Irène von Meiss-Leuthold: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

NameMs Irène von Meiss-Leuthold
BUK Bautechnologie u. Konstruktion
ETH Zürich, HIL E 45.2
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 28 75

052-0534-21LNew Focal Points of Construction: Steel Construction Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 35.
2 credits2GI. von Meiss-Leuthold, D. Mettler, D. Studer
AbstractThe elective subject "New focal points of construction" investigates on the basis of contemporary architecture the complexe interaction of construction elements. The comparative analysis of built constructions serves as a basis for further development of hypothetical future constructions. These semester will fokus on building with steel.
ObjectiveTarget of the course is the understanding of the impacts of material, technology and construction to the architectural education of constructive points.The focus lies on the present state of technology and the current challenge of building.The conjunction to current constructive methods and basic conditions enables a critical evaluation of the constructive Status Quo within the contemporary producing architecture as well as a perspective to new constructive education.
ContentThe current building scene will be analysed through lectures and the visit of buildings and manufacturing sites. An exercise with a following descussion will deepen the analyses. More information about the course can be found on
Prerequisites / NoticeNumber of students limited to 35.