251.739 Documentation concepts
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • to develop a mediation concept
  • to present architecture in film
  • to conceive a documentary film
  • to develop a written treatment for the film
  • to realise this concept through various cinematic means

Subject of course


Understanding the architecture of a place requires a range of documentation methods. The course offers the opportunity to learn about and practically apply approaches, eg. cultural and social anthropology, history, art history and spatial planning.

In introductory lectures, different methods are presented and discussed in which way collaborative work with experts from different disciplines can be implemented.

The aim is the practical application and final implementation with the help of the medium of film with a concept as the result.

This semester the course is offered in combination with the module Cultural Spaces.

The topic of the Cultural Spaces module in the summer semester 2022 is

A new townscape protection concept for Bad Aussee

In cooperation with representatives of the municipality of Bad Aussee, the history of the town, the existing townscape protection concept and the necessity of revising it will be discussed and intensive documentation of the existing situation will be carried out. On the basis of these investigations, ideas for new impulses for the protection of the townscape and at the same time possible further development of the village will be developed.

This LVA serves to capture the site with the medium of film and to use the created features to communicate the concepts.

The aim is to capture the architecture, lifestyle and infrastructure of the place in order to use them as a basis for in-depth considerations in the design process.

After introductory lectures in March, measurements, interviews, filming and observation will be carried out on the basis of the concept worked out in advance during the excursion in Bad Aussee.

>>>> Introduction: Monday 07.03.2022 09:00 am
>>>> Online via Zoom: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95572275616?pwd=ZlB3Wjk1emd2dXNRVXhnVVNjWk84dz09


Teaching methods

  • Theoretical introduction to different documentation methods
  • Presentation of the special features of the individual objects/focal points
  • Introduction to the consolidation of documentation results as a basis for the
  •  Supervision during the creation of a film concept
  • creation of a film concept

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is combined with:



  Exkursion zu Sonderthemen der Baukunst II



  Architekturdokumentation und Präsentation 





Examination modalities

Written: Submission of a treatment for the film (approx. 8 pages)

  • Background
  • Description of the project
  • Aim
  • Target group
  • Description of the individual scenes
  • visual design

Participation in the discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2022 12:00 27.02.2022 23:59 27.02.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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