052-0534-21L  New Focal Points of Construction: Steel Construction

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersI. von Meiss-Leuthold, D. Mettler, D. Studer
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 35.


052-0534-21 GNeue konstruktive Orte: Stahlbau
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 22.3. (Seminarwoche), am 5.4. (Osterferien) sowie in den letzten beiden Semesterwochen (vor Schlussabgaben).
2 hrs
Mon09:45-11:30HCP E 47.4 »
I. von Meiss-Leuthold, D. Mettler, D. Studer

Catalogue data

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 Link.
Prerequisites / NoticeNumber of students limited to 35.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersD. Mettler, D. Studer, I. von Meiss-Leuthold
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Places35 at the most
Waiting listuntil 02.03.2021

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Architecture BachelorDesign and ArchitectureWInformation