Design Entwurf 1.0

Stefan Diez
Design, Industrial Design 1
2022W, Künstl. Einzelunterricht (KE), 12.0 ECTS, 4.0 semester hours, course number S20500



According to Greenpeace, a central European currently emits an average of 12 tonnes of CO2. However, in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, which limits global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, each person would have to get by with only 2 tonnes of CO2 per capita per year.

The construction sector is responsible for more than a third of the world's energy consumption and more than a third of the world's waste. This now puts enormous pressure on the building sector to save both materials and energy.

At the 2014 Venice Biennale, architect Rem Koolhaas showed in an impressive exhibition how designers, engineers and craftsmen work together to design the elements of architecture. These semi-finished products have been designed for centuries with an awareness of a coherent whole - both at the level of the building and at the level of the cityscape.
With the Paris Agreement, the guidelines for architecture are now changing fundamentally, and so are those for its components. In the transformation of the building sector, architects, civil engineers and designers will therefore share the responsibility for making it a success.

So what will our utopias of sustainable living and working look like in the future if we rethink them from the elements of architecture? What role will photovoltaics play in this?

With the advent of modernism, designers and architects have repeatedly tried to express their utopia of living and working in the future through so-called CASE STUDY HOUSES. Particularly noteworthy are the works of Buckminster Fuller, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Lacaton Vassal, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Haus Rucker and, more recently, the works of Werner Sobeck. (See extensive research on this topic).

During the summer semester, students of ID1 designed photovoltaic elements that could significantly shape the cityscape of Vienna in the future.
In the coming winter semester 2022-23, these ideas will be further developed and then combined with the results of the other teams (led by Katrin, Elisabeth and Marcus) to form an overall picture in the form of a CASE STUDY BUILDING.

This CASE STUDY BUILDING will be presented to the general public during the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2023.

Examination Modalities

The grades in the subjects Design Draft 1.0 and 2.0 are made up of subaspects that are merged into an overall grade after the final presentation and submission of the image and text materials. The following key is applied:

concept presentation: 10%
midterm presentation: 10%
final presentation: 30%
modelmaking: 20%
workbook: 10%
after the Finals:
pictures of final mockup or model: 10%
descriptive text: 10%

All materials must be handed in within 2 weeks after the finals. The evaluation is completed 3 weeks after the finals.



The project RETHINKING THE ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (REOA) is designed for a period of 2 semesters. It started in March 2022 with an extensive research on the topic and will end in January 2023 with the final presentations.
A selection of the most convincing works will be shown in a group exhibition at the Salone del Mobili in Milan in April 23.

IMPORTANT: This course is also open to all students who have not yet worked on REOA. Original Briefing, Presentation, and Research

Kick off for the semester project is 4 October 2022. All further dates will be published in the ID1 calendar.

Communication during the semester project will take place via SLACK and WORKBOOK. All details can be found in our STUDIO MANUAL.


04 October 2022, 18:00–19:00, "Kick Off"

Course Enrolment

From 19 September 2022, 17:13 to 05 October 2022, 17:13
Via online registration

Industrial Design (1. Section): Design: Design 1.0

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible