5610050: Advanced Studio Craft: Brick Town (e)

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Semester:WS 23/24
Scheduled in semester:4-5
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:242.0 L / 181.5 h
Self-directed study time:448.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)


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.


    -Execute complex defined and self-defined projects of research, development or investigation and
    identify and implement relevant outcomes.
    -Develop an architectural idea into a sustainable proposal, carefully taking into consideration the project's historical, theoretical, environmental (ecological), cultural, economic and social context.
    -Communicate and articulate ideas and information fluently in English language and work comprehensively in visual, oral and written forms.
    -Make formal presentations about specialist topics to informed and general/ community audiences.
    -Exercise autonomy and initiative in carrying out set project briefs and self-directed programmes
    of study.
    -Demonstrate ability to manage time and physical resources in relation to set project briefs and selfdirected programmes of study as an individual and a group member.
    -Deal with complex ethical and professional issues.
    -Show confidence in analysing case studies and the ability to infer principles and motivations.
  • -Apply a variety of design- and research methods and visualisation techniques
    -Have knowledge of scientific or artistic methods within an interdisciplinary context
  • -Explain competently, discuss and critique own work through oral presentations, writing or visual
    -Understand how to work with confidence in the complex organisational and community settings
    within which the applied methods and design processes are typically deployed.
    -Demonstrate the ability to work with other students for assignments, exercises, experiments, presentations etc.
  • -Assess own work and put it into a historical, theoretical and social context.
    -Gain confidence in own role and the persuasive and accountable manner in which it is expected to be performed.

Lectures Method

design studio, design seminar, exercises, experiment, research,
writing, visualising, modelling, presenting, case study


please see studio brief (PDF attached)


if taught in German, a German language certificate level
C1 needs to be provided

Exam Modalities

midterm and final reviews, participation, integration, portfolio
minimum 75% mandatory presence; continuous assessment;


  • PAR MA 19_Advanced Studio Craft: Brick Town (e) (WS 23/24, in Planung)