063-0356-21L  Building Research and Constrcution History (Thesis Elective)

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersS. Holzer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveAim of this seminar work is to learn how to write a small thesis on a case study. This work should include a creative text, but also to obey certain rules, which turn a regular text into a scientific one.
ContentPlease contact us well before to select a topic. You may suggest topics by yourself, or accept topics provided by us.
General conditions include:
- The seminar work is largely based on the in-situ analysis of a historical structure
- The object must be accessible to the tutor (no objects outside Switzerland may be selected, with exceptions for objects in close vicinity of the border)
- the object must reach a minimum level of historic interest (no studies of "grandma's house", no prepraratory work for you architectural office)
- research in situ must be complemented by archival research and literature studies, and a written report has to be submitted alongside with the plans (no purely graphical submissions)

Further information: https://holzer.arch.ethz.ch/en/education/wahlfacharbeiten.html