WS 2020/21

ST. CHRISTOPH, Erhard Fischer 1968–1972
Documentation with 3D photogrammetry, analysis of the exposed concrete surface and reconstruction of the building process

Survey  4 SWS / 6 ECTS

The objective of the exercise is to document and to analyze the St. Christoph Pfarrzentrum, a Catholic church complex built in exposed concrete according to the plans of the architect Erhard Fischer (1930-2016) from 1968 to 1971 in the Fasanerie-Nord in the Munich district of Feldmoching-Hasenbergl.

In regard of the corona pandemic, we will be using a mix of exercises on site, materials and assignments on Moodle together with live meetings via Zoom.

Students will be introduced to the history of St. Christoph, building surveying methods and archive research. They will gain further skills about the photogrammetry program 3DF Zephyr with the help of exercises and tutorials. There will be online lectures on the concrete construction and timber formwork for concrete building as well as an introduction about the different phenomena of exposed concrete surfaces which preliminary result from the construction process as well as damages, recent repairs and alterations.

Students will work as pairs and each pair will investigate a part of the building. The building survey will make use of 3D photogrammetry for documentation. The results of the photogrammetric documentation will be further used for the mapping of the phenomena on the exposed concrete surface. Together with an analysis of the imprints of the timber formwork construction, on-site measuring and axonometric documentation of the existing structures in line drawings will allow for a better understanding of the construction process of the building and to retrace its timber formwork construction. Finally, we aim at re-constructing the construction process of the building.

Thursdays, 09:00 - 13:00

On-site exercises / meetings via Zoom / materials and assignments on Moodle

For further questions please contact:
Meltem Çavdar M.A. (meltem.cavdar@tum.de)


SS 2020

ATELIER ROSA , Hermann Rosa 1960–1968
Documentation with 3D photogrammetry, analysis of the exposed concrete surface and reconstruction of the building process

Survey (Observe I)  4 SWS / 6 ECTS

The objective of the exercise is to document and to analyze the Atelier Rosa – a daylight studio built in exposed concrete. Sculptor Hermann Rosa (1911-1981) and his friend sculptor Ludwig Spegel (1927-2019) constructed the building in Munich between 1960 and 1968 by themselves. We will look into the building diary and sketches of the artists, photos from the building site and we will survey the object on site. Finally, we aim at re-constructing the construction process of the building.

In regard of the corona pandemic, the first part of the course will take place in the online learning platform Moodle. Students will be introduced to the history of Atelier Rosa and general building surveying methods. They will gain further skills about the photogrammetry program 3DF Zephyr with the help of exercises and tutorials. There will be online lectures on the concrete construction and timber formwork for concrete building as well as an introduction about the different phenomena of exposed concrete surfaces which preliminary result from the construction process as well as damages, recent repairs and alterations.

In the second part of the course, if restrictions and protective measures allow it again, we will be able to carry on with the survey on site. The building survey will make use of 3D photogrammetry for documentation and each group will carry on the documentation of a single building component such as walls or stairs. The results of the photogrammetric documentation will be further used for the mapping of the phenomena on the exposed concrete surface. Additionally, together with an analysis of the imprints of the timber formwork construction, on-site measuring and axonometric documentation of the existing structures in line drawings will allow for a better understanding of the construction process of the building and to retrace its timber formwork construction.

 

 

WS 2019/20

Buzludzha Monument

Exercise, 4 SWS 6 ECTS.

The Buzludzha Monument is a masterpiece of 20th century architecture, art and engineering. This unique structure was completed in 1981 to celebrate the history of Bulgarian socialism, and was used for only 8 years – until the dissolution of the socialist regime in Bulgaria in 1989. Soon after these political changes, Buzludzha was abandoned and left vulnerable to theft, vandalism and severe weather conditions.

Today the glamour has turned into decay and is highly endangered, but the building still attracts attention due to its dramatic history, gravity-defying architecture and 1000m² of extraordinary, colorful mosaics. Its saucer-shaped body, with a 60m free-spanning roof and 20m overhangs, symbolizes a wreath commemorating the historical events which happened there.

Buzludzha, as the most iconic and controversial artifact of Bulgaria’s socialist era, can become an example for the rational reassessment and preservation of Bulgaria’s and Eastern Europe’s difficult heritage. Funded by the Getty Foundation, the project to develop a Preservation Plan for this monument is a joint collaboration of ICOMOS.BU, ICOMOS.DE and Technical University of Munich. Proper recording of the current condition of all surfaces and their state of decay will allow exact planning, calculations and future conservation. With this database, a structural survey will be conducted. Defining the future use of the monument is an important part of the project. Besides engineering, architectural and conservation concepts, technical solutions for the proper functioning of the building will be planned.

We are looking for advantuerous students of architecture with some experience in building survey and documentation. The excursion to Bulgaria will be offered as a summer school in late September/beginning of October 2019. All work will be done on site with two additional meetings of the group in the winter term.

Costs for travel and accomodation will be funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation. However, we can only offer four to six places for students.

Note: Due to our filled places, we cannot evaluate further applications. Thank you for your interest.

 

 

SS 2019

Olympic Follies

Exercise, 4 SWS 6 ECTS.

The objective of the exercise is to document and to analyze the ticket booths and the kiosk buildings at the Olympic Park Munich, a series of similar buildings erected in the early 1970s in a modular way by the young architectural group PAS (among others architect Jochem Jourdan). Our research will be based both on the original building plans and on the existing, in parts strongly altered objects on site. Finally, we aim at developing a conservation and management strategy for these fragile structures.

The building survey will make use of 3D photogrammetry for documentation. Students will be introduced to the program 3DF Zephyr. The results of the photogrammetric documentation will be further used to map deterioration, decay and alterations on the surface structures. Additionally, together with an analysis of the original building plans, on-site measuring and –documentation of the existing structures in line drawings will allow for a better understanding of structural damages, recent repairs and alterations. Investigating the structures’ materiality further, and based on the previous findings and mappings, we will finally develop concepts for long-term preservation and management.

Wednesdays between 09:00 and 12:00

Introduction:  April 24th, room N0160

Workshop: May 8th, room 4170C

 

 

WS 2018/19

Silberfries

Übung, 4 SWS 6 ECTS

Im Foyer des von Franz Hart in den Jahren 1956-57 errichteten und 1974-76 erweiterten Mensagebäudes der TUM an der Arcisstraße befindet sich der sog. „Silberfries“. Das Kunstwerk ist eine Arbeit von Robert Lippl, Ordinarius für Grundlagen der Gestaltung 1956-1974, die ab 1959 über einen mehrjährigen Zeitraum sukzessive entstand. Auf der blattversilberten Oberfläche wurde in Ritztechnik ein vielteiliges Bildprogramm angelegt, das die einzelnen Fakultäten der damaligen Technischen Hochschule repräsentiert. Aufgrund von Beschädigungen durch die intensive Nutzung des Gebäudes und fehlende Pflege befindet es sich inzwischen teilweise in einem bedenklichen Erhaltungszustand. Die Übung hat zum Ziel, den Ist-Zustand des Frieses mittels zeichnerischer und fotogrammetrischer Aufnahmetechniken vor Ort zu dokumentieren, in seiner materiellen Substanz, Herstellung und Degeneration zu analysieren und eine Konzeption zur restauratorischen Erhaltung des Kunstwerks anzudenken.