251.159 Optional seminar comparative history of architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to independently write a scientific seminar paper in the field of building history. They have successfully passed and completed the necessary phases of careful research, analysis of the existing material and its written processing.

Subject of course

Cultural heritage Traisental - a rich cultural area and vine region

There will be 3 main architectural history topic:

1. Baroque (Barockstraße)

2. Vernacular Architecture: traditional buildings for vine production

3.20ths Century architecture from Achleitners collection

Research on baroque topics will include Heiligenkreuz-Gutenbrunn, Wasserschloss Jeutendorf, Meierhöfe Stift Göttweig in Meidling im Thal and Paudorf, etc.
Research focusing on vernacular architecture, in particular, vine cellar streets (Kellergassen) and vine production houses will include Statzendorf, Kapelln and further ensembles, some of which are in the Achleitner-collection.
Research on buildings of the 20th v century will focus on the Achleitner-collection: Mainly buildings erected around 1900  in Herzogenburg, that were replacing the former city wall and also 20th-century buildings in Paudorf, Stazendorf, Kapelln and Wölbing.


Dates  SS 2021

The seminar will meet regularly on Tuesdays 14.00. The exact dates will be announced later.

Introduction: Tuesday, March 16,2021, 14:00:  intro and presentation of research topics via Zoom-Meeting


Depending on the task at hand, students research a topic that is little or not at all familiar to them and learn about the components of a written scientific paper, such as an abstract, a scientific introduction, structuring of the main chapters, quotations, paraphrases, footnotes and endnotes, concluding remarks, as well as lists of literature and illustrations. On the basis of this new knowledge, they will write their first own seminar paper.

Teaching methods

After presenting the topic, students are introduced to research methods. The sources are evaluated and their contents are summarized and analyzed. Afterwards the students receive a theoretical introduction to the obligatory components of a written scientific paper. The first draft prepared on this basis is corrected by the course instructor and returned for revision, which finally results in the final version of the seminar paper.

Mode of examination


Additional information


Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

written seminar paper


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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase




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