259.566 Modul Digital Architectonics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 10.0h, 10.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 10.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to see the vast societal transformations that go along with digitalization in a big picture. They have acquired ideas of how contemporary technology can be anchored with respect to the tradition of thinking about technics in the tradition of architecture. The module addresses specifically students interested in pursuing an academic and research oriented career, with emphasis on theory in architecture and urban design and planning. This module will llet the students actively participate in the ATTP research pursuits, as well as in our cooperations with other international universities. 

The Digital Architectonics Module is conceived and directed by:

Vera Bühlmann (TU Wien)
Ludger Hovestadt (ETH Zurich)
Elias Zafiris (Athens University)

There is an info meeting on Wednesday 5th october at 01:30 pm, ATTP Seminarspace.

The official start of the Module is Friday October 7th, 2-6 pm, live in the ATTP Seminarspace.

Subject of course

This module expands a set of instruments for digital architectonics, which introduces into how the structures of thought in architecture, mathematics, and philology, can play together upon the background of generic information technology, big data, and machine intelligence. The focus of our research is based on the problem diagnosis that we are experiencing upheavals with digitization that affect almost all aspects of our societies, and in which largely invisible and somewhat uncontrolled, new power structures emerge. For architecture and urban planning, this means a challenge that is very fundamental. Many conventional values become non-specific and diffuse into the generic. Cities and buildings need a new self-understanding and a new face.  We are looking for how general technology (digitalization) can be anchored in the thinking of the tradition of architecture, and how one can give a "face" to current power structures in the manner of rhetorical composition and the treaties writing tradition.

Four Core Courses

259.565   VO Architektur und Digitalisierung (2 ECTS)

259.568   VO Architektur und Philologie (2 ECTS)

259.567  VO Architektur und Mathematik (2 ECTS)

259.569 VU Architecture und Traktate (4 ECTS)

Teaching methods

The lecture courses will be prepared in online form, as modular episodes. In parallel, there will be live discussions in ZOOM each Friday from 14:00 to 18:00, with all the lecturers from the different courses present together with the students of the module.

The exercise course consists of guided writing exercises to better grasp the contents of the lectures, and with the intent to help students unite the acquired ideas in the active exploration of the genre of rhetorical composition and treatise writing. 

In this semester the module will be taught mainly in live Friday sessions (2-6 pm) at ATTP Seminar Space, as well as some online ZOOM meetings. TBD in detail.

You can find the pre-recorded lectures on the ATTP YouTube Channel. 


Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Mandatory active participation in the Live Meetings every Friday afternoon 2-6 pm, starting October 7 2022.  



Course dates

Fri14:00 - 18:0027.01.2023 ATTP Seminar roomTreatise review session

Examination modalities

Active participation in the discussions, written essays, oral exam. Course specific.




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Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Very much recommended (but not mandatory) is the prior completion of the Module Meta Architecture.