Master programme in Engineering Sciences, 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
55 courses

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Adaptive Strategies

Galo Patricio Moncayo Asan

Challenge: as climate and society changes it might not be the smartest way to customize buildings towards local weather conditions and usage patterns that might be obsolete within a few decades anyway. at least one alternative could be to design a super-adaptive building skin, which can negotiate any indoor-outdoor differences. this is the challenge we take on: an interactive space… 2018W, Seminar

Angewandte Geometrie

Georg Glaeser

The lecture is about theory and the numerous appilcations of geometry.The seminar delves deeper into the subjects of the course. Students have the chance to select several of these subjects, to research them further,and to present their results. A special emphasis is put on the ability to express oneself using geometrically correct terminology, on the clarity of theideas presented, and… 2018W/2019S, Vorlesungen

Angewandte Geometrie

Georg Glaeser

The lecture is about theory and the numerous appilcations of geometry.The seminar delves deeper into the subjects of the course. Students have the chance to select several of these subjects, to research them further,and to present their results. A special emphasis is put on the ability to express oneself using geometrically correct terminology, on the clarity of theideas presented, and… 2018W, Seminar

Angewandte Mathematik

Georg Glaeser

This lecture is different from standard lectures about mathematics. Its aim is primarily to solidify A-level mathematical knowledge and to be able to put theory into practice. For this reason, it will not include the typical definition - theorem - proof strategy. The book "Math Tools -- 500+ Applications in Science and Arts" (German version: "Der mathematische Werkzeugkasten -- Anwendungen… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Applied Acoustics

Sophie Luger

The course is designed for students with an interest in the impact of architecture and on our auditory perception through providing knowledge on the fundamentals of sound generation and sound propagation within the built environment. Topics include the effects of sound on humans and noise reduction strategies, with a focus on acoustic materials (sound absorption properties and relevant parameters) and… 2019S, Vorlesungen

Applied Design Concepts

Sophie Grell-Prix

ABOUT:Applied Design Concepts is conducted by Sophie C. Grell and Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes Applied Design Concepts is an advanced architectural design seminar which examines the connection between conceptual understanding of design and form generation. Students will revisit formal outputs derived from relevant conceptual approaches within the discipline of architecture. Essential knowledge will be acquired by modeling. First by looking… 2019S, Seminar

Applied Design Concepts

Jose Lopez

ABOUT:Applied Design Concepts is conducted by Sophie C. Grell and Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes Applied Design Concepts is an advanced architectural design seminar which examines the connection between conceptual understanding of design and form generation. Students will revisit formal outputs derived from relevant conceptual approaches within the discipline of architecture. Essential knowledge will be acquired by modeling. First by looking… 2019S, Seminar

Architectural Computer Generated Imagery

Armin Hess

The course will address various topics within the field digital imagery and CG production. By introducing advanced tools and techniques and through productive experimentation we will also address the ongoing discussion around the digital realm, image sciences and the iconic turn. Students are invoked to further develop their technical abilities as well as define/refine an attitude towards their style of… 2018W, Seminar

Architekturentwurf

Alfredo Jose Brillembourg

2018W, Künstl. Einzelunterricht

Architekturentwurf I-V

Greg Lynn

2018W/2019S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht

Architekturentwurf I-V

Kazuyo Sejima

Architektur, Bildung und der Donaurraum 2018W/2019S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht

Architekturentwurf I-V

Hani Rashid

2018W/2019S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht

Architekturgeschichte Österreichs

Matthias Boeckl

Survey of the most important episodes of Austrian architectural history in the international context. Topic in Winter Term 2018/19: Architecture 1848-1900 Lecture course in German. No application required -- just come to the lecture hall. 2018W, Vorlesungen

Building Construction A

Franz Sam

Description Institut Building constructionLessons und training courses (VU), S00491, 2.0 hours per semester The lecture imparts expertise on the interplay of building parts in constructions, while taking into account selected building materials.The focus is concepts of "monomateriality" - i.e., one singel material ist used for creating the volume, the load bearing structure and the skin of the building. Special attention… 2018W, Vorlesung und Übungen

Building Construction B

Anja Jonkhans

Focus is laid upon facade connections. Prominent architectural examples (massiv- as well as lightweight construction) will be shown in the seminar. Afterwards development of details for current studio project. For all building construction courses pre-start in winterterm: A 3-day course „Building Construction Basics“ on 1, 2 and 3 October 2018, 9:15 to 12 am followed by an exam on 5… 2019S, Seminar

Building Construction C

Franz Sam

Building Constructions C / Innovative Building Constructions the seminar imparts expertise on the interplay of construction elements in buildings for extreme demands and strains (extreme climatic conditions, high loads, extreme position and assembly conditions, exeptional building dimensions and span of the load bearing structure, complex shapes, special material applications, etc.) Acrucial criterion for innovative building constructions is efficiency (optimal relationship… 2019S, Seminar

