3502614: Perception for Architects 2

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Semester:SS 13
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:27.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


This semester, Perception for Architects 2 is entitled "The moving image of the city". During 24 lectures, cinematic experiences of cities are brought into the context of the architectural theory of the 20th Century. We will watch, analyse and debate film extracts to understand their relevance to key essays and manifestoes, highlighting their influence on how we perceive architecture and cities such as Manhattan, Berlin, Rome and Paris amongst others.

The course offers students the opportunity to explore their own work produced in the Design Studio through an alternative mode of visual representation: motion.

Lecture Goals

>assess the effect the moving image had on visual perception (and architecture)
>put film (and genres) into a historical/ theoretical context
>learn about different types of narratives and filming techniques
>learn from film how to structure and visualise (a presentation over time)
>learn how to make a movie

Learning Outcomes

>an understanding of film and film-theory of the 20th Century
>develop and visualise space through the moving image
>compose cinematic sequences
>critical understanding of the moving image in architecture

Lectures Method

Lecture, seminar.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requirements for the Master of Science in Architecture Degree Program


  • List of readings provided by the lecturer

Exam Modalities

>a cinematic storyboard (10%)
>a movie poster (10%)
>a movie (60%)
>a critical reflection (20%)


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the single course grades.

Theory of Architecture 2 33%
History of Architecture 2 33%
Perception of Architects 2 33%


18.02.201315:15 - 16:45H3
25.02.201315:15 - 16:45H4
25.02.201316:45 - 18:30H4
11.03.201315:15 - 16:45H4
11.03.201316:45 - 18:30H4
25.03.201313:30 - 15:00H4
22.04.201315:15 - 16:45H4
22.04.201316:45 - 18:30H4
13.05.201313:30 - 15:00H4
13.05.201315:15 - 16:45H4
27.05.201313:30 - 15:00H4
27.05.201315:15 - 16:45H4


  • PAR_MA Perception for Architects 2 (SS 13, bewertet)