Project Seminar I

  • Design-based supplementary and consolidation seminar to accompany Project Studio I. The topics change every semester
  • Within the module, the course deals with topic areas of the design projects in Module 01, both generally and from a technical point of view, particularly taking account of the connection between material, construction and form.
Qualification objectives
  • The students acquire more in-depth skills in architectural design that meet both aesthetic and technical requirements; they also gain knowledge of the implications of urban development for planning and design.
  • The students have extensive knowledge of the connection between material, construction and form gained through examples in general and specialized fields. They are able to unite these within complex design topics conceptually, methodically and scientifically.
  • Their extensive skills in these fields enable the students to work experimentally, innovatively and through research.
Teaching materials

The materials depend on the chosen topic


Project Seminar II

  • This seminar accompanies Project Studio II and serves to clarify the theoretical side of the project topic, and to help students to process issues fundamental to the project.
  • If parts of the course are held in English or are to be presented in English, the module includes lessons in technical English.- In addition to this, some classes may be held in other major European languages.
  • Students learn advanced methods for assessing technical literature and analyzing case studies.
Qualification objectives
  • The students acquire fundamental and, where relevant, selective knowledge of the current status of theory and practice in each of the project topics they are working on.
  • Acquisition of extensive knowledge of specialized urban planning and architectural topics, including current developments.
  • The students considerably expand their ability to analyze the marginal conditions of a project location and project program, along with their implications for problem-solving relating to the specific situation of dealing with an existing town.
Teaching materials

Additional relevant information about literature and research options will be announced at the beginning of the course.