Timeless Typologies - “Remodelling Architecture”


About this minor

The minor Timeless Typologies will focus on studying and modelling historical architectural precedents, covering a known oeuvre or style. The chosen theme will be represented by a series of case study projects, regarded as well-respected in the architectural field. The main goal is for students to understand which historical, spatial and technical values of the architectural precedents can be related to present architectural practice.

The research will revitalize the historical context. The analysis will be focused though on the architectural design development and technical outcome of the project. This will accumulate in the making of physical models. This is based on the principle that understanding can only be achieved by remodelling and rebuilding.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the minor you:

  • have acquired knowledge, insights, and skills in the domains of architectural research, design, analysis, and presentation;
  • have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques, with a focus on physical models;
  • have the ability to work individually and in a team, carrying out research, documenting results, visualizing proposals and bringing these across to a professional audience.

Good to know

Admissible students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group.

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Lectures, workshops, physical modelling: all in design studio format.

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

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  • Credits
    ECTS 15
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  • Start date

    11 November 2024

    • Ends
      9 February 2025
    • Term *
      Block MIN S Q2
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These offerings are valid for students of Erasmus University