1 Stelle einer/eines Universitätsassistentin/Universitätsassistenten für 5 Jahre,
40 Stunden/Woche, voraussichtlich ab 01.01.2019,
am Institut für Architekturtechnologie.
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 07.09.2018


STUDENTISCHE MITARBEITERINNEN GESUCHT ab dem 01.10.2018 am Institut für Architekturtechnologie.
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 15.08.2018


2 Stelle einer/eines Universitätsassistentin/Universitätsassistenten für 5 Jahre, 40 Stunden/Woche, voraussichtlich ab 01.09.2018, am Institut für Architekturtechnologie.
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 15.06.2018

European first grip fixing façade – Recyclable façade system with reclosable fastener fixation

S.ARCH International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment 2018
22.-24.05.2018, Venice, Italy

Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS) has a gap in sustainability assessment of the entire life-cycle (including profitable separation, disposal and recycling) and positive recycling behavior of building components at the end of the period of use (recovery of resources). The aim of the research project facade4zeroWaste was the idea of a recyclable facade insulation system that can easily be dismantled after its lifetime and reused thanks to an innovative grip fixing system – Grip fixing instead of adhesive. The project facade4zeroWaste includes the development, architectural design relevance, grants of patents, results of pre-certification testing’s and the product publication. In January 2017 the façade system was presented from Sto SE & Co. KGaA Germany as the product StoSystain R on the building fair BAU 2017 in Munich. There the façade system was getting the prize: Innovation Award for Architecture and Building. The first 6 building projects with the StoSystain R system are realized already in year 2017 and 2018 and in the near future more objects with StoSystain are planned.

Speech by:
Univ. Projectass. Dr. techn. Dipl. Ing. Arch.
Ferdinand Oswald

1 Stelle einer/eines Universitätsassistentin/Universitätsassistenten für 5 Jahre, 40 Stunden/Woche, voraussichtlich ab 1. Februar 2018, am Institut für Architekturtechnologie.
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018

1 Stelle einer/eines Universitätsassistentin/Universitätsassistenten für 5 Jahre, 40 Stunden/Woche, voraussichtlich ab 1. Februar 2018, am Institut für Architekturtechnologie.


Sehr geehrte Studierende und Institute,
wie schon die Jahre zuvor finden auch in diesem Jahr wieder die Piran Days of Architecture in Piran, Slowenien, statt. Neben dem Kongress mit internationalen Referenten wird es den prestigeträchtigen PIRANESI AWARD 2017 für Studierendenentwürfe geben. In den Jahren 2011 und 2013 wurden Studentenprojekte der Architekturfakultät, TU Graz bereits mit 1.Preisen ausgezeichnet. Der PIRANESI AWARD ist EUROPAWEIT an den Architekturschulen ausgeschrieben. Das Auswahlgremium für die TU Graz wird vom IAT I Institut für Architekturtechnologie gestellt.

Eingereicht werden können Projektübungen aus den Masterstudios und Diplome des letzten Studienjahres. je 1 Arbeit pro Teilnehmer / Teilnehmerin (auch bei Gruppenarbeiten). Deadline : 10.10.2016 / 12:00Uhr / Institut für Architekturtechnologie im Sekretariat bei Frau
Schmallegger, Rechbauerstr. 12/1 oder per Mail ansradulescu@tugraz.at (auch bei Rückfragen)

Einzureichende Unterlagen:
A3 – Verkleinerungen der schon bestehenden Projektposter. (Hinweis es ist kein neues Layout für das Auswahlverfahren notwendig) Erläuterungsbericht // A4 max. 2 Seiten // Schrift: Arial 11 // mit Name und Kontaktdaten weitere Infos:



World Sustainable Built Environment Conference Hong Kong (WSBE17)

5.-7. June 2017, Hong Kong


WSBE17 Hong Kong is the world conference of the 2015-2017 cycle of the renowned SBE Conference Series, which is now considered to be the most influential of its kind globally. Following Hong Kong’s selection as the host city, WSBE17 Hong Kong will conclude the cycle by embracing all of the findings from the 20 regional conferences held in different parts of the world in 2016.


