BsKVO - Building Materials Science Lecture I Bachelor - 1. Semester The types and characteristics of the materials employed in architecture and construction and the applications suited to their various properties. Criteria for the assessment of materials their application properties.
K3VO - Construction 3 Lecture I Bacherlor - 5. Semester Handling of a simple architectural-constructive design task, which will be elaborated through to implementation and detailed planning following individual practice-related planning phases.
K3UE - Construction 3 Practical I Bachelor - 5. Semester Detailed involvement with construction methods in the context of design. In correspondence to the course objectives formulated, the contents are structured from the large to small-scale, ensuring that each detailed information component is represented within the fabric of the whole. The inter-relationships between various construction-related contents will present building construction as a complex, technical, functional aesthetic structure in the context of architectural reality. Elaborated in reference to the exploring of prototype solutions.
E1UE - Design 1 Practical I Bachelor - 3. Semester Students will be taught the basics of architectural design through work of a clear set task. These are in particular: the handling of programmes relating to function and space, dialogue with the constructional and scenic context, in which the task is arranged, the substantiation and construction appropriate to the concept of the design.Analytical thinking, the drawing of conclusions and argumentation will be taught in dependence on the design and presentation task. It is essential here that students should develop their own concept of space, be able to give reasons for the position they take up and to be able to represent it using suitable means. The intention is to provide an impetus for both independent and team thinking and action.
E3UE - Design 3 Practical I Bachelor - 5. Semester Based on the contents of the courses Design 1 and Design 2 students will be taught the developing and creating of programmes relating to function and space for a specific place/a specific task. The design will be developed deductively and inductively as a process-related path detecting and taking into account the essential parameters that define design in the task. The creative expressive abilities of the students are in demand here and will be further promoted and trained.
W3SE - Workshop 3 Seminar I Bachelor - 5. Semester Design-related aspects from different architectural fields will be explored and practised in a limited period of time the context of the workshops. Different methods for dealing with design tasks are taught in the three workshops and tested in practise-related tasks.
BauRVO - Construction law Lecture I Bachelor - 5. Semester Basics of constitutional law relating to construction and planning; jurisdiction specific to provinces and communities; authorities and stages of appeal; spatial development plans relevant for planning; systematic representation of construction site categories and the specific possibilities for their use; practice-oriented guidelines for the realisation of projects and integration of them in spatial development plans; authorisation procedures of building authorities; introduction and processing; consideration of neighbours’ rights; type and scope of authorisations; procedures of final acceptance; rights and obligations of an in respect to adjacent land owners in the context of authorisation procedures; basics of procedural law in authorisation procedures of building authorities; principles of procedural law.
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.
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.
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.
DBSE - Design and Build I Master - Elective subject This course provides students with the opportunity to combine theory and practice, to learn about planning and realisation and to become familiar with materials used in architectural processes. Students will present their own design, which will be assessed with respect to its utilisability and its manual/technical practicability. Producing their own work will ensure that students acquire a conscious attitude towards the materials used.
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.

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