document and continuously add our findings and speculations to this paper throughout the seminar.

Abstract: max. 100 words

Keyword: on

Course Enrolment

From 03 March 2020, 00:00 to 24 March 2020, 00:00
via email: af@falkeis.com

Architecture (Master): Experimental Strategies: Special Topics

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible