Courses for the Master I fall semester 2018/19

ATECVO – Architekturtechnologie Vorlesung I Master – 1. Semester
Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung ist es anhand von realisierten Architekturprojekten die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Struktur, Form und Raum herauszuarbeiten. Ferner soll durch eine, im Anlassfall gegebene Gewichtung der Struktur, der Form oder des Raums die erzielte Gestaltfindung evaluiert werden. Gibt es eine Wahrheit in der Konstruktion? Wie viel Fake verträgt der Betrachter?


STUDIOUE – Projektuebung I Master – 1. 2. Semester

Das Entwerfen im Masterstudium findet in der inhaltlich-räumlichen Organisationsform eines Studios statt, in denen praxisnah konzentriertes Arbeiten im engen gedanklichen Austausch mit anderen möglich ist.
Die Aufgabenstellung der Studios reicht vom Maßstab der urbanen Landschaft, der gewachsenen Kulturlandschaft, der Region und der Stadt über einzelne Gebäudetypen bis hin zum Detail von Konstruktion, Darstellung und Raum. Integral gedachte Entwürfe für Gegenstände und Räume werden mit Positionierungen im stattfindenden gesellschaftlichen Wandelungsprozess, d.h. mit Gestaltungsvorschlägen für die Veränderung in der Zeit verbunden. Die integrierende Entwurfslehre beinhaltet daher die Wahrnehmung und Reflektion der interdisziplinären Grundlagen und Zusammenhänge des erweiterten Spektrums der Architektur. Die Vermittlung eines integrativen Verständnisses zukunftsorientierter Themen und Aufgabenstellungen baut inhaltlich wie gestalterisch auf den erworbenen Grundlagen des Bachelorstudiums auf. Die integrative Lehre mit transdisziplinärem Charakter eröffnet den StudentInnen einen zukunftsorientierten Handlungsraum für die Praxis und Theorie im erweiterten Feld der Architektur.
Die Kombination von Projektarbeit und inhaltlich dazu passenden Wahlfächern ermöglicht den Einzelnen im Rahmen des Studiums hierbei individuell eine besondere fachliche Vertiefung.
BAUSE – Baustoffexperimente I Master – Wahlfach

Die Studierenden setzen sich in der Lehrveranstaltung mit dem Erforschen und Bauen im full-scale modus in Hinblick auf neue und vor allem auch “Noch-nicht-Baustoffe” auseinander.

MuTSE – Material und Technologie I Master – Wahlfach
Die Entscheidung für ein bestimmtes Material in der Architektur ist stark an die jeweilige Eigenschaften des Materials und deren Vorteile (aber auch Nachteile) für den geplanten Einsatz gebunden. Die Wechselwirkung zwischen Material und Technologie steht im Zentrum des Interesses. Anhand von zu analysierenden Beispielen wird der Blick dafür geschärft, was die Materialwahl beeinflusst und welche Technologien dabei eingesetzt werden. Es soll nach Alternativen sowohl im Sinne des Materials als auch der verwendeten Technologien gesucht werden.

MatSE – Material und Technologie I Master – Wahlfach

Die Studierenden setzen sich in der Lehrveranstaltung mit der konstruktiv-materiellen Ausformulierung in Hinblick auf den Entwurfsansatz und Architektursprache auseinander. Hierbei werden einzelne Gestaltungselemente herausgearbeitet, die aufgrund ihres Zusammenwirkens und architektonischen Wahrnehmung eine Gesamtheit bilden.
RaStSE – Raumstrukturen Seminar I Master – Wahlfach

Raumdefinitionen entstehen, indem geometrische Elemente in ein wahrnehmbares Strukturgerüst angeordnet werden und so miteinander in eine erfahrbare Relation treten, welche die Teile zu einem Ganzen miteinander verknüpft. Das Seminar untersucht diese Wechselwirkung von Raum und Struktur anhand von Architekturprojekten und vermittelt unterschiedliche Prinzipien der Ordnung des architektonischen Raumes in Bezug auf dessen architektonische Idee.
KuESE – Konstruieren und Entwerfen I Master – Wahlfach
Die Lehrveranstaltung behandelt die Schnittstelle zwischen Entwurf und Konstruktion. Dabei werden sowohl die Möglichkeiten zur konstruktiven Umsetzung von konkreten Entwurfsaspekten als auch der potenzielle ästhetische Wert von Materialien und Bauweisen untersucht und angewendet
STSE – System Technologies I Master – Wahlfach

Untersucht werden in dieser Lehrveranstaltung Entwürfe und Gebäude unterschiedlicher Größenordnung deren Grundidee im Systematischen liegt. Erarbeitet werden die Zusammenhänge zwischen Konstruktionsprinzipien und strukturell-systematischen Herangehensweisen an den Gebäudeentwurf.
TyKoSE – Typologie und Kontext I Master – Wahlfach

