MIAD S4 Theorie, Forschung und Wissenschaftlich Arbeiten / MID C4 Theory and Scientific Methods

MIAD S4 Theorie, Forschung und Wissenschaftlich Arbeiten / MID C4 Theory and Scientific Methods


If you start answering a specific architectural/technical question -maybe a question from a client or out of pure curiosity-you will find out that you have to add to your existing knowledge and skills, new insights and expertise. 

This means: Research! If you don´t want to end up in your research in all kind of messy corners in the internet and other dead-end streets, it is good to organise your research.  This means: Method!

This is what C4/S4 is about



Assignment 1:  Research the role research plays in the work of a specific architect.

Assignment 2: Mimicry  DESIGN USING MIMICRY TACTICS The use of the word mimicry dates to 1637. It derives from the Greek term mimetikos, "imitative", in turn from mimetos, the verbal adjective of mimeisthai, "to imitate". Originally used to describe people, "mimetic" was used in zoology from 1851, "mimicry" from 1861.(wikipedia)

Assignment 3:  Develop a research question on the topic 'Industrial heritage' Write an abstract (max 300 words) and  plan on how you want to reseach your subject. (Note:  it is a preparation for a research, it prepares for C5  in the winter semester 2021)


recommended literature (ilias)

Paper by Frank M. Weiner The emergence of research and the decline of search in architectural education & practice
Jermey Till Architectural Research: Three Myths and One Model
Linda N. Groat, David Wang Architectural Research Methods | Chapter 1-5


Introduction/Opening lecture 12.04.2021 , 11.00 - 12.30h via zoom (an invitation follows) Other input lectures are to be announced.

General hours for reviews/seminars are on Mondays 11.30 - 13.00h MIAD | Mondays 14.15 - 15.45h MID + on request.

Special dates to put in your Agenda



Montag, 31.05.2021 den ganzen Tag:
09:00 - 13:00 Schreibwerkstatt 1 Britta Huss, M.A.
14:00 - 16:00 Informationskompetenz/ Literaturrecherche Dipl.-Bibl'in Andrea Kruel

Montag, 07.06.2021 den ganzen Tag:
09:00 - 13:00 Schreibwerkstatt 2 Britta Huss, M.A.
14:00 - 16:00 Zitiertechniken Dipl.-Bibl'in Andrea Kruel

Montag, 21.06.2021
09:00 - 13:00 Schreibwerkstatt 3 Britta Huss, M.A.

Montag, 31.05.2021 all day:
11:00 - 13:00 Informatiom Litaracy Dipl.-Bibl'in Andrea Kruel
14:00 - 18:00 Scientific Writing Lab 1 Britta Huss, M.A.

Montag, 07.06.2021 all day:
11:00 - 13:00 Citation Management Tools Dipl.-Bibl'in Andrea Kruel
14:00 - 18:00 Scientific Writing Lab 2 Britta Huss, M.A

Montag, 21.06.2021
14:00 - 18:00 cientific Writing Lab 3 Britta Huss, M.A