Konrad Fischer, Architect BYAK - Shanghai (China), Tongji University 2015-3-31
Hosted by CAUP Tongji University/UNESCO World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & Pacific Region
Moderator: Yongjie CAI, PhD, Professor and Director of Architectural Faculty of Tongji University
The far Utopia as land of happiness, order, science and pleasure for the european upper class since the 16th century. History and examples with a special focus on Frankonia (Franken).
The legendary traveller Marco Polo was the first who brought the fairy tales and faboulous news from Cathay (North China) to Europe. After about 150 manuscripts in diverse old Italian and French idioms, in Latin and German the first printed and widely spread edition of his travel stories came out in the Frankonian metropole Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 1477. Marco Polo inflamed the interest for a Chinese world of wonders and this idea spread in the European high society with rising effects on architecture, landscape gardening, fashion and crafts through the centuries. Jesuit missionaries at the Chinese imperial court, sailors, globetrotters and merchants enforced the gentlefolks' desire to live and make love in stylish Chinese surroundings. However, there was a lack of real and very costly Chinese arts and crafts and in addition the wish of the European touch in it gave birth to a 'Do It Yourself' - campaign which supplied whole Europe with products nearly or combined with things of real Chinese or Japanese origin. A lot of great & little examples of such 'Chinoiserie'/'Japonaiserie/Japonism' in various fields – especially from Frankonia but also from Italy, France and Sweden. A closer look at the historical background of the cultural transfer from Asia to Europe to expand our understanding of the European devotion and passion for an exotic paradise named China or Japan.
Exterior and interior chinois / chinoiserie / Chinese / japonaiserie / japonism / Japanese building examples are shown from:
Bomarzo. Parco Bosco / Monster Park
Munich (München): The Beer-Garden-Pagode of the English garden (Biergarten-Pagode im englischen Garten), Nymphenburg Palace and Park (Schloss & Garten) with Orangery (Orangerie), the little park palaces: Pagodenburg, Amalienburg, Magdalenenklause - Artificial ruin with grotto-chapel (Künstliche Ruine mit Grottenkapelle)
Bayreuth: Hermitage (Eremitage) with Old and New Palace (Altes & Neues Schloss), Temple of the Sun (Sonnentempel), Grotto-house, Japan Cabinet, Chinese-style Mirror Cabinet, Upper and Lower Grotto (Obere & Untere Grotte), Fontaine
Sansparail: Rock Garden (Felsengarten) with Belvedere on the Äolus Rock (Aeolus-Felsen)
Berlin: Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss) with Porcelain Cabinet (Porzellankabinett) and Chinese Gallery (Chinesische Galerie), Schönhausen Orangery (Orangerie)
Bamberg: Chinese Cabinet in the New Residence (Chinakabinett in der Neuen Residenz)
Versailles: Le Petit Trianon
Stockholm-Drottningholm: Chinese Pavilion (Kina Slott)
Wuerzburg (Würzburg): Prince-Bishop's Residence (Fürstbischöfliche Residenz): Mirror Room / Cabinet (Spiegelkabinett).
Konrad Fischer, Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Architect, born in 1955
1976-81 Study of architecture at the Technical University of Munich
1979 takeover of the architecture office, established in 1956 by the then deceased father.
1982-84 Internship at the Bavarian State Conservation Office.
1990 Office extension with specialized planning departments for
structural engineering, building services and building physics.
1979-2015 450 completed projects, mostly monument-
repair of private & public clients as well as ongoing technical & economic consulting of home buyers and homeowners.
Extensive involvement in architecture & consumer protection
issues in print / TV media, webmaster of the international "Old
Building and Monument Preservation Information" www.konrad-
fischer-info.de with web pages in 20 languages - even Chinese / Japanese.
Since 1988 many seminars and lectures for various academic,
voluntary & commercial education institutions & technical
publications in Germany & abroad.
Since 1990 Member of the Advisory Board for the Preservation of
Monuments of the German Castle Association.
A video from Konrad Fischer - Shanghai/Hochstadt am Main 2015
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http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de (20 Languages)
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/repair.htm - Building Repair Strategy
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/english.htm - Welcome to the International Preservation and Conservation Homepage
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/heating.htm - The Art of Sound & Healthy Heating
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/2auffen.htm - The Scam of Rising Damp
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/7mold.htm - Mold in Your House - What to Do?