Course offer Master Program

  architectural sketch Copyright: © Barker 1793

Panorama for an archaeology of the present/M2.1

After the modern era, with the culmination of the digital revolution, there is the promise of having more and more tools to control, overview, plan and construct our future environment. But increasingly unforeseen catastrophes and crises testify to the contrary. This dilemma, which also arises for planners, is the focus of the PANORAMA project: as a mass medium of the 19th century (see illustration), panoramas presented historical, present but also future scenarios of public spaces by means of two- and three-dimensional brochures. The aim here is to transform the historical typology of the 'Pan horama' (Pan: all and whole, horama: seeing, appearance) into a contemporary, functionally and semantically based architectural fiction. Depending on the conceptual character, (de-) central places between installation art and architecture emerge as intermedial constellations (Rebentisch 2017), in which the tactile dimension of experience and reception of space (Benjamin 1936) is also in the foreground.

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  ceramic 3D-prints Copyright: © C. Küpper

Digital Clay - Acoustic Panels/FF

In the WS21/22 the Department of Visual Arts offers a research field (Forschungsfeld) on the topic of ‘Acoustic Panels’ with ceramics. The technical properties and possibilities of Liquid Deposition Modeling (LDM) with extruded, plastic clay are explored with regard to their relevance for new applications in architecture. We will focus on digital design experiments and optimizations (Rhino), as well as the actual manufacturing process (Delta WASP). From the design to the final production, the students develop a prototype component, considering efficient and innovative strategies in the field of additive manufacturing.

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  2 faces, 2 hands Copyright: © K:G Johann Kim

Visual Acts: facial expression and gestures/FF

We address the question of how far visual acts that are processual and performative play a role in the aesthetic practice of making ideas visible. It is about visual means of expression, which we also reflect as a physical - a kinetic language. Emotionality and physical means of expression as non-verbal communication with the help of recording gestures, looks and facial expressions are to be used specifically for drawing processes and form-giving procedures.

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  biomorphic forms Copyright: © Friedrich(Collage)

Biomorphic abstraction/SGD+EM

The biomorphic abstraction - colloquially also called 'organic design', was originally developed by sculptors and painters. Artists such as Hans Arp or Joan Miró were fascinated by the formal language of nature at the beginning of modernism and tried to apply this expressive power of growing and becoming, of pulsating and expanding living volumes in their works.In the seminar, the participants pursue their own strategies and work them into two-dimensional, structural or volumetric sculptures.

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  Grain Copyright: © Tschauner

Sculpture and Statics/WF

In the seminar, small-format abstract limestone sculptures are created using the techniques of classical sculpture. Starting with pencil sketches, the design is concretised via a 1:1 clay model and its plaster cast. The plaster cast serves as a template for transferring the form into the stone. The sculpture is worked out by hand using the techniques of traditional stone working with hand tools.

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  Drawing Robot Copyright: © K:G

Smart Sketching/EM

For architects today, the task of drawing is less about representation and more about supporting and guiding the thinking and designing of space and object. Today, smart devices open up new possibilities for sketching ideas, instrumentally networking people and other tools as general-purpose tools.

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  Two Candles Copyright: ©

LICHT sucht HALT/Impromptu

Design for two Easter candlesticks

The Protestant Student Community (ESG) and the Catholic Student Community (KHG) in Aachen are holding a joint competition: They are looking for designs for two candlesticks/candleholders for the two congregations: Both candlesticks belong together, however, and should work both individually and together.

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