253.K19 Bachelor Design Symbiotic 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.

2023W, UE, 12.0h, 15.0EC


  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 15.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to be in a position not to be satisfied with the objectively constructed real environment and to question common urban, residential and architectural concepts and to re-understand architecture in its essence.

Subject of course

Können Gebäude Räume teilen, sich gegenseitig tragen oder einander vor Witterungseinflüssen schützen, Wärme und Kälte austauschen oder sich gegenseitig mit Energie versorgen?

Symbiose bedeutet, dass Lebewesen in einer Form von Wechselwirkung koexistieren, die allen Beteiligte von Vorteil ist. Wenn wir Architektur als lebenden Organismus verstehen, können wir Städte dann als Biotop begreifen? Welche architekonischen Raumformen, welche Nutzungsarten, welche Typologien können nebeneinander, in Konkurrenz, in Wechselwirkung oder als Zielkonflikt neue Architekturkonnexe schaffen?

Bewegende Architektur - bAm, 2023
bewegende Architektur - bAm, 2023

Teaching methods

Workshops on form-finding and simulation methods are held regularly as part of the design process. We have developed our own software for this purpose. We are not only guided by built structures, but also by natural examples that have grown. How do bones grow and how do they find optimal shapes for load cases? How do spiders weave their webs and how do they organise this gigantic construction task?

Mode of examination





Examination modalities

The projects will be discussed via beamer. The recent state of the projects will be uploaded to ftp-folders available to the other participants. Every student can learn from other projects and small groups of discussion and work can be build.

Course registration

Not necessary


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


No lecture notes are available.