Effective natural ventilation in the context of the study “Reduce A/C” is based on the development of specific facade openings for buildings in urban areas. Problems relating to air pollution and noise emission require additional consideration. Opening typologies, façade structures and floor plan configurations are yet to be optimised for this purpose in order to achieve best possible flow behaviour and highest possible air exchange rates by taking account of the opening and façade sections of residential high-rises. Further concepts need to be tested in wind tunnel experiments and numerical flow simulations, followed by a comparison of results to each other to obtain optimum combinations.

Opening up the façade to the interior space proves difficult in large cities in Europe, but above all, in China, since filtering air as a measure of pollutant reduction would probably cause a decrease in the fresh air supply due to air resistance offered by the air filter. There is therefore a risk of insufficient air exchange for indoor comfort. As opposed to mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation is a process in which airflow pressure conditions solely rely on architectural elements such as opening types, façade structures and floor plan configurations. Numerous scientific papers expressly state the necessity of research into this issue without having presented any results up to now.

Hence, future research projects will need to deliver answers to questions such as the following: how can filters be designed to work sufficiently well without interfering with air exchange? Which opening types allow the integration of filter systems (perforated walls or large openings)? How can façade openings be modified to enable optimised air exchange despite using air filter applications that offer increased air resistance?

speech by:

Univ. Projektass. Dr. techn. Dipl. Ing. FERDINAND OSWALD

titel: Filter Facade


5.-7. June 2017, Hong Kong


Reduce A/C

Reducing the utilisation of air conditioning in high-rise buildings in subtropic al and tropical climate regions

„With its extensive explorations, this book offers an important contribution to the field of climate conscious and energy efficient construction in tropics and subtropics alike.” Werner Sobek

The utilisation and power consumption of these systems in humid and hot subtropical regions is colossal and being a major disadvantage of air conditioners. Additionally the split system air conditioning emits huge amounts of heat into the outer air, leading to an overheating of the urban environment. Statistical calculations suggest that urban populations will almost double by 2050, increasing from 3.5 to 6.3 billion. Hence, energy demand for cooling would also nearly double by 2050. It is also likely that further extreme densification will occur, especially in large cities in subtropical and tropical regions, thus leading to an increase in problems concerning higher power consumption and an exacerbation of the heat island effect. The main question in this book is concerned with the possibility of employing architectural means to provide sufficient comfort in those regions without having to use air conditioners. The book defines core terms relating to comfort and to tropical and subtropical climate zones and it explains the evaluation methods and criteria used for the four case studies. An examination of different perspectives of analysis and of local cooling techniques based on a psychrometric diagram is followed by an investigation into the functionality of individual cooling techniques and their architectural potentials to improve comfort. Finally the book provides a summary and outlook on the levels of investigation, also including a closer look at research required in the future..

Speaker:Univ. Projektass. Dr. techn. Dipl. Ing. Arch. Ferdinand Oswald

Afro-Asiatisches Institut, Vortragsaal

Leechgasse 24, 8010 Graz

Do, 18.Mai, 2017, 19:00

After -Show-Party with drinks and snacks

Structure Space Technology

Structure – Space – Technology

The lecture deals with the topic of architectural systems and focuses on the relationship between architectural space and its defining elements. It examines the interrelationships between three basic components of architectural design: structure, space and technolgy.
The architectural object is hereby understood as a relational system. Within this system, the structure represents a relationship between the parts, how they connect and form a whole. So each architectural object underlines a structural basis, the grammar for a coherent formulation of space and volumetry. The analysis is therefore a genotypical one – as a system of spatial order – and not a phenotypical one – in terms of shape or surface.
The interrelationships between structure, space and technology will be exemplified on built projects, ranging from modern to contemporary architecture. The evaluation is carried out through comparative project analysis. The topics include, amongst others, the aspects truth and fake, duality, relativity and abstraction.
The aim of the lecture is to provide an understanding of architecture as an ordering of spatial relationships and to make architectural concepts and principles understandable.

Speaker:Professor Roger RIEWE

Lecture at Tongji University

April, 6th at 7pm