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

Note that from now on all lecture video recordings and additional teaching material will be stored in the Moodle page of the course. We will provide the pdf presentations from the lectures on this page here as well, but cannot provide recordings here.

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

lecture 7 (09.04.2020) Embellishing the City

lecture 8 (23.04.2020) Experiencing Architecture in Exhibitions - guest lecture Kate Goodwin, Royal Academy of Arts, London

lecture 9 (30.04.2020) Designing the City

lecture 10 (07.05.2020) Building and City as Theatre

lecture 11 (14.05.2020) Towards a Sublime Architecture