Special Topics in Architecture

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


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 Today´s cities grow and shrink under the conditions of continuous change, where the rigidity of form and program has been replaced by an open system in which growth provokes conflict, disorder and ultimately change.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. We will examine how global warming will have an impact on future urban development.

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


Examination Modalities

_Research Presentation

_Abstract Presentation

_Midterm Presentation

_Final Presentation

schedule to be announced



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