Ferda Kolatan Returns to SAC:

Hybrids and Misfits

13 February 2018

AUD at Rundgang 2018:

Deep Reading of Buildings

Städelschule Rundgang 2018

08 February - 11 February 2018

Peter Testa:

Phygital Figures

25 January 2018

PAUL PRUDENCE:

THE LISTENING EYE - AN ARCHITECTONICS OF SOUND

12 January - 14 January 2018

LECTURE AND SEMINAR SERIES

WINTER SEMESTER 2017-18

22 December 2017
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Ferda Kolatan Returns to SAC:

Hybrids and Misfits

13 February 2018
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AUD at Rundgang 2018:

Deep Reading of Buildings

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Städelschule Rundgang 2018

08 February - 11 February 2018
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Peter Testa:

Phygital Figures

25 January 2018
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PAUL PRUDENCE:

THE LISTENING EYE - AN ARCHITECTONICS OF SOUND

12 January - 14 January 2018
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LECTURE AND SEMINAR SERIES

WINTER SEMESTER 2017-18

22 December 2017

WELCOME TO SAC!

THE STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS (SAC) OFFERS A TWO-YEAR POSTGRADUATE MASTER OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMME WITH AN EXCLUSIVE FOCUS ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THROUGH RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENTS. 

Benefitting from its unique setting in the art academy, Städelschule, SAC sees its experimental approach to architecture both as a privilege and disciplinary obligation. In its disciplinary pursuit, the programme situates architecture in a wider social and political context while problematising contemporary cultural problems. SAC’s master programme is highly international, reflected in both faculty and student profiles, and exclusively conducted in English. Over the last three years, more than sixty students from about 20 different countries have at any time pursued their studies in the two-year programme.

Based on the artistic platform supplied by the Städelschule and the rigorous methodology structuring contemporary architectural design, the programme is formulated as a new and innovative approach to the practice of architecture. Work at SAC pursues design problems within a small sub-set of thematic contexts which at any time are defined by the Master Thesis Studios. Each Master Thesis Studio is led by an appointed professor, guest professor or thesis advisor. Reflecting the overall programme of the school, these studios operate autonomously but reflect the culture of the art academy and SAC’s disciplinary concerns. The respective academic and experimental agendas of the Master Thesis Studios complement one another and contribute to a vital and dynamic educational programme. The complementarity of the studio programmes engenders a productive in-house exchange and discourse for the benefit of the students and the development of the experiments and projects undertaken.

While deeply rooted in the discipline of architecture, SAC benefits from the arts’ profound commitment to critical speculation and innovation. Drawing on the small school’s distinct qualities and dynamics, SAC is situated at the cusp between the critical and innovative forces of art and architecture. Through its experimental research and the excellence of its students and graduates, the programme continuously explores disciplinary specific problems and the status of architecture within contemporary society.

SAC PROGRAMME & FacultY line-up 2017-18

SAC proudly announces its faculty line-up for the academic year 2017-18 and three thesis studios led respectively by: Peter Trummer (Architecture and Urban Design); Theodore Spyropoulos of Minimaforms (Advanced Architectural Design); and Johan Bettum (Architecture and Aesthetic Practice). Damjan Jovanovic offers the first semester programme and is intimately involved with the programme of Architecture and Aesthetic Practice. Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley teach history and theory for first year students, and Daniel Birnbaum offers seminars in theory and philosophy.

In addition to its own faculty, SAC will have numerous visitors throughout the year - including its annual public lecture series in the summer semester, and the Städelschule will host a special visitors programme for architecture.

The faculty line-up is supplemented by an extensive visitors programme. In the winter semester a smaller number of renown practitioners and theorists give lectures coupled with seminars. In the summer semester, SAC offers its outstanding guest lecture series with a few accompanying seminars related to ongoing studio work or the overall programme.

SAC Journal

The SAC Journal is a periodical that documents and critically reviews projects and theoretical discussions within contemporary, architectural design culture. The projects and texts published relate to the ongoing interests and ambitions of SAC. The publication series attempts to contribute to the discipline of architecture on a critical and discursive level. Read More

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News

Ferda Kolatan at SAC

13 February 2018

SAC is welcoming Ferda Kolatan who is returning to SAC this week to give a lecture and a seminar. His public lecture HYBRIDS AND MISFITS takes place this Thursday, Feb 15 at 19:00 in Städelschule Aula.

