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From City to House

A Design Theory

This textbook is aimed at helping architecture students understand the complexity of the design process, from first concepts to finished plans. Contributors call on their decades of practical experience in architecture and design to offer well-informed perspectives on everything from the ways that local contexts and materials can inform a design to the complicated interactions of the individual components of a design. A corresponding exercise section presents a clearly defined and structured methodology for the design process, one that is as useful for practice as it is for teaching. This fully updated second edition features all text in both German and English.


284 pages | 373 color plates, 26 halftones, 47 line drawings | 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2007, 2010

Architecture: European Architecture


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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Foreword
      Dietmar Eberle
Introduction
      Dietmar Eberle
Structure of the Courses 
  Character and Typology (Ulrike Shröer)
  Didactics and Method (Pia Simmendinger)
  Structure of the Second Year Course

Exercise 1_Place
  Essay on the Theme Place (Peter Thule Kristensen)
  Exercise 1: Place
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 2_Structure
  Essay on the Theme Structure (Ute Poerschke)
  Exercise 2: Structure
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 3_ Place/Structure
  Exercise 3: Place/Structure
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 4_Shell
  Essay on the Theme Shell (Bettina Köhler)
  Exercise 4: Shell
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 5_Place/Structure/Shell
  Exercise 5: Place/Structure/Shell
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 6_Programme
  Essay on the Theme Programme (Kenneth Frampton)
  Exercise 6: Programme
  City Leve l- House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 7_ Place/Structure/Shell/Programme
  Exercise 7: Place/Structure/Shell/Programme
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 8_Materiality
  Essay on the Theme Materiality (Philip Ursprung)
  Exercise 8: Materiality and Surfaces
  City Level - House Level
  Concepts
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Exercise 9_ The Project-Place/Structure/Shell/Programme/Materiality
  Exercise 9: The Project-Place/Structure/Shell/Programme/Materiality
  Assignment
  Student Works: Compare and Contrast
Inputs
  Supporting Construction - Art - Landscape Architecture - Historical Preservation - Photography - Model Building - Workshops

Appendix
  Staff
  Former Students
  Brief Biographies

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