Modules SS 2022

MASTER (please switch the language to German to see the description for Bachelor students):

. Development of constructive design related to the theme Craft.
. The Integration of topics are dealt with in the design task by being directly accompanied by specialist lecturers from the subject field.
. Process-oriented approach in the analysis of the task and the development of innovative concepts.
. Examination of specific questions from the field.
. In-depth knowledge of the construction and building technology.
. The deepening of the learning content dealt with in the project studio will be developed through a link to regional and global practice.
. Based on case studies, the learning content should be reviewed, critically reflected, deepened and further developed.

Craft spans from material to design and to construction in scale 1 to 1.
Expertise in building technology as well as a holistic approach to architecture deepen the understanding of the art of joinery. Analogue tools meet digital productions. Traditional and innovative methods are being applied with an emphasis on material and construction. Cooperations with local experts foster the implementation of projects close to praxis, which provide added value for the society.
MASTER (please switch the language to German to see the description for Bachelor students):

-Architectural design with specific task related to the theme Landscape in the context of the relevant parameters for the implementation of the task.
-The Integration of topics are dealt with in the design task by being directly accompanied by specialist lecturers from the subject field.
  • In-depth knowledge of interactions between people and their environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of planning and urban design.
-Process-oriented approach in the analysis of the task and the development of innovative concepts.
-Examination of specific questions from the field.

Landscape means an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors. (European Convention (2000/2004): European Landscape Convention. Florence.)
Landscape is both, expression and imprint of culture.
Landscape is public good and resource, which we carefully use and design, in order to improve qualities of life.
The Pro Bono Project gives the student an opportunity to draw a close connection to the practice. Through the preparation of a Pro Bono project, the students gain a deeper insight into the three main areas of professional activity: concept phase, execution phase and reflection phase. In this way the students can complement and/or test their theoretical studies with practice-relevant work.
The Pro Bono Project gives the student an opportunity to draw a close connection to the practice. Through the preparation of a Pro Bono project, the students gain a deeper insight into the three main areas of professional activity: concept phase, execution phase and reflection phase. In this way the students can complement and/or test their theoretical studies with practice-relevant work.
The Pro Bono Project gives the student an opportunity to draw a close connection to the practice. Through the preparation of a Pro Bono project, the students gain a deeper insight into the three main areas of professional activity: concept phase, execution phase and reflection phase. In this way the students can complement and/or test their theoretical studies with practice-relevant work.
The Master's Thesis builds upon the Preliminary Study. It includes a developed hypothesis which is verified (or falsified) within the context of a given or freely chosen design project.
This module, to be undertaken in the third semester, allows students to compose a Preliminary Study. The Preliminary Study serves as a basis for the Master's Thesis. It contains a research question, an in-depth theoretical investigation as well as a conceptual outline for the Historical and Theoretical Report as well as the Technical Report.
The Pro Bono Project gives the student an opportunity to draw a close connection to the practice. Through the preparation of a Pro Bono project, the students gain a deeper insight into the three main areas of professional activity: concept phase, execution phase and reflection phase. In this way the students can complement and/or test their theoretical studies with practice-relevant work.
This module will show students how to manage projects and teams Students will learn how to deal with clients, understand the role of marketing, the basics of accounting and leadership, thus preparing them for their future role as responsible employers.
The module identifies key parameters to guarantee sustainable construction. Sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, assembly and recycling are put into relation with contemporary architectural practice. A critical approach to current design paradigms and consequent positions in design are developed.
To support the holistic educational aim of artistic and technically skilled graduates, this report unites technical disciplines embedded in the curriculum into a compulsory document/ report.
It is coordinated with the lecturers of the technical subjects that are supporting it by iterative consultations. Intensive research, experiments on material or processing level, simulations, cooperation with industries, innovative interpretation of taught content and tools, are just some examples how students prove their technical skills applied to the design process of their individual project.
To support the holistic educational aim of artistic and technically skilled graduates, this report unites technical disciplines embedded in the curriculum into a compulsory document/ report.
It is coordinated with the lecturers of the theoretical subjects that are supporting it by iterative consultations.