Building Construction Integration

Anja Jonkhans

Organizational frame: According to the Curriculum of the Architecture master programme, 9 ECTS from the subject groups “Realisation”, “Theory”, and “Management, Practice and Communication” must be completed as integrated courses in connection with Architectural Design (Architectural Design 5). Students will work on the contents of the various subjects based on their own designs (§ 5 par. 7). Building Construction Integration… 2018W, Seminar

Building Construction Integration

Karin Raith

Content: Based on the topic of the studio project (Architectural Design 5), the construction will be developed in an integrative process parallel to the overall concept. In this way, students test the interaction of architectural parameters - such as the influence of constructive decisions on the design (and vice versa) and the contribution of tectonics and detailing to the formal… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Building Construction Integration

Franz Sam

Based on the topic of the studio design project (Architectural design 5) the construction design shall be developed concurrently with the form and spatial design in an integrative process.Focusing its content on to the aspects of realisation of building constructions as well as the process of cooperation with contributing experts it helps to implement relevant knowledge during an ongoing design… 2019S, Seminar

Building Information Modeling

Torsten Künzler

The principal terms, tools and workflows necessary for a BIM project-processing will be explained. To take part in the course, there is no previous knowledge necessary. To set up a BIM- model we will use Autodesk Revit software, so a laptop with a Revit installation is strongly recommended. The course will take place either once a week or on two… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

CNC - Computer Numeric Control

Ivan Tochev

Im Kurs werden die Möglichkeiten computergesteuerter Fertigungsanlagen und Prozesse erläutert, beschrieben werden auch Anwendungen aus den Bereichen Architekturmodellbau und Prototypenbau. Die verschiedene CNC-Technologien werden erklärt und verglichen. Anschließend wird eine CAM-Software unterrichtet und es werden 3D Formen auf einer CNC-Fräsanlage, sowie 3D Druckern und 2D Formen auf einer Laserschneidanlage hergestellt. 3D - CAD Kenntnisse sind von Vorteil, jedoch keine Voraussetzung.… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Construction Management 1

Hans Lechner

See the German version; the course is taught in German only; you are free to present your seminar work in English. 2019S, Seminar

Construction Management 2

Hans Lechner

See the German version; the course is taught in German only; you are free to present your seminar work in English. 2019S, Seminar

Digital Design Technology 1

Lisa Wolf

Instructors: Gregorio Lubroth & Lisa Wolf, 3.0 SemStd TOTAL, Umsetzung . Atmosphere & Effect: . An Investigation of Spatial Qualities and their Effect on Sensory Perception . . The seminar deals with the notion that our perception of space is as much influenced by material properties as it is by immaterial phenomena directly linked to our physical understanding of the… 2018W, Seminar

Digital Design Technology 1

Gregorio Lubroth

To apply online and for a more detailed course schedule, please use the following link: link to the seminar Instructors: Lisa Wolf & Gregorio Lubroth, 3.0 SemStd TOTAL, Umsetzung . Atmosphere & Effect: . An Investigation of Spatial Qualities and their Effect on Sensory Perception . . The seminar deals with the notion that our perception of space is as… 2018W, Seminar

Digital Design Technology 2

Gregorio Lubroth

2019S, Seminar

Digital Design Technology 2

Lisa Wolf

Instructors: Gregorio Lubroth & Lisa Wolf, 3.0 SemStd TOTAL, Umsetzung . Atmosphere & Effect: . An Investigation of Spatial Qualities and their Effect on Sensory Perception . . The seminar deals with the notion that our perception of space is as much influenced by material properties as it is by immaterial phenomena directly linked to our physical understanding of the… 2019S, Seminar

Digital Design and Full Scale Fabrication

Andrei Gheorghe

DIGITAL DESIGN AND FULL SCALE FABRICATION ‘18 Rapidly assembled bending-active structure Efilena Baseta / Andrei Gheorghe Research background Active-bending is an efficient construction technique for temporary, free-form structures is which has been used since antiquity. This method exploits the elastic bending of thin elements in order to create curved forms. The course will be based on a research developed within… 2018W, Seminar

Energy Design A

Brian Cody

The precise task will be sent to the registered students after kick-off.Based on your design research, in the seminar, you will discuss how architecture can contribute solutions to achieve "Zero-Energy-Buildings". Any idea goes: from passive strategies of how to re-use any amount of energy in a building to energy producing algae farms you can live in. Interactive strategies are as… 2018W, Seminar

Energy Design B

Brian Cody

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. 2019S, Seminar

Energy Design Integration

Bernhard Sommer

Prerequisite:This course can only be chosen during your pre-diploma (5th semester) and has to be based on your pre-diploma studio project. Motivation:The impact of environmental and ecological parameters becomes increasingly formative in architectural design. To give architects a head start within this discourse, this course aims to develope design strategies that integrate architectural sciences, such as buliding physics and ecological… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Energy Design Strategies

Bernhard Sommer

Motivation: The impact of environmental and ecological parameters becomes increasingly formative in architectural design. To give architects a head start within this discourse, this course aims to develope design strategies that integrate architectural sciences, such as buliding physics and ecological engineering, into the design process. Energy Design Strategies: Energy Design is seen as a design strategy, which allows to develope… 2019S, Seminar