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SAC Prepares Rundgang 2018

31 January 2018

This year’s Rundgang, Städelschule’s Open House Exhibition, opens February 8 and runs with a dense programme through February 11. SAC will showcase work produced in its Master Thesis Studios as well as the First Semester Group. More details to come.

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End-of-Semester Reviews

31 January 2018

SAC’s winter semester closes with End-of-Semester Reviews. The First Semester Group presents its work on 20-21. February and the Master Thesis Studios follow on 22-23. February.

JOYFUL SEASONAL BREAK AND WELCOME 2018

09 January 2018

SAC wishes all its collaborators, partners, students and faculty a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018!

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STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS LECTURE AND SEMINAR SERIES, WINTER SEMESTER 2017-18

20 December 2017

SAC is presenting a lecture and seminar series during winter semester 2017-18.

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Mid-Term-Reviews

15 December 2017

The Mid-Term Reviews for SAC students will take place on 18-21 December.

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF SUGAR - Closing Event

01 December 2017

Our marvellous workshop culminates with a public event on Friday, December 1, 5 pm, where a jury will select the best creation amongst the work exhibited.

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF SUGAR

24 November 2017

The workshop is led by Rolf Stålberg, an architect and specialist in the sugar craft and by Charlotte Birnbaum, a culinary historian and publisher of a series of books on various food and related topics.

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Past events

Review

End-of-Semester Reviews

20 February - 23 February 2018

SAC’s winter semester closes with End-of-Semester Reviews. The First Semester Group presents its work on 20-21. February and the Master Thesis Studios follow on 22-23. February.

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Workshop

FERDA KOLATAN: THE ART OF THE MISFIT

15 February - 16 February 2018

Lecture

FERDA KOLATAN: ​HYBRIDS AND MISFITS

15 February 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Exhibition

Städelschule Rundgang 2018

08 February - 11 February 2018 18:00 pm

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's annual open house exhibition. This year it takes place from February 8-11. SAC will exhibit the work and installations of its students and host events.

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Workshop

Peter Testa: Post-Digital Materialism

25 January - 26 January 2018

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Lecture

Peter Testa: Phygital Figures

25 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Lecture

Paul Prudence: The Listening Eye - An Architectonics of Sound

12 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Workshop

PAUL PRUDENCE: THE LISTENING EYE - AN ARCHITECTONICS OF SOUND

12 January - 14 January 2018

Lecture

Mark Wigley: Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Project

08 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Review

Mid-Term-Reviews

18 December - 21 December 2017

The Mid-Term Reviews for SAC students will take place on 18-21 December.

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Latest events

Review

End-of-Semester Reviews

20 February - 23 February 2018

SAC’s winter semester closes with End-of-Semester Reviews. The First Semester Group presents its work on 20-21. February and the Master Thesis Studios follow on 22-23. February.

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Workshop

FERDA KOLATAN: THE ART OF THE MISFIT

15 February - 16 February 2018

Lecture

FERDA KOLATAN: ​HYBRIDS AND MISFITS

15 February 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Exhibition

Städelschule Rundgang 2018

08 February - 11 February 2018 18:00 pm

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's annual open house exhibition. This year it takes place from February 8-11. SAC will exhibit the work and installations of its students and host events.

Read more

Workshop

Peter Testa: Post-Digital Materialism

25 January - 26 January 2018

Read more

Lecture

Peter Testa: Phygital Figures

25 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Lecture

Paul Prudence: The Listening Eye - An Architectonics of Sound

12 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Workshop

PAUL PRUDENCE: THE LISTENING EYE - AN ARCHITECTONICS OF SOUND

12 January - 14 January 2018

Lecture

Mark Wigley: Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Project

08 January 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Review

Mid-Term-Reviews

18 December - 21 December 2017

The Mid-Term Reviews for SAC students will take place on 18-21 December.

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