Building Construction Integration

Karin Raith
Architecture, Building Construction
2021S, Seminar (SE), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S01981


Content: Based on the topic of the pre-diploma project (Architectural Design 5), the construction will be developed in an integrative process parallel to the design. Depending on the brief of the pre-diploma project and the individual interests of the students, a specific topic is defined for each student, which has to be systematically examined. Ideally, three alternative constructions should be considered and then the solution that best concretizes the design idea should be worked out in detail.

Objective: The aim is to use the technical knowledge gained from the research to improve the design and to develop a construction that supports and enriches the architectural concept.

Scope of work: The project will consist of 1) a research part (e.g. analysis of reference examples in terms of comparable requirements and structural design solutions) including a documentation of the results. 2) Integration of the studied principles into the design; elaboration of a constructive + design solution.

Examination Modalities

Submission of the project in digital form and on paper including documentation of the research work (analysed reference examples) and presentation of the construction alternatives and the elaborated constructive solution.


Depending on the development of the corona pandemic and the number of registered students, the course will take place in my office, in "the square" (OKPS 1st floor) or via Zoom.

Key Words

building construction, architecture


02 March 2021, 12:30–14:00 (preliminary discussion)
09 March 2021, 12:30–14:00
16 March 2021, 12:30–14:00
23 March 2021, 12:30–14:00
13 April 2021, 12:30–14:00
20 April 2021, 12:30–14:00
27 April 2021, 12:30–14:00
04 May 2021, 12:30–14:00
11 May 2021, 12:30–14:00
18 May 2021, 12:30–14:00
01 June 2021, 12:30–14:00
08 June 2021, 12:30–14:00
15 June 2021, 12:30–14:00
22 June 2021, 12:30–14:00

Course Enrolment

From 06 February 2021, 00:00 to 23 March 2021, 23:00
Via online registration

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Integration: Integration: Architectural Science

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible