Building Construction B

Anja Jonkhans
Architecture, Building Construction
2023S, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S01983


The focus is on facade connections of resource-optimized and cycle-compatible design. Prominent architectural examples (both solid and lightweight construction) will be shown in the seminar. Followed by elaboration of details for an actual studio project.

For all building construction courses pre-start  in winterterm:

"Building Construction Basics" (crash course):
05.10.2022, 09:00- 11:00 (Karin), 11:15-13:00 (Franz), 14:00-16:00 (Anja) | Seminar room 09 (OKPV, 1st floor).
Related test: 14.10.2022 - 09:00 to 11:00 | Seminar room 10 (OKPV, 1.OG)

The course and the exam are compulsory for all who wish to complete Building Construction A, B or C!


Building Construction B seminar in summerterm:

The seminar consists of 3 parts:

1) Lectures

2) Apply the acquired knowledge to your own studio project.

The construction is to be developed for the current or an earlier studio project.


Attendance of the"The Making of..."-lectures is compulsory!

Examination Modalities

Certificates for Building Construction B (S01983) are granted for successful presentation and documentation of the project.


Hand-in for Building Construction A/B/C and/or Integration

please do not forget to incorporate your name, studio, Matrikel Nr., course, drawing scale and very important labeling of different building parts / components / layers / materials / material thickness ;-) 


The presentation should include:

Sketch fab render of a "knot" of your project (focus on the facade) for your final hand-in:
This model should be a fraction of your project (no complete or large models), ideally with as much detail as possible.
It could also include animated geometries (eg. assembly / disassembly of modules), or show the subsection of your project as an explosion model. The Sketchfab editor is very intuitive and allows for amazing interactive visualizations, you can also preset views and add annotations. We would like to use these for publishing, material for contributions to exhibitions etc.


Examples of student work can be found:


14 March 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6 , "will not take place, due to illness"
21 March 2023, 09:00–10:30 Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10, 1010 Vienna , "Excursion Juridicum Wien"
28 March 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
18 April 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
25 April 2023, 09:00–10:30 Site Visit Prater Museum , "Site near Ersten Mai / Kratky-Baschik-Weg"
02 May 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
09 May 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
16 May 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
23 May 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
06 June 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6
13 June 2023, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 6

Course Enrolment

From 01 October 2022, 08:00 to 14 March 2023, 18:00
Via online registration

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Architectural Science: Building Construction 443/002.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible