KITbashing Weinbrenner- Digital Recursion in Classicist Architecture


Kitbashing is a practice of combining prefabricated components to build larger, complex models. It began in the 1960s when miniature modellers used parts from commercial kits to build otherwise unavailable models.

In architecture, the concept is relatively new, but Roman and Islamic temples were built with salvaged structural elements from ancient constructions.   The practice took a different turn in the 19th century, when architects regularly used prefabricated classical building elements.

The seminar will explore kitbashing as a tool in a contemporary architectural setting by examining historical projects and their components using digital tools.

Appointment: Tue, 11:30-13:00 pm, Seminar room history of building and architecture

 Bldg. 20.40, R 015

Excursion: after arrangement