251.874 Wahlseminar Case Studies: Architecture as Cultural Discourse
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 3.5h, 5.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 3.5
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to write an academic paper and possess basic knowledge of scholarly research. Students will be able to work with literature and gain an understanding of how to formulate a scientific argument. The course topics incudes academic reserach, literature research, interdiszciplinary approaches, and correct use of citation methods.

Subject of course

Cultural Landscape Weinviertel and its vernacular Architetcure (lower Autria)

We will take a look at the situation of the Weinviertel region in Austria, the evolution of terraced vinyards, cellar lanes and vernacular architecture. We want to explore the architecture that is connected to the evolving local infrastructure such as new villages, cellar lanes and farmsteads to name but a few  and analyze how the landscape has been shaped according to these new impulses. Our goal is to gain an understanding of this very specific cultural heritage and explore different strategies how to preserve this heritage by including new functions.

Schedule: the seminar will be held either at TU, hybrid or online.

  • 11.10. Intro

  • 18.10. Intro/ explanation Task 1/ Topic choice cellar lanes 

  • •8.11. Presentation Task 1/ Start Task 2 

  • 15.11. Excursion (meeting at Presshouse at 10.15- more info in TUWEL!
  • •22.11. Feedback

  • •29.11. Midterm-Presentation (Task 2) 

  • •6.12. Feedback  9:00

  • •13.12. Feedback 9:00

  • •17.1.  Final-Presentation (Task 3)

Turn in paper until Feb 27, 2023

Teaching methods

We will take a look at specific examples and anlyse the development from the beginnings til today. Thereby we want to gain an understanding of the impact of educational culture to Austrian cultural heritage. By comparing different strategies how to implement new functions and new concepts for use into the old structures we want to develop various options how to preserve and use the architectural heritage today.

Mode of examination


Additional information

First meeting is Thursday, October 11.,2022  Seminar room or  Zoom 10:30 AM



Deadline seminar paper Feb 27, 2023

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



Examination modalities

Written paper


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Wahlseminare12.09.2022 09:0026.09.2022 23:59


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


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