Experiencing Architecture: Words, Designs and Buildings

Lecture (063-0316-20)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Delbeke
Lecturers: S. De Jong
Time: Thursdays 13:00-14:00
Location: HCI J 4
 

TEACHING IN TIMES OF CORONA
Note that from now on all lecture video recordings and additional teaching material will also be stored in the Moodle page of the course. Below you can find the preparatory readings for each lecture of the course.




Architectural experience became a key concept in architectural theory and design in the second half of the eighteenth-century. The course examines this concept in texts, designs and buildings in Paris and London. We will question the emergence of architectural experience in observations of buildings, in theories, in teachings at the academies, and in designs of buildings.

lecture 1 (20.02.2020) Experiencing Architecture: Words, Designs and Buildings, introduction

lecture 2 (27.02.2020) Walking and Sensing the City
Louis-Sébastien Mercier - Tableau de Paris (1782-88): Excerpt 1 , Excerpt 2 , Excerpt 3 .

lecture 3 (05.03.2020) Traversing Architectural Space
Marc-Antoine Laugier FR , Marc-Antoine Laugier EN , Julien-David Le Roy .

lecture 4 (12.03.2020) From Landscape Theories to Design
Whately - Observations on Modern Gardening (1770) 
Morel - Théorie des Jardins (1776) 

lecture 5 (26.03.2020) Designing Movement
Le Roy - Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce (1770) 
Le Roy - The Ruins of the most Beautiful Monuments of Greece (English translation) 

lecture 6 (02.04.2020) Speaking Buildings
Le Camus de Mezières Le génie de l'architecture 1780 
english translation: Le Camus de Mézières - The Genius of Architecture 1780 

lecture 7 (09.04.2020) Embellishing the City
La Font de Saint Yenne - L'ombre du grand Colbert 1752 
La Font de Saint Yenne - Le génie du Louvre 1756 

lecture 8 (23.04.2020) Experiencing Architecture in Exhibitions
Kate Goodwin - Sensing Spaces: A Creative Experiment 2017 

lecture 9 (30.04.2020) Designing the City
John Gwynn, London and Westminster Improved, 1766. 

lecture 10 (07.05.2020) Building and City as Theatre
Marie-Joseph Peyre, Oeuvres d'Architecture, 1795. 

lecture 11 (14.05.2020) Towards a Sublime Architecture
William Chambers, A treatise on the decorative part of civil architecture, 1791.