Dr Christoph Schnoor

Associate Professor, Academic Leader
Architecture
Location: Building 001, Room 2052

Professional memberships

President, Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)

Profile

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Schnoor received his doctorate on Le Corbusier’s early urban design treatise, “La Construction des villes” from Technical University Berlin in 2002. His research areas are: the architecture and perception of urban space; history and theory of modernist architecture, in particular on Le Corbusier; the historiography of modernist architecture through the writings of British-born architect and historian Colin Rowe and Swiss architect Bernhard Hoesli; and theorizing architectural transfer, such as the German colonial architecture in Samoa or émigré architect Ernst Plischke’s architecture between Vienna and Wellington, New Zealand.
 

Supervised thesis projects

Keegan, Rory David Nunweek (2016). Water reigns : an urban storm water treatment facility for Auckland City that educates the public about the issues surrounding the supply of clean water
King, Ashton (2016). The space in-between - representing transcultural exchanges through architecture
Rattray, L. Mason (2016). Tipping the balance : integrative dairy farming for sustainable rural living
Laidlaw, Reagan (2016). Breaking through
Kostiuk-Warren, J. Max (2015). A home today, designed for tomorrow : a home which can be added onto, subtracted from, and adapted as our lives change over time
Belford-Lelaulu, John (2015). Le malofie : a research project invested in the exploration of Pacific art's influence on New Zealand's architecture
Truong, Thanh Thuy (2015). The oneness of Eastern heart & Western mind in future workspace
Undevia, Suchi (2015-10). Pit stop : stitching together medical facility and transport infrastructure
An, Jimin (2014). Korea Korea : architectural choreography of collateral collisions at the DMZ
Mount, Jessica (2014). Through the roof : how can the architectural element - the roof - mediate climatic conditions in a New Zealand context and produce a more efficient, culturally relevant and tectonically expressive building?
Kwan, Flora (2014). Piranesi : [th]reading the repository
Keay, Jean Marilyn (2014). Rethinking the Apia waterfront : a masterplan and educational facility for the waterfront in Apia, Samoa.
Shahram, Shandiz (2014). Architectural analysis : a methodology to understand and inform the design of spaces
Liu, Haidi (2013). 'Art improves the city' : an art centre project proposed in Chifeng, China
Eisenhauer, Jurgen (2013). Empathetic kinaesthesia : sport within architecture
Sedon, Laura (2013). The wall, the joint, the window, stair and door
Walls, Sekai (2013). Architecture as a work-in-progress
Yang, Fan (Frank) (2013). Culture and travel centre : cultural and functional diversity
Chalmers, Joseph (2013). Boundaries in architecture
Storrie, Alastair (2012). Decoherence : Mount Albert Science Center
Blount, Arnika (2012). Wunderkammer : scenes of wonder, speculation and discovery
Croucher, Harry. (2012). Relational connections
King, Jason (2012). Transitions and thresholds in the urban environment: Activating space and identifying place
Smith, Michael (2011). Zen - Christianity: A useful dialogue?
Shang, Erxin (2011). A "pulpitumic" school: The place to project architecture into the consciousness of the public
Fenwick, Tess (2011). Programme : Morphosis. How can spatial adaptability in architecture be improved using kinetic design strategies?
Gavin, Moira (2011). Empowerment by architecture: Design of Auckland's rehabilitation unit

Publications

Schnoor, C. (2016). Far Away From Berlin? A Comparative Interpretation of School and Hospital Architecture in the German Colonies. Fourth International Conference of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), Dublin, Ireland.

Schnoor, C. (2016). Imagery or Principles of the Pacific? An Investigation into Architecture in Samoa. Fabrications. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (Vol. 26:3).

Schnoor, C., & Wilson, S. (2016). Goldfinger revisited. James Bond set designs by Kem Adam as modernist spaces of power. A-M. Brennan & P. Goad, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3665

Schnoor, C. (2015). Le Corbusier's early urban studies as source of experiential architectural knowledge. In J. T. Cueco, Le Corbusier 50 Years Later. International Congress.

Schnoor, C. (2015). Ernst Plischke and the Dixon Street Flats. In P. Hogben and J. O'Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3343

Laidlaw, R., & Schnoor, C. (2015). Biculturalism in New Zealand Correctional Facilities. In P. Hogben and J. O'Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3342

Schnoor, C. (2015). Architecture in Samoa: Imagery or Principles of the Pacific? SAH Annual Conference, Chicago.

Schnoor, C. (2015). Ernst Plischkes Architektur in ihrem neuseelandischen Kontext (Ernst Plischke's architecture in its New Zealand context). Plischke-Society, Vienna.

