251.908 Comparative Research of Architecture: Cultural Space - Identity - 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.

2022S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • Define the framework for necessary research based on a research question.
  • Describe and analyze specific attributes of architecture
  • Conduct comparative research of built environments with different cultural backgrounds.

Subject of course

This is a core course of the Modul Cultural Spaces


This course is one core course of 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.

The content of this course is the research of the attributes of the cultural identity of Bad Aussee. The Attribute Mapping concept is explained in detail and documented in detail using objects in the town. The study serves as a basis for ideas for the reorientation of the existing townscape protection measures.

>>>> Introduction: 14.03.2022 09:00am

>>>> Online via Zoom: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95572275616?pwd=ZlB3Wjk1emd2dXNRVXhnVVNjWk84dz09

Teaching methods

-Introduction to the development of the architecture of the Ausseerland region.
-Introduction to the concepts of monument conservation of objects and ensembles
-Introduction to comparative research and analysis
-Practical exercises
-Introduction to scientific writing
-Supervision in writing a paper as it could be presented at a conference.

Mode of examination


Additional information

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



Examination modalities

Compilation of research results on a specific topic

Conference-ready paper 10-12 pages, 

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Prerequisites: At least one completed seminar or similar theoretical work, knowledge of English.

Expected previous knowledge: Experience in scientific work

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


if required in English