251.868 Baugeschichte 1
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analytically evaluate the constructive and functional qualities, but also the effect and perception of existing architectural and spatial solutions or approaches.

They learn basic knowledge about the functioning, complexity and consequences of building. They will then have the ability to interpret and use phenomena for their own design work from the perspective of the history of building and construction technology as well as from the perspective of functional typology and the history of urban development in the mirror of selected thematic focal points.

Subject of course

👉 đź“ş  Due to the high number of participants, a livestream of the lecture will be offered in TUWEL in the winter semester 2023!  


Topics Winter Semester 2023  |  Preliminary Semester Schedule


Topic 1: The Sacred Space: From the Ancient Temple to Current Tendencies in Christian Sacred Architecture

  • The Minoan and Mycenaean cultures
  • The genesis of the ancient temple – construction principles of the Greek and Roman architecture
  • The Christian basilica - development of a building type
  • Guest lecture (Dr. Negar Hakim): The Mosque – architectural history and current trends
  • Space - Light - Liturgy: Aspects of the Sacred

Theme 2: Intermediate spaces, threshold, and zoning

Theme 3: The limited space: monastery, jail, and fortress

Theme 4: Ruin and (artificial) ruin as a design phenomenon

Teaching methods

The Baugeschichte 1 and 2 lectures deal with the existing building condition and thus move thematically within the field of architecture with the greatest potential in the current building scene. With this knowledge, the topics of the lecture Building History 1 and 2 are chosen in such a way that the students can also gain a practical benefit for their further education and for their later professional life: History of building and building techniques from the early advanced civilizations to the present day, typologies of building and function and their development, aspects of urban planning history in context, analytical and critical evaluation of existing/historical architecture, etc.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The following link are a collection of the most important information for you and we would like to ask you to study them carefully before making a personal inquiry.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the LVA History of Architecture can be found at https://owncloud.tuwien.ac.at/index.php/s/MqpykaSIqmrPMOA

Further questions regarding VO or exam please direct exclusively to VOBaugeschichte@tuwien.ac.at



Course dates

18:00 - 20:0002.10.2023 - 04.10.2023HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Tue16:00 - 18:0003.10.2023 - 24.10.2023HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
18:00 - 20:0005.10.2023 - 19.10.2023Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Baugeschichte 1 - Single appointments
Mon02.10.202318:00 - 20:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Tue03.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Wed04.10.202318:00 - 20:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Thu05.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Mon09.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Tue10.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Wed11.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Thu12.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Mon16.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Tue17.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Wed18.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Thu19.10.202318:00 - 20:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL 251.868: Baugeschichte 1
Tue24.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 7 SchĂĽtte-Lihotzky - ARCH 251.868: Baugeschichte 1

Examination modalities

Written exam 

In order to offer students the opportunity to complete the course with as little disruption as possible, we will also be holding an additional special exam date this year for all students with a certain level of attendance at the lecture. Attendance in at least 10 out of 13 lectures are needed to secure a fixed place at the special exam date - on 7th NOVEMBER 2023 in EI7. Registration is automatic if sufficient attendance is achieved. For administrative reasons, only attendance in the auditorium will be recognised. However, in order to be able to react to possible cancellations, with 10 out of 13 lectures, two entire lectures can be missed without an excuse.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue16:00 - 18:0007.05.2024EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written09.04.2024 09:00 - 06.05.2024 21:00TISSBaugeschichte 1 - 07.05.2024
Tue12:00 - 14:0002.07.2024EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written04.06.2024 09:00 - 30.06.2024 21:00TISSBaugeschichte 1 - 02.07.2024

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2023 09:00 30.09.2024 23:59 30.09.2024 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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