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ARCH-450P Modern Architecture in Berlin & Vicinity

3 Credits

Berlin today is one of the most interesting cities in the world that showcases modern and contemporary architecture only Tel Aviv can compete with. The number of buildings that are essential for our study of modern architecture in Berlin is immense. After a lecture introduction on the History of Berlin's modern architecture, we will visit and study every week one or more world known buildings in Berlin and in the Vicinity by public transport. The group will gather to hear from the faculty and one student on site about the building.Entries to museums, buildings and private collections are arranged beforehand. A small brochure about each building will be delivered. Each student needs to keep a sketch and note book and present one building based on their previous research. The building will be assigned at the beginning of the course. A selection of architects to be studied: Mies van der Rohe, Hans Scharoun, Daniel Libeskind, Walter Gropius, Herzog de Meuron, OMA, Ludwig Leo, Egon Eiermann, Hans Poelzig, Helmut Jahn, Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield.