253.354 Experiencing material
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to sensually and consciously perceive different material properties in architecture and apply them in the design process. Students learn to name all component aspects of materiality (perception, material requirements, technical properties) and can apply them in future.

Subject of course

Analysis of the construction materials advertised on the construction market with regard to their structuring factors and design possibilities as well as their material aesthetics and economics. Exploring the visual, auditory and tactile material qualities of industrial products. Working out the material characteristics and qualities as well as the transformation and estrangement of materials. Comparison of natural and artificial materials, applications of materials in an artistic context.

Teaching methods

Practice work in the form of analyses, plans, models and/or material samples. Visit to the analogue materials library.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Introduction, 4th October, 2023, 9.00am HS7 TU Wien


Online meetings at Zoom https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93720899791, Meeting-ID: 937 2089 9791



Examination modalities

Continuous assessment

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.09.2022 09:00 22.09.2022 23:59 22.09.2022 23:59

Registration modalities

Registration will be open only in the application pool

Application is currently locked manually.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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