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.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

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 in a small exhibition.

 * Two day excursions are planned during the semester (depending on the Corona situation), which can be visited voluntarily.

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

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



Course dates

Mon16:00 - 19:0004.10.2021Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL 1. Auftakt
Mon13:00 - 19:0018.10.2021 Blaue Lagune2. Exkursion I
Mon09:00 - 19:0025.10.2021 Zurndorf2. Exkursion II
Mon16:00 - 19:0015.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE)3. Präsentation Aufgabe 1
Mon16:00 - 19:0022.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE)4. Input 2
Mon16:00 - 19:0029.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE)5. Leitfragen
Mon16:00 - 19:0013.12.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE)6. Input 3
Mon16:00 - 19:0010.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE) (LIVE)7. Präsentation Aufgabe 2
Mon16:00 - 19:0017.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94079901056 (LIVE)8. Ausstellung planen

Examination modalities

Task 1: 40% (written submission)

Task 2: 40% (written submission)

Cooperation: 20%

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 09:00 30.09.2021 09:00 28.09.2021 09:00


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


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