Schnoor, C. (2015). Le Raum dans "La Construction des villes" de Le Corbusier. Une traduction aux multiples strates linguistiques et culturelles. Carvais, R., Negre, V., Cluzel, J.-S. & Hernu-Belaud, J. Paris.

Hackel, M., Schnoor, C., & Lange, S. (2015). Apia Waterfront Development - A String of Pearls. Wismar, Germany, Hochschule Wismar.

Schnoor, C. (2014). Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation. Gold Coast, Australia, and Auckland, SAHANZ and Unitec ePress.

Schnoor, C. (2014). Ernst A. Plischke - Architekt zwischen den Welten. W. Stelzhammer, M. Spühler, Salzburg, Austria.

Schnoor, C. (2014). Space and the body: Concepts of the Corporeal in Le Corbusier's work. In: Kirsten Wagner and Jasper Cepl (eds.). Images of the Body in Architecture: Anthropology and Built Space. Berlin: Wasmuth.

Schnoor, C. (2014). Between Werkbund and Wartime Sobriety: Ernst Plischke's Designs for Orakei. Christoph Schnoor, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation.

Schnoor, C. (2013). Das Gerichtsgebaude in Apia, Samoa, zwischen den Kulturen. Die Denkmalpflege, ISSN 0947-031-X (Vol. Vol. 71, Issue 1).

Schnoor, C. (2013). Munich to Berlin: The Urban Space of German Cities. Jean-Louis Cohen (ed.), Le Corbusier. An Atlas of Modern Landscapes.

Schnoor, C. (2013). Antonio Amado: Voiture Minimum. Le Corbusier and the Automobile book review. Architectural Histories. Journal of the European Architectural History Network (Vol. Vol 1, No 1 (2013)).

Schnoor, C., and Kromrei, C. (2013). Immeuble-villas between Le Corbusier and Albert Gessner. In A. Leach & A. Brown, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 30, Open (Vol. 2).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2713

Schnoor, C. (2013). Hygiene fuer ein Suedsee-Paradies: preussisch-koloniale Interventionen in Samoa. M. Falser and M. Juneja (eds.) Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell: Grenzgaenge zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2928

Schnoor, C. (2013). Cultural Identity and the City - Auckland, NZ and Wismar. In S. Lampe and J. Muller (eds.) Dialogue "Baukultur" - Innovations in Teaching: Successfully Reinforcing the International Dimension. Wismar: Wismar University of Applied Sciences and DAAD.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2926

Schnoor, C. (2012). L'Italia come modello di spazio urbano: i riferimenti a Venezia, Firenze e Roma ne La Construction des villes. Marida Talamona (ed.) L'Italia di Le Corbusier. Milano: Mondadori Electa.

Blount, A., and Schnoor, C. (2012). Wunderkammer: Scenes of Discovery, Experiment and Spatial Fabulation in Early Modern Europe. Stuart King and Stephen Loo, Fabulations.

Schnoor, C. (2012). Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe: Phenomenal Transparency as method for analysis and design. Stuart King and Stephen Loo, Fabulations.

Schnoor, C. (2012). Stadt und kulturelle Identitat. Dialog Baukultur, Wismar, Germany.

Schnoor, C., Wild, A., Collins, K., Storrie, A., Taliva'a, J., and Babatugon, J. (2012). Living Heritage: A New Life for he Courthouse. Apia, Samoa, Old Courthouse.

Wild, A., and Schnoor, C. (2012). The former Courthouse Apia, Samoa. Conservation plan. Government of Samoa, Auckland.

Schnoor, C. (2011). "Le Corbusier's manuscript La Construction des villes between French language and German practice: a multi-layered translation". Cluzel, J.-S. (Ed), Traduire l'architecture / Translating architecture. Journees d'etudes, INHA, Paris.

Schnoor, C. (2011). Colin Rowe: Space as Well-Composed Illusion. Journal of Art Historiography, ISSN 2042-4752 (Vol. No. 5, December 2011).

Schnoor, C. (2011). "The idea of an imperceptible modernism in Ernst Plischke's work". Moulis, A. and Van der Plaat, D. (Eds), Audience. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2011).

Schnoor, C., and Taliva'a, J. (2011). "Samoan Village Space in Transition". Moulis, A. and Van der Plaat, D. (Eds), Audience. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2011).

Schnoor, C. (2010). Le Corbusier's ambivalent image of the human body. International Conference "Images of the Body in Architecture. Anthropology and Built Space", Berlin, 15 - 17 April.

Schnoor, C., Glass, C., Schachtschneider, S., and Schulz, A. (2010). Deutsche Kolonialarchitektur: Schul- und Krankenhausbauten in den deutschen Kolonien 1884-1914. Wismar, Germany. Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design, 9-19 March.

Schnoor, C. (2010). Drawing with words: Colin Rowe's imaginative historiography. Chapman, M. and Ostwald, M. (Eds), Imagining. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2010).

