280.952 Single Family Homes
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, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to recognize which problems and challenges the classic single-family house brings and which spatial planning control mechanisms exist.
  • to use different methods.
  • to give an overview of the diverse aspects of the single-family home.
  • prepare information well.

Subject of course

The central content of the course is the single-family house. During the semester we will deal intensively with the various aspects of this type of living and the "dream of a single-family home". This includes the past, present and future of the single-family home, the challenges, problems, advantages and disadvantages, alternatives and the presentation in the media. But personal experiences and attitudes to this polarizing topic should also be dealt with


Foundation: Everything you need to know
In a first step (task 1) the figures / data / facts about the single-family house are worked out. This includes, for example, the land consumption, the number of houses in Austria, the average number of residents, regulatory mechanisms, historical development, etc.

1st floor: The house and its residents
In the second step (task 2), the students should ask their personal environment on this topic. For this purpose, key questions are worked out together and a preparatory workshop (methods, input, etc.) is held.

Roof: With a view into the future
At the end of the semester, the results of both parts should be presented.

Teaching methods

Task 1 is a group work of 2-3 people.

Task 2 is an individual work (over the Christmas holidays).

Mode of examination


Additional information

Die LVA wurde mit dem AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award 2023 ausgezeichnet

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 16:0007.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Kickoff mit Themenfindung
Tue13:00 - 16:0014.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Input und Diskussion
Tue13:00 - 16:0028.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Präsentation Aufgabe 1 und Einleitung Aufgabe 2
Tue13:00 - 16:0005.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Fragen und Methode Interview (Workshop)
Tue13:00 - 16:0016.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Abschluss und Präsentation
Tue13:00 - 16:0023.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Abschluss und Präsentation

Examination modalities

Task 1: 40% (written submission)

Task 2: 40% (written submission)

Cooperation: 20%

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2023 09:00 30.09.2023 23:59 30.09.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

Master vor Bachelor


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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Previous knowledge



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