Courses for the Master I fall semester 2016/17

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.
Mat1SE - Materialisation 1 Building materials I Master - Elective subject Interactive discussion of problem awareness with regard to using current and new building materials. Special emphasis on plastics, phase-change materials, lightweight materials, composites, renewable materials and “strange materials”, materials that are not (yet) building materials. Talks by manufacturers and visits to companies round off this practical seminar.
Mat3SE - Materialisation 3 Project viewing I Master - Elective subject Following research, analysis and evaluation of building materials, building method, architectural design, use, urban integration, etc., students will view the completed projects accompanied by the planners. The projects in Austria and neighbouring countries are projects of prime architectural quality.
DESE - Detailed design Seminar I Master - Elective subject A wide range of design methods, strategies and tools illustrate the possibilities for design but also for solving and implementing details. On the basis of examples to be elaborated, the aim is to hone the student’s awareness of what goes to make up the detail and what methods and strategies can produce similar or other detail solutions.
SuFSE - Structure and facade I Master - Elective subject The course examines the complex features of a façade in the context of a building structure at various levels, taking a closer look at the interrelations inherent in such a system.
InBSE - Industrial construction I Master - Elective subject Methodical-analytical discussion of aspects of prefabricated construction pertaining to architecture.
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.
ManUVU - Management methods and business management I Master - Elective subject Steps in developing an architectural project to realisation. Distribution of tasks in project management. Cost, quality and time controlling processes. Contract placement processes.