264.123 Subjective Space / Spatial Utopia

2024S, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to produce axonometry and perspective drawings in sketch-like freehand technique.
You are able to apply various drawing and painting techniques.
You can solve design relevant problems and formulate variants of proposed solutions in drawing.
You are able to illustrate their design ideas.
You are able to apply artistic strategies of thought and expression.

Subject of course

(How) can you (still) build?

The title refers to building in today's world with all its facets and to the explosive new construction around the Old Danube.

Using drawings, photos, collages and comics, create a visual story (picture story) that focuses thematically on the project area around the Old Danube. Develop a thematic concept with the help of a storyboard, then implement it by weaving in various means, photography, newspaper clippings, drawings, etc.
The course is held in blocks. The students explore areas of tension between the newly built architecture and the old structures through drawing.

The following ideas serve merely as suggestions:
- You are one of the natives
- You are an architect who wants to build in a climate-neutral way. What does your house on the Old Danube
look like?
- You are an architect and absolutely need a job. A large property developer commissions you
to design residential units. What does your house on the Old Danube look like? What are you
possibly be confronted with? In other words, what should you expect when you work with the future
future property developer?
- You are a (very old) fruit tree and you are standing on a plot of land on the Old Danube, exactly where
where a new building is planned.
LVA Subjective Spaces / Spatial Utopias 2023 organizes day excursion with visit to the area of the dispute.

Teaching methods

Introduction to the basic knowledge of the constructive perspective
Drawing of exercise examples in sketch-like form
Self-acting testing of graphic display techniques
Analytical-technical image review of artists' works
Analytical-compository pictorial discussion of artists' works
Abstraction exercises for individual graphic and compositional image design
Variation exercises for the training of the personal drawing style

Mode of examination


Additional information

Blocked course - in presence:

Start + Introduction: Wednesday 24th of April 18:00 Seminarraum AC4004
further dates blocked on Saturdays see dates



Course dates

Wed18:00 - 20:0024.04.2024Seminarraum AC0440 264.123: Subjektive Räume / Raumutopien
Sat10:00 - 17:0004.05.2024Seminarraum AC0440 264.123: Subjektive Räume / Raumutopien
Sat10:00 - 17:0011.05.2024Seminarraum AC0440 264.123: Subjektive Räume / Raumutopien
Sat10:00 - 17:0018.05.2024Seminarraum AC0440 264.123: Subjektive Räume / Raumutopien
Sat10:00 - 17:0008.06.2024Seminarraum AC0440 264.123: Subjektive Räume / Raumutopien

Examination modalities

Continuous development of a sketch collection
individual Final project 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2024 09:00 05.03.2024 23:55 29.03.2024 22:55


The student must have at least 2 of the course(s) completed listed below:


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No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Principles of perspective. ZVS-marks are relevant.

Preceding courses


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