253.G89 Historic earth building in Austria: maintnance, refurbishment and building in the existing building stock
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify and analyze historical clay buildings and to propose their renovation or remodeling.

The knowledge required for this is communicated via excursions to earth constructions, through the accompanying LDS "Building Physics and Human Ecology of Earth Building" and "Sustainable Building ...". The LVA is constantly adapted to requirements and takes into account offers from the field.

Subject of course

Construction and structural engineering history, regional building typologies, further development of the Lehmbau cadastre in Austria as a public participatory project (PPGIS); Deepening conservation strategies and methods for rehabilitation of old buildings with a focus on earth building and development of opportunities for adaptation to current building standards; new strategies and concepts for building in existing buildings.

Additional lecturers at the course will be the experts DDr. Hubert Feiglstorfer and Roland Meingast (Nature&Clay Company).

Teaching methods

Getting to know historical building methods through excursions and documentations.

Carrying out your own analyzes and their documentation.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 19:0006.03.2024TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum Kickoff of the module and the course
Wed17:00 - 20:0020.03.2024HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Lectures
Wed17:00 - 20:0010.04.2024EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Lectures and distribution of project topics
Mon11:00 - 18:0015.04.2024 TUtheSky, within the conference BauZEarth building, workshop
Wed11:00 - 17:0024.04.2024 excursionexcursion to historic building
Wed17:00 - 20:0008.05.2024 online via ZoomCorrection and feedback
Tue17:00 - 20:0014.05.2024 Lecturehall Museumsdorf NiedersulzPresentation of group work

Examination modalities

Analysis, documentation and renovation concept of a concrete practical example

Presence at course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.03.2024 00:00 15.03.2024 00:00 15.03.2024 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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