251.694 Dokumentation and Analysis of Historical Architecture
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, UE, 2.5h, 3.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.5
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse historic buildings in order to have an understanding of their construction. The practical application of building archaeological methods on completion of the course allows students to investigate aspects including design choices, construction techniques and construction phases and processes.

Subject of course

This course is part of [SIQ!] Bauforschung.Denkmalpflege

We will study the "Reception of Antiquity" in the Italian Renaissance in the Modul History of Architecture and Building Archaeology in the winter semester 2023. The building survey object „Castello Colonna“ in Genazzano, the surrounding architectural context and the nearby Nymphaeum by Bramante will be the focus.

Teaching methods

 collective on-site inspection for a initial understanding of the object

self-reliant approach into the subject using analytical sketching

manifacturing of preliminary plan-material to work with using hand-measurement supported by tachymetry (in small groups)

self-reliant documentation of the status quo by applying various methods of analysis - sketching, pictures, hand-measurement, tachymetry, image-rectification as well as photogrammetry and laserscanning (in focus areas for small groups)

self-reliant documentation of relevant details, findings and mappings (in focus areas for small groups - supervised)

comparison with historic image sources and literature + discussion

continous review of analysis in small groups

presentation and discussion of results

incorporation of results into a so called building documentation folder

Mode of examination


Additional information

All module dates in winter semester take place on Wednesday.

Mandatory Attendance!

- Further information, including the schedule, will be provided in the course "Modul Baugeschichte Bauforschung".
This course is part of [SIQ!] Bauforschung.Denkmalpflege



Examination modalities

- printed as well as digital submission of building documentation folder containing all results of building analysis

- digital submission of results of documentation as well as architectural drawings according to predefined formatting

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2023 15:20 04.10.2023 15:35 02.11.2023 15:35

Registration modalities

participants will be signed up through the course Modul Baugeschichte Bauforschung

Application is currently locked manually.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

expected is a basic knowledge in sketching and manifacturing of architectural drawings

experience in surveying and written communication of architectural topics with scientific intent is beneficial

lectures and exercises of the Institute of History of Art, Building Archeology and Restoration

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


  • Attendance Required!