855314 Construction and landscape

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


A short cultural history of the relationships between settlement and landscape, architecture and site, artefact and nature: historical tendencies and present developments. Concepts and perception of landscape.

Type and topos, concept and context. Some thoughts on the interactions between man and nature and the architectural consequences. Hypotheses on the methodology of landscape-related building: typological, topographical, ecological and other approaches...


Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Discussion and analysis of different historic and contemporary relations between architecture and landscape. The lecture tries to motivate the students to have a critical look at current interactions between building and site, city and territory. It aims at contributing to the competence to judge the quality of buildings and the quality of their insertion into the particular landscapes.

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