253.G89 Historic earth building in Austria: maintnance, refurbishment and building in the existing building stock
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify and analyze historical clay buildings and to propose their renovation or remodeling.

The knowledge required for this is communicated via excursions to earth constructions, through the accompanying LDS "Building Physics and Human Ecology of Earth Building" and "Sustainable Building ...". The LVA is constantly adapted to requirements and takes into account offers from the field.

Subject of course

Construction and structural engineering history, regional building typologies, further development of the Lehmbau cadastre in Austria as a public participatory project (PPGIS); Deepening conservation strategies and methods for rehabilitation of old buildings with a focus on earth building and development of opportunities for adaptation to current building standards; new strategies and concepts for building in existing buildings.

Additional lecturers at the course will be the experts DDr. Hubert Feiglstorfer and Roland Meingast (Nature&Clay Company).

Teaching methods

Getting to know historical building methods through excursions and documentations.

Carrying out your own analyzes and their documentation.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 19:0008.03.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Introduction to historical Earth Building
Sat06:00 - 16:0018.03.2023 on siteExcursion, all
Wed12:00 - 16:0029.03.2023 Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Excursion of groups to different locations
Wed16:00 - 19:0005.04.2023 Zoom-Meeting (LIVE)Theoretical inputs, discussing excercises
Wed15:00 - 19:0003.05.2023 Zoom-MeetingInput and feedback to project work
Tue16:00 - 19:0013.06.2023 Vortragsraum in NiedersulzPresentation of project work

Examination modalities

Analysis, documentation and renovation concept of a concrete practical example

Presence at course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.03.2023 00:00 17.03.2023 00:00 17.03.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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