251.834 :: Vernaculare 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.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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

1. understand essential features of vernacular architecture.
2.a. identify region-specific building typologies (based on a selected object).
2.b. understand specific traditional building techniques within a particular cultural context (based on a selected object).

Subject of course

Introduction: online, Wednesday September 29 at 6pm

Students learn about culture-related characteristics of vernacular architecture. They will delve into regionally typical layouts, materials and constructions.

Basically, the course is organised as Distance-Learning-course.

Visits to museums, such as Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, the Welt Museum in Vienna or an open air museum in Austria depend on the particular present COVID-19 situation.

Teaching methods

Theoretical teaching of the subject matter and object analysis are intertwined.
Aspects of vernacular architecture are taught by means of specific examples. 
Museum visits or the architectural documentation of selected objects depend on the respective COVID-19 situation.

Selected objects or settlement structures are documented and analysed in terms of building typology and their cultural context.

There are 2 timetables, depending on COVID-19:
Szenario 1. COVID-19 allows in situ building documentation: visit to a selected vernacular object in Austria including building survey and documentation.
Szenario 2. COVID-19 does not allow in situ building documentation: archival and online research on certain objects, object groups and / or settlement structures.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Precondition for participation in this course is the participation in the course 251.449 Exkursion zu Baukunst I _GROUP 1-EXCURSION RURAL BUILDING IN LOWER AND UPPER AUSTRIA



Course dates

Wed18:00 - 20:0029.09.2021 Zoom MeetingIntroduction
Wed18:00 - 20:0006.10.2021 Zoom MeetingVorbesprechung Exkursion
Wed18:00 - 20:0027.10.2021 Zoom MeetingLecture
Wed18:00 - 20:0003.11.2021 Zoom MeetingVorlesung + Korrektur
Wed18:00 - 20:0017.11.2021 Zoom MeetingLecture / revision
Wed18:00 - 20:0024.11.2021 Zoom MeetingRevision
Thu18:00 - 20:0002.12.2021 Zoom MeetingRevision
Wed18:00 - 20:0002.02.2022 Zoom MeetingFinal revision
Wed18:00 - 20:0009.02.2022 Zoom MeetingVorlesung + Korrektur
Wed18:00 - 20:0016.02.2022 Zoom MeetingLetzte Korrektur und abschließendes Fachgespräch
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

is based on an oral examination and the submission of an exercise paper
Exercises will be individual or group work according to the size of each task

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 08:00 11.10.2021 23:59 22.10.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture
066 443 Architecture


No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses


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