In der Lehrveranstaltung werden verschiedene Gebäudetypologien auf ihren Aufbau und die Wechselwirkung mit ihrem zeitlich örtlichen Kontext hin untersucht. Es werden spezifische Parameter im Zusammenhang mit der an sie gestellten Anforderungen herausgearbeitet und in charakteristische Gruppen klassifiziert. Danach werden mögliche neue Kombinationen im Zusammenhang mit unterschiedlichen Szenarien entwickelt.
STINSE – Städtische Infrastruktur I Master – Wahlfach

Die Lehrveranstaltung bietet sowohl aus historischer als auch zeitgenössischer Perspektive Überblick über urbane Infrastrukturen im Kontext zukunftsfähiger, sozial, ökonomisch und ökologisch nachhaltiger Stadtregionen. Anhand von Schlüsseltexten und Schlüsselprojekten werden Themen wie grüne und blaue Infrastruktur, nachhaltige Mobilitätslösungen, Ver-, Entsorgungs- und Sharing Infrastrukturen im Bezugsrahmen Stadt und Umland erarbeite
PMVU – Projektmanagement I Master – Wahlfach
Unter Projektmanagement im Bauwesen wird die Summe aus Projektleitung und Projektsteuerung verstanden. Es umfasst die Koordination aller für die Realisierung eines Bauwerks notwendigen Planungs- und Bauprozesse. Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung sind neben den allgemeinen Projektmanagementgrundlagen die wesentlichen Aufgabenbereiche des Projektmanagements bei einem Bauprojekt. Dazu gehören insbesondere die Planung der Projektstruktur, der Projektorganisation und der Projektkommunikation sowie das Terminmanagement, das Kostenmanagement, das Qualitätsmanagement und das Vertragsmanagement.
ATECVO – Structure Form Space Lecture I Master – 1. Semester
The course discusses the interrelations of structure, form and space with the aid of actual architecture projects. The aim is also to evaluate the final design by assessing structure, form or space. Is there truth in construction? How much fake can the viewer stand?


STUDIOUE – Integral Design Studio Practical I Master – 1. 2. Semester
Design work on the master’s degree course takes place in the spacious, organisational form of a studio, in which concentrated work that is in line with real practice is possible with others in a close exchange of ideas. The tasks assigned to the studio range from criteria for the urban landscape, the developed cultural landscape, the region and the city through individual types of buildings, to the details of construction, interpretation and space. Designs for objects and spaces – which have been integrally thought out – are connected with their positions in the ongoing social process of change; that is to say, connected with design suggestions for change through time. The integrating teaching of design thus includes the awareness and reflection of the interdisciplinary, basic principles and interrelationships of architecture’s broader spectrum. The mediation of an integrative understanding of forward-looking ideas and task assignments is based on the principles learned on the bachelor’s degree, both as far as content and creativity are concerned. The integrative teaching with its cross-disciplinary character opens up to the students a forward-looking area of action for practice and theory in the broader field of architecture. The combination of project work and optional subjects that fit in with this contents-wise enable individual students to consolidate their specific specialist area within the context of their studies.
CMESE – Construction material experiments I Master – Elective subject

In this course, students will deal with research and construction in full-scale mode with respect to new and, above all, to “undefined construction materials”.
MaTSE – Material and Technology I Master – Elective subject

The decision to use a certain material in architecture is greatly dependent on the respective properties of the material and their advantages (and disadvantages) in view of their planned use. Here, the interaction between material and technology is a central issue. Based on examples to be analysed, awareness will be raised as to what may influence material choice and which technologies are used in the process. The aim is to seek alternatives both in terms of the material and applied technologies.
MTSE – Materialisation I Master – Elective subject

Course students are required to investigate the constructive and material formulation with regard to the design approach and architectural language. In the process, individual design elements will be elaborated which form a whole owing to their concurrence and architectural perception.
SpStSE – Spatial structure I Master – Elective subject
Spatial definitions are created when geometric elements are arranged into a perceptible structural framework, thus entering into a tangible relationship which links all the parts to form a whole. This seminar investigates the interaction of space and structure based on architectural projects and also conveys different principles of order of architectural space in relation to its architectural concept.
KuESE – Construction and design I Master – Elective subject
This course focuses on the interface between design and construction. It will investigate and utilise possibilities of constructive implementation of concrete design aspects as well as the potential aesthetic value of materials and construction methods.
STSE – System Technologies I Master – Elective subject

This course takes a closer look at designs and buildings on various different scales whose basic concept is a systematic one. It is aimed to elaborate connections between construction principles and structural-systematic approaches to building design.
TyCoSE – Typology and Context I Master – Elective subject

The course involves analysing the structure of different building typologies and their interaction in the context of time and place. Specific parameters are elaborated in connection with the requirements they need to fulfil and classified as characteristic groups. After that, possibly new combinations are developed in relation to various different scenarios.
UrInSE – Urban infrastructure I Master – Elective subject
The course offers an overview of urban infrastructures from a historical as well as a contemporary perspective in the context of socially, economically and ecologically sustainable urban regions. Based on key texts and key projects, topics such as green and blue infrastructure, sustainable mobility solutions, supply, disposal and sharing infrastructures are developed in relation to the urban and peri-urban area.
PMVU – Project management I Master –
Elective subject


In the building trade, project management combines project management and project steering. It involves the co-ordination of all necessary planning and construction processes required for the realisation of a building. Important task areas of project management include general project management basics and the core tasks of building project management: development of the project structure, project organisation, project communication, scheduling, cost management, quality and contract management.

