259.332 Modul Meta - 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, VU, 9.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 9.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to make important distinctions with regard to media and their sphere of influence, they are better equipped to stand up against a certain "homogenization-through-mediation". This module centers around the relation between architecture and communication via code. As an architect you will want to be able to sign – intellectually – your work with your own name. For this, we need not only be well familiar with forms and formats, with skills and techniques of communication, we also need to "master" them with a certain sophistication. The courses of this module will provide exercises for this. 


Subject of course

 ** The module is offered in the Winter Semester of each year. Please note that not all the elective courses can offered every time. ** 

Core Courses

259.278 VO Show
The lecture course VO SHOW (2h/2ECTS) provides a particular insight into philosophical aspects that resonate with the overall module. The themes can vary each semester (please refer to the page of the course for further information). 

259.509 VO Talk
The lecture course VO TALK (2h/2ECTS) deals with philosophical approaches to relevant topics in cultural discourse and architecture theory, and thereby considers also extra-disciplinary fields like mathematics, economy, ecology, politics, ethics, art, pedagogy, the engineering sciences or the juridical sciences.

259.501 VU Substitute
In the VU SUBSTITUTE (3h/3ECTS), students acquire basic familiarity and practice with rhetorics and poetics. They learn how to articulate ideas in language and image. 

259.502 VU Act
In the VU ACT (3h/3ECTS), all the different angles treated in the courses of the module are to play together: here it is all about translating what has been learnt into a personal articulation that feeds into one thematic frame that is provided by the lecturer. 

We recommend to complement the core courses with the following Elective Courses

259.513 VO Tame
The VO TAME (2h/2ECTS) focuses on Robotics and Architecture from a cultural studies point of view.

259.338 VO Screen
The VO SCREEN (2h/2ECTS) attends to film theory.

259.510 VU Cut
The VU CUT (3h/3ECTS) deals with montage as theory and practice.

259.503 VU Code
The VU CODE (3h/3ECTS) provides a rich spectrum of the imaginary worlds around coding, it concerns itself with programming and mathematical thinking for architects.

259.500 VO Report
The VO REPORT (blocked,2h/2ECTS) offers students to actively participate (with a written report) on the lectures at the international Sophistication conferences at TU Vienna, organized by ATTP.

Teaching methods

Divers: lectures, exercises, readings and discussions

Mode of examination


Additional information

For detailed schedule see the individual lecture and exercise courses.



Examination modalities

Divers, each course individually.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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