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Research interests

Tilo Amhoff is interested in the social, economic, and political conditions of the social labour process of the production of architecture and the built environment, especially its regulatory frameworks and its relations of production, such as the relation between the intellectual work of planning and the manual work of building. He is currently working on the manuscript for a book entitled The making of plans: Germany, 1862- 1932, which explores architectural, urban, and economic plans, and searches for the beginnings of the plan as instrument and product of regulation, organisation, and administration. Tilo Amhoff has a lasting interest in the written legal and technical documents architects produce and use, which started with his research of the transformations of building contracts, including legal obligations, building specifications, and working drawings, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in England. His most recent project explores the agenda and challenge of Marxist architectural history and theory in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in the context of the student movement, and a vital reminder of a time in which students were the producers of their education, critiquing the education they were presented with and independently developing alternative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary modes of learning.

Supervisory Interests

Tilo Amhoff is interested in PhD proposals in the history of architecture and planning in the context of international modernisms, especially proposals that address the material practices of the production of architecture and its intellectual and manual labours, and interdisciplinary approaches that mobilise the knowledge and methods of the humanities.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

… → 2017

Master, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

… → 2004

Master, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

… → 2001

External positions

Chair of the Steering Group, Architectural Humanities Research Association

2019 → …

External Examiner, University of the Arts London


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Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
nineteenth century
twentieth century
cultural technique

Produktionsbedingungen der Architektur: Zwischen Autonomie und Heteronomie

Amhoff, T. (ed.), Hilbig, H. (ed.) & Weckherlin, G. (ed.), 1 May 2018, Dresden: Thelem Universitätsverlag. 202 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited

Urban Development


Amhoff, T., Hilbig, H. & Weckherlin, G., 1 May 2018, Produktionsbedingungen der Architektur: Zwischen Autonomie und Heteronomie. Amhoff, T., Hilbig, H. & Weckherlin, G. (eds.). Dresden: Thelem Universitätsverlag, p. 9-12 4 p. (Forum Architekturwissenschaft).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Cultural Studies

Industries of Architecture

Amhoff, T., Beech, N. & Lloyd Thomas, K., 19 Nov 2015, Industries of Architecture. Lloyd Thomas, K., Amhoff, T. & Beech, N. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Social organization
Capital requirements
Social relations
Professional practice

Industries of Architecture

Lloyd Thomas, K. (ed.), Amhoff, T. (ed.) & Beech, N. (ed.), 19 Nov 2015, London: Routledge. 345 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited

Modern Architecture