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.

2024S, 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

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

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.
Including an excursion.

Participation in LVA 251.786 Excursion to Architecture II

Mode of examination


Additional information

Additional publications:

Feiglstorfer, Hubert und Erich Lehner. 2022. Das Bauernhaus Pierreith in Ertl, in: 100 Jahre Gemeinde Ertl. Ein Heimatbuch, Hg. Gemeinde Ertl, Ertl: Gemeinde Ertl, 269-284.

Feiglstorfer, Hubert. 2021. Vom Speichern und Lagern. Speicherbauten im Südburgenland, in: Geschichten von Häusern und Menschen, Hg. Museumsverein Oberschützen, Sonderausgabe Oberschützer Museumsblätter, Oberschützen: Museumsverein Oberschützen, 14-19.

Feiglstorfer, Hubert. 2020. Lehmbaubestand in Kellergassen, in: Kulturlandschaft der Kellergassen. Erforschung Schutz Erhaltung, Hg. Gerold Eßer, Horn, Wien: Verlag Berger, 107–113.

Feiglstorfer, Hubert (Herausgeber). 2018. Earth Construction and Tradition. Volume 2, Vienna: IVA-ICRA Verlag.

Feiglstorfer, Hubert und Franz Ottner. 2022. The impact of clay minerals on the building technology of vernacular earthen architecture, in: Heritage 2022 (5), 378-401, https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage5010022.

Feiglstorfer, Hubert und Roland Meingast. 2018. History of earth building in Eastern Austria, in: Earth Construction and Tradition, Volume 2, Hg. Hubert Feiglstorfer, Vienna: IVA-ICRA Verlag, 21–83.

Lehner, Ercih und Hubert Feiglstorfer (Herausgeber). 2021. Freilichtmuseum Bad Tatzmannsdorf. Bautraditionen im Südburgenland, Wien: IVA-Verlag.

Schauppenlehner, Thomas, Renate Eder, Kim Ressar, Hubert Feiglstorfer, Roland Meingast and Franz Ottner (Herausgeber). 2021. A Citizen Science Approach to Build a Knowledge Base and Cadastre on Earth Buildings in the Weinviertel Region, Austria, in: Heritage 2021, 4(1), 125-139, doi:10.3390/heritage4010007.



Course dates

Thu19:00 - 21:0007.03.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Introduction
Thu19:00 - 21:0021.03.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Theoretical inputs, discussing excercises
Thu19:00 - 21:0028.03.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Theoretical inputs, discussing excercises
Thu19:00 - 21:0004.04.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Theoretical inputs, discussing excercises
Fri19:00 - 21:0012.04.2024 Online: Zoom MeetingRevision
Thu19:00 - 21:0016.05.2024 Zoom link will be announcedRevision
Thu19:00 - 21:0006.06.2024 Zoom link will be announcedRevision
Fri19:00 - 21:0028.06.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Presentation and dead line for submission
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

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

Compulsory attendance in the individual teaching units in full. Maximum absence is one teaching unit.
Compulsory attendance at the excursion: Participation in the full-length excursion

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
10.02.2024 12:00 22.03.2024 23:00 29.03.2024 23:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified
066 443 Architecture Not specified
600 SOF Transferable Skills - Architektur Not specified


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