253.E46 Special Module "Mud Building"
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 10.0h, 10.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 10.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use the sustainable building material loam in different contexts (new construction, renovation of existing buildings). The constructions and component structures suitable for different boundary conditions, climates and regional building traditions are known, the advantages of loam construction can be described.

Subject of course

Students are trained to build and refurbish using clay and in conjunction with renewable raw materials as a resource-saving construction decision in their role as planners. On the basis of concrete structural solutions, the students should become acquainted with the possible uses of clay for new construction and renovation. In addition to the technical basics of materials and renovation constructions (component variants), their ecological profile is conveyed. Through the combination of practical and theoretical teaching, the understanding and applicability of clay in connection with renewable raw materials and sustainable constructions shall be optimally conveyed. Life cycle analysis (LCA) and lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA) are also presented and applied.

Core courses:

Earth building nationally and internationally

Historic clay building in Austria: conservation, renovation and construction in the existing stock

Sustainable building with renewable raw materials: clay construction practice workshop in Niedersulz

Comparative cultural view of architecture - earth-building cultures in a global comparison

Supplementary courses:

Sustainable Construction with Renewable Resources "Sustainable Renovation with Renewable Resources"

Building physics and human ecology aspects


Teaching methods

The technological foundations of earth building are taught in the form of lectures.

The learned contents are applied and practiced on the basis of small design and calculation exercises.

In the Lehmbau workshop in the summer semester, clay building details are created as 1: 1 constructions by hand and earth building is taught in a practical way. In addition, the learned knowledge and experiences are documented in essays and documentations.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Leider wurde der Modul erst spät genehmigt, daher ist noch nicht alles online.

Der Modul findet teils im WS, teils im SS statt.

Im WS:

270.088 Lehmbau

Kickoff, Symposium (alle Vorträge) am 26.11. ganztags, 2 Exkursionen, Präsentation Ihres dokumentierten Lehmgebäudes.


253.280 Nachhaltiges Bauen mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen.

Planungsrelevante Kriterien für energieeffizientes und nachhaltiges Bauen; Erkennen bzw. Erarbeiten von planungsrelevanten Kriterien /

Empfehlungen als Basis für Entwurfsentscheidungen hinsichtlich Energieeffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit von Gebäuden Entwicklung der Fähigkeit,

geplante und gebaute Gebäude hinsichtlich ihrer Nachhaltigkeit zu beurteilen (Bewertungskriterien, Bewertungstools, nationale und internationale

Labels) Analyse beispielhafter Gebäude Unterstützung von Entwurfsprogrammen, Feedback zu jeweils spezifischen Fragestellungen Aktuell:

Bauweisen im Vergleich (z.B. massiv / leicht)

Wir werden uns heuer mit Lehmbau-Details beschäftigen

Gültig ist:


12:00 - 15:00


Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse


14:00 - 19:00


Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse


12:00 - 15:00 tbd


S-House in Böheimkirchen, NÖ


14:00 - 19:00


Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse


14:00 - 18:00


Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse




Der Rest findet im SS statt:



253.E48  Historischer Lehmbau in Österreich: Erhaltung, Sanierung und Bauen im Bestand

VO, 1.5h, 2.0 EC

Ist eingetragen.


253.E52 Lehmbaupraxis-Workshop: Praktisches Bauen mit Lehm

VU, 2.0h, 3.0 EC,

Alte LVA (253.280) NEU eingetragen.

5 Tage Anfang Juni


251.714 Kulturvergleichende Architekturbetrachtung - Lehmbaukulturen im weltweiten Vergleich

SE, 2.0 h, 2.5 EC

Andrea Rieger-Jandl



253.E47 Bauphysikalische und humanökologische Aspekte  (war Teil des Modul BIOS)

VO, 1.5h, 2.0 EC

4 Blöcke, 9:00-13:00



Course dates

Mon15:00 - 18:0007.10.2019Projektraum HB1 - 6/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Übung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Proof of achievement
orally by reviewing the knowledge presented
written by creating small drafts, calculations, essays and documentations
Artisanal by creating 1: 1 Lehmbazu constructions


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Module WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


No lecture notes are available.

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