260.371 Stadtmorphologie
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to orient themselves analytically in relation to the complex connections between territory, spatial development, urban and settlement structure, building types and architecture and to evolve independently within the “art, to get city and countryside to speak” (André Corboz).

Subject of course

The course aims to develop an in-depth analytical and design-based understanding of the complex relations between territory, spatial development, urban and settlement structure, building types, architecture, etc. Various interpretive perspectives and planning methodological approaches shall be cultivated in relation to the designed environment. Furthermore, it shall be discussed how the subject matter of morphological approach of city and territory can be depicted in a future design-oriented module. This aspect will be incorporated in the lecture by a moderated discussion with the long-time lecturers Erich Raith and Alfons Dworsky.

Teaching methods

Independent reading of an introductory text, lectures, guest lectures, moderated discussion.

The three-part series “Landschaft Lesen” (Editor: LandLuft) serves as script and its relevant questions and content shall be addressed in the examination.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Wed17:00 - 19:0021.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91662898467 (LIVE)Introduction / Review
Wed14:00 - 18:0005.05.2021 (LIVE)1 - Die morphologische Betrachtungsweise
Wed14:00 - 18:0012.05.2021 (LIVE)2 - Die totale Landschaft / Wasserlinien, Wasserzeichen
Tue18:00 - 20:0018.05.2021 (LIVE)3 - Landschaft Lesen - Abendtermin mit Alfons Dworsky
Wed14:00 - 18:0002.06.2021 (LIVE)4 - Landschaft Lesen und territoriale Transformation anhand ausgewählter Kulturlandschaften in Österreich
Wed09:00 - 13:0016.06.2021 (LIVE)5 - Landschaft Lesen und Betrachtungen des ländlichen Raums

Examination modalities

The performance assessment takes place by means of a seminar paper covering all topics and scales, the presentation of which takes place online or in attendance at the end of June.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture
066 443 Architecture


Three booklets part of the series "Landschaft Lesen" written by Alfons Dworsky and Judith Leitner are sold at the urban design research unit at Karlsplatz (Stiege 3/4. Stock) .

You can pick up the booklets during the following dates:
It will cost you 15€. Please bring the exact amount of money in cash.

16.4.2021 12:00 - 14:00

19.4.2021 16:00 - 17:00

22.4.2021 11:00 - 12:00