Schnoor, C. (2010). Atelier 5: Ruhwald 1965. Carsten Krohn (ed.), Das ungebaute Berlin. Berlin: DOM Publishers.

Schnoor, C. (2010). . Review of J. K. Birksted. Le Corbusier and the Occult, Journal of Architecture (Vol. 15 (5)).

Schnoor, C. (2010). The competition and the search for the grand solution: Le Corbusier in Geneva, New York and Berlin. Master of Architecture workshop, Chalmers University, Gothenburg (Sweden), 3 May.

Schnoor, C. (2010). Colin Rowe's "Space-Talk". Collins-Kaufmann Forum, Columbia-University, New York, 7 December.

Schnoor, C. (2010). From theory to practice - 39 opinions. Williams, A., Ostwald, M. J., Askland, H. H. (Eds), Creativity, Design and Education. Theories Positions and Challenges. Sydney: ALTC.

Schnoor, C. (2010). Space in Words: Colin Rowe's essays on modern architecture. Glasgow Colloquium on Art Historiography, Glasgow, 25-27 November.

Schnoor, C. (2009). Le Corbusier's aesthetic urbanism. University of Texas, School of Architecture Guest Presentation.

Schnoor, C. (2009). Reform Urban Design. International Bauakademie, Berlin (Guest Lecture).

Schnoor, C. (2009). Albert Schaaffhausen: A German Architect in Samoa, 1901-14. Gatley, J. (Ed), Cultural Crossroads: Proceedings of the 26th International SAHANZ ConferenceCultural Crossroads Conference.

Schnoor, C. (2008). Raum und Form. Die Suche nach Prinzipien des Sehens und Entwerfens. DAAD Guest Lecture.

Schnoor, C. (2008). Local or global? German colonial architecture in Samoa. DAAD Guest Lecture.

Schnoor, C. (2008). Reshaping paradise. Wilhelm Solf's town renewal in Apia, Samoa. Beyon, D., and de Jong, U. (Eds), History In Practice: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2008) (Vol. CD Rom).

Schnoor, C. (2008). La Construction des villes. Le Corbusiers erstes stadtebauliches Traktat von 1910/11. .

Schnoor, C. (2008). How do design and research relate to each other? Symposium Architectural design: process and teaching, Unitec Institute of Technology.

Schnoor, C. (2007). Jasmax. (Stratford, S. (ed.) A4 NZ Architects Monograph series). Architecture New Zealand (Vol. 4 July/August).

Schnoor, C., Van Wezel, M., Hursthouse, K., and Toy, P. (2006). Contemporary architecture in Europe. Study tour 2006. Unitec School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Seminar Series.

Schnoor, C. (2006). The aesthetic city: Le Corbusier's earliest study on urban design. Unitec School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Seminar Series.

Schnoor, C. (2006). Heimatschutz and engineer's aesthetic: A strange alliance in the writings of Joseph August Lux. McMinn, T., Stephens, J., and Basson, S. (Eds), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII Annual Conference 2006SAHANZ 2006 'Contested terrains' Conference.

Schnoor, C. (2006). "Soyez de votre temps" - William Ritter et Le Corbusier. Von Moos, S., Ruegg, A., and Fondation_Le_Corbusier, Le Corbusier, La Suisse et les Suisses.

Schnoor, C. (2005). Celebrating idea over reality: Oceanic and European architecture. Presented to the Berlin Forum fur Architectur - und Stadforschung 'Oceanic architecture', 6 December, Berlin, Germany.

Schnoor, C. (2005). Le Corbusier's uncompleted treatise 'La Corbusier des villes' of 1910. Presented to the University of Queensland School of Geography, Planning and Architecture 2005 Talks series, 10 May, Brisbane, Australia.

Schnoor, C. (2005). Back to the sources of Le Corbusier's urbanist theories: The uncompleted treatise 'La construction des villes' of 1910. Presented to the Collins-Kaufmann Forum, Columbia University, 15 November, New York.

Schnoor, C. (2005). 'Soyez de rotre temps' le Corbusier and William Ritter. Presented to the Le Corbusier et les suissess, 3-5 November, Zurich, Switzerland.

Schnoor, C. (2005). Celebrating idea over reality: Some approximations of the primitive in Oceanic and European architecture. In A. Leach & G. Matthewson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (pp. 323-327). Napier: SAHANZ. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand 'Celebration', 24-27 September, Napier.

Schnoor, C. (2005). Stadtebau zwischen beaute' und utilite': La construction des villes von Charles Edouard Jeanneret. In V. Magnago Lampugnani & M. Noell (Eds.), Stadtformen: Die architektur der stadt zwischen imagination und knostruktion (pp. 232-245). Zurich: gta Publishers.