242.011 Membrane:Construction
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, SE, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to ...

  • name and explain various approaches to the realization of membrane architecture
  • analyse and compare examples of the membrane architecture

Subject of course

The content of this lecture is the eccentric design language and the "new architecture" of membrane construction. The aim of the lecture is a differentiated view of different approaches to the realization of membrane architecture. The individual solution approaches are highlighted and analyzed using exceptional examples. Finally, new technologies of the "membrane facade" are compared with conventional buildings.

Teaching methods

Lecture with extensive examples of membrane construction and a student work to be solved independently

Mode of examination


Additional information

2 Lectures:

  1. Lecture: Methods for designing membrane architecture
  2. Lecture: Software and new technologies for the design of membrane architecture.

This seminar is designed for students who aim for a Masters or Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or Mechanical Engineering.

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Course dates

Thu14:00 - 16:0027.05.2021 Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Membrane:Construction
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Presence and submission of an exercise

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2020 12:00 11.06.2021 10:00 11.06.2021 10:00

Registration modalities

Site: TISS (Information System TU Wien)



Lecture notes for this course are available.

Previous knowledge

Interest in architecture and civil engineering with a focus on lightweight construction, design and construction



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