Energy Design B

Brian Cody
Architecture, Energy Design
2019S, Seminar (SE), 4.0 semester hours, course number S01874


Based on your design research, in the seminar, you will discuss how architecture can contribute solutions to achieve "Zero-Energy-Buildings". 

The focus this year is on office buildings.

Examination Modalities

You can work in groups up to 3 students, so that you can share workload.

There are 4 obligatory meetings with Prof. Cody and Desk Crits in between.

By the end of the semester, you present a conceptual design that focuses on the energy questions. Besides a beamer presentation, a model will be required.


Research background is the EU´s ambitions to push the national states towards building codes that require so-called Nearly-Zero-Energy-Buildings.

Seminar is taught in English.

Key Words

energy design, architecture, ecology, sustainabiliy


20 March 2019, 16:30–17:30 Seminar Room 6 , "Kick-Off Lecture"
21 March 2019, 10:00–18:00 MAK LECTURE HALL, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien , "SYMPOSIUM: Space and Experience: Architecture for Better Living"
22 March 2019, 09:00–15:00 Wien , "Site visit and selected buildings"
08 April 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 9 , "obligatory Session II"
29 May 2019, 10:30–12:30 , "obligatory Session III"
01 July 2019, 11:00–20:00 IGE, Institut für Gebäude und Energie, TU Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz , "Final Session / Presentation"

Course Enrolment

From 01 March 2019, 16:00 to 31 March 2019, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Energy Design (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)