Building Register – Case Studies

Building Register is a research programme which examines historically significant buildings as references within the current architectural debate on housing and urbanism. The programme takes the form of a series of surveys documenting both the general characteristics of projects and selected areas of detailed study.

The buildings are explored both at the urban scale and in detail, at the level of a single room or construction assembly. This may include the internal structure of a large residential complex in relation to its urban form, or the defining presence of a material or detail in view of the effect they have on the urban context.

Significant emphasis is placed on the graphic representation of the phenomena under observation and their analysis. The art of drawing is therefore central to this study.

Each study is carried out by small groups of students to encourage the development of a strong sense of collaboration, the sharing of research and joint authorship. By reflecting the reality of professional work, the programme aims to provide an initiation and a foundation for future practice.

Projects of the Building Register are published by Studio Krucker Bates.

You can find more information about the publications of the Chair > here <.

Building Register Vol. IV

Building Register – Typologies

Typologies is a research program which examines architectural form and spatial organization that defines the building. Each semester, the programme undertakes number of different, often contradictive, types of buildings developed as a result of ever-changing nature of buildings.

The seminar is organised as group surveys carried out by students. Emphasis is placed on analysis and documentation of spatially significant buildings by preparing drawings and volumetric models that explain key spatial organizing principles.

Additional investigations are carried out by building large-scale models out of cardboard and paper which are than photographed. The models present precisely selected external and internal moment, expressing atmospheric character of the building.

Completed drawings and images are brought together in a form of an overview where connections and themes between buildings begin to emerge.

If you are interested, please contact Adam Gielniak for further information.


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Building Register – Romanesque Churches in Sardinia

With the semester theme Romanesque Churches in Sardinia we want to have a broad view on this typology in this specific area and time. We not only want to examine the churches as a historic artefact but look at them with fresh eyes as current designers.

We will develope elaborate drawings based on the general research undertaken by the studio during the excursion.
We can focus on special details of churches or draw facades in a bigger scale.

This developed material will result in a publication

If you are interested please contact Markus Stolz for further information.


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