Courses for the Master I summer semester 2018



STUDIOUE – Integral Design Studio I Master – 1. 2. 3. Semester
Design work on the master’s degree course takes place in the spacious, organisational form of a studio, in which concentrated work that is in line with real practice is possible with others in a close exchange of ideas.
The tasks assigned to the studio range from criteria for the urban landscape, the developed cultural landscape, the region and the city through individual types of buildings, to the details of construction, interpretation and space. Designs for objects and spaces – which have been integrally thought out – are connected with their positions in the ongoing social process of change; that is to say, connected with design suggestions for change through time. The integrating teaching of design thus includes the awareness and reflection of the interdisciplinary, basic principles and interrelationships of architecture’s broader spectrum. The mediation of an integrative understanding of forward-looking ideas and task assignments is based on the principles learned on the bachelor’s degree, both as far as content and creativity are concerned. The integrative teaching with its cross-disciplinary character opens up to the students a forward-looking area of action for practice and theory in the broader field of architecture. The combination of project work and optional subjects that fit in with this contents-wise enable individual students to consolidate their specific specialist area within the context of their studies.
MatSE – Materialisation I Master – Elective subject
Following research, analysis and evaluation of building materials, building method and architectural design, students will view projects under construction accompanied by the planners. The projects in Austria and neighbouring countries are projects of prime architectural quality.
MuTSE – Material and Technology I Master – Elective subject
The decision to use a certain material in architecture is greatly dependent on the respective properties of the material and their advantages (and disadvantages) in view of their planned use. Here, the interaction between material and technology is a central issue. Based on examples to be analysed, awareness will be raised as to what may influence material choice and which technologies are used in the process. The aim is to seek alternatives both in terms of the material and applied technologies.
RaStSE – Spatial Structure I Master – Elective subject
We define space by arranging individual geometric elements (line, surface, rod, disk, etc.) in a perceivable structural frame. The silhouette of an object, for example, may – but need not – be a readable shape.
Architecture is equally founded on structures that cannot be restricted to room layouts, supporting structures, principles of access, etc, but that rather rest upon the ability to articulate architecture and on our perception.

STSE – System Technologies I Master – Elective subject
This course takes a closer look at designs and buildings on various different scales whose basic concept is a systematic one. It is aimed to elaborate connections between construction principles and structural-systematic approaches to building design.
LTSE – Low-tech architecture I Master – Elective subject
This course will concentrate on studying concepts and construction philosophies that consciously do without technology in architecture and in which architectural formulations are developed from technology. New relationships are sought that will allow for easy functionality, manufacture, operation and maintenance as well as robustness. This seemingly simple technology is the result of a complex thinking process that embraces all phases of a project. Based on examples that will be elaborated, awareness is raised for the complexity of architecture in comparison to low-tech concepts, which will also be conceptualised.
StRaFoSE – Structure Form Space I Master – Elective subject
The course discusses the interrelations of structure, form and space with the aid of actual architecture projects. The aim is also to evaluate the final design by assessing structure, form or space. Is there truth in construction? How much fake can the viewer stand?
AVAVU – Call for tenders, contract placement, billing I Master – Elective subject
Principles of costing – Call for tenders schedule – Tender – Price comparison – Contract placement – Acceptance of tender – Execution – Billing – Form, type and contents of tender documents – Placement procedure and types of placement (Ö-Norm A 2050, Bundesvergabegesetz 2006, as amended) – Drawing up schedules of service (Ö-Norm A 2063, specifications) – Specifications as an integral part of the construction contract (legal principles, preliminary remarks, standards) – Cost control and order management – Billing construction services.
KomaSE – Cost management I Master – Elective subject
““The architect as an businessman”
Office cost control, internal project control, corporate management, calculation of average office costs, cost accounting modes, techniques of corporate management, staff management, marketing and acquisition, business plan, calculating project hours, survival techniques.
ZfAVO – Civil law for architects I Master – Elective subject
General and specific contract law, law of damages, real estate law.
AmSSE – Working with steel I Master – Elective subject
The aim of this course is to familiarise students with a material that is being used for an increasing range of applications in architecture and its properties by engaging in a fundamental analysis. On the basis of their own design, they will review appropriate use and technical options for realisation. The possibility of “hands-on” work will ensure that students handle this material with a conscious attitude and knowledge.
DEVU – Detailed design I Master – Elective subject
Students are to be made aware of the necessity of DETAIL DESIGN and to recognise that details such as openings or dormer windows in the historic town centre, chimneys, railings, downpipes, ventilation systems and many more require special attention, as they can often have an unfavourable impact on the appearance of buildings.
By providing positive and negative examples and allowing students spontaneously to elaborate alternatives to the latter, the aim is to increase awareness and practise creating alternatives.