253.360 Spatial experiments
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, UE, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to express a spatial intervention by creating mock-ups or models. They learn to develop an idea by using simple methods as well as implementing and connecting it to spatial experiences. After completing various stages of the design work the exercise helps to clarify the developed ideas and to explore their possibilities of an implementation in built reality.

Subject of course

The course exhibits the definition of space. The choice of the construction material (material and immaterial) influences the result. Building is a social process that shapes the constitution and the perception of space. Planning and construction processes are discussed with the students on the basis of an exercise example and further implemented, documented and presented by the development of a small, manageable experiment on 1:1 scale.

An experiment is a test that yields findings, positive or negative.
Spatial experiments are predefined experimental arrangements on a scale of 1:1. Smaller scale models are used to approach the optimal experimental arrangement. Those parameters are determined which seem to be important. The room experiment is carried out and the result is documented. If the result does not seem good enough, the parameters can be changed to get closer to the ideal.

Teaching methods

Project exercise developed in the range from a model up to a simulation on 1:1 scale.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Introduction, 4th October, 2023, 9.00am HS7 TU Wien



Examination modalities

continuous assessment

Course registration

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Registration modalities

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