Pier Luigi Nervi: Salone B, Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni, Torino, 1954

Course: Structural Design I

Structural Design I helps to develop an intuitive understanding of the relationship between the shape of a structure, the load it needs to carry and the forces in it. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Block. 

Christian Kerez, Joseph Schwartz, Schule Leutschenbach, Zürich

Course: Structural Design II

Structural Design II completes the catalog of classical structural typologies and provides a safe handling of different models for the description of characteristic structural behavior. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Block.  

Werner Sobek: R128, Stuttgart, 2000

Course: Structural Design III

Structural Design III deals with the relationship between force, form and material. In particular the materials reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry will be discussed. For the numerical development Rhino and Rhino Vault will be presented in workshops. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Schwartz.  

Sancho-Madridejos: Capilla, Valleaceron, Spain, 1997-2000

Course: Structural Design IV

In Structural Design IV the focus shifts from material towards design. On the basis of reference buildings, examples are given of how the structure can be used specifically for an architectural design and thus becomes a means to an end. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Schwartz.