Foreign Affairs I

Bärbel Müller

[a]FA Conakry : Play Urban [applied] Foreign Affairs will collaborate with a team of scenographers and artists as part of the performance festival Univers des Mots in Conakry, Guinea, between May and November 2019. The joint lab is a transdisciplinary, transcultural project by [a]FA (Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna), Play>Urban (Jean Christophe Lanquetin, François Duconseille; Scenography, Haute… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Foreign Affairs II

Bärbel Müller

[a]FA Guabuliga Market_ Ghana From 2018 onward, [a]FA has been researching and designing a market project for and in Guabuliga*, a farming community located in northern Ghana. This term we will realize the project, working on steel pre-fabrication in Tamale and starting construction on site in Guabuliga. The project is realized in collaboration with and commissioned by Chief Salifu Mahama… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

History and Theory of Landscapes: Notes on site-specificity

Karin Raith

History and Theory of Landscapes: Notes on site-specificity in architecture "Whether inside the white cube or out in the Nevada desert, whether architectural or landscape-oriented, site-specific art initially took the ‘site’ as an actual location, a tangible reality, its identity composed of a unique combination of constitutive physical elements...” This is one of the first sentences of Miwon Kwon's seminal… 2019S, Vorlesungen

History of Architecture Integration

Matthias Boeckl

Ongoing discussion and guidance of developing diploma thesis / of developing Pre-diploma-integration paper in architectural history. 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Key Episodes of Western Architecture

Matthias Boeckl

The lecture course investigates a selection of key episodes of the history of Western architecture that influenced architectural production until today. The most important innovation steps in their development are presented. The topics range from the "first house" via the consequences of the Copernican Revolution to the digital age. Lecture course in English. No application required -- just come to… 2019S, Vorlesungen

Legal Conditions of Architecture

Petra Rindler

The course covers the essential legal matters that are relevant to architects and provides with practical tools and guidance to mitigate and avoid legal problems. Throughout the course, where deemed relevant, the specific differences in certain national systems will be outlined. The main focus of the course are the applicable laws on contracts for work and services that (also) apply… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Mathematisches Experimentarium Integration

Georg Glaeser

In this seminar, we tackle contemporary subjects with help from elementary, mathematical, but also geometrical and physical insights. Students are encouraged to develop an interconnected way of thinking based on the natural sciences. The practice allows students to devote themselves to a specifically chosen subject while receiving scientific, individual mentoring. This is not a compulsory subject! 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Programming for Architects

Piotr Calvache-Modla

This course teaches techniques of computer programming that are specifically useful for architects. It combines the following broad topics: Graphics Programming via Processing / Java (http://www.processing.org) Rhino / Grasshopper Component Development via C# Exchanging information between these systems During the semester, we will integrate these various systems so that we may leverage the different functionalities programmatically. 2019S, Vorlesung und Übungen

Special Topics in Architecture

Anton Falkeis

URBAN CHANGE _ NEXT CITY Discussing Multiple Urban Futures Special Topics in Architecture focuses on the theoretical and practical implementation of interdisciplinary research strategies in the design process – in the spirit of research by design. The issues addressed range from theoretical proposals such as the Floating City to strategies of materiality and material speculation. From the Aspects of Space… 2018W/2019S, Seminar

Strategy of Communication

Wojciech Czaja

2019S, Seminar

Strategy of Realization

Gregor Eichinger

About Shadows 2019S, Seminar

Structural Design A

Klaus Bollinger

INTRODUCTORY SESSION WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER AT 11:00 IN SR 2 If you want to attend this class, presence at introductory session is required ! This seminar will teach knowhow in integrated design through advanced structural - constructive, art and architectural historical as well as technological analysis of built references (Case Studies). It will emphasize on the successful combination of design… 2018W, Seminar

Structural Design B

Klaus Bollinger

Please join the Introductory session on Wednesday 13th March @ 11am in Seminarraum 2. Participation at the introductory session is mandatory if you intend to pursue this class. This seminar will teach knowhow in integrated design through advanced structural - constructive, art and architectural historical as well as technological analysis of built references (Case Studies). It will emphasize on the… 2019S, Seminar

Structural Design Integration

Andrei Gheorghe

2018W/2019S, Seminar

Structural Design Integration B

Klaus Bollinger

Structural analysis and detailing of the studio project, creation of a parametric 3D model, virtual simulations of loads and corresponding impact on the engineering design, control of plausibility, possibly rough pre-dimensioning, physical models, digital representation of the results for publications. 2018W/2019S, Projektübungen

Techniques and Tools for Computational Modeling

Clemens Preisinger

This seminar deals with the application of numerical simulation methods and the fundamental concepts on which they build. The focus lies on structural analysis. After an introduction into the basic concepts of computer programming it will be shown how these can be used to write custom simulation code. 2019S, Seminar

Theory matters if...

Florian Medicus

Theoretical discourses while walking through the city. 'Applied strolling' + meeting some relevant architects and artists 2019S, Seminar

Theory of Architecture: Integrative Concepts. Diploma Preparation

Sanford Kwinter

Integrative Concepts (historical and theoretical foundations for design propositions). 2018W/2019S, Seminar

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