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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, 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...

… interpret and evaluate media and their different formats in the context of architecture and discuss them for the further development of their work.
After having successfully completed the course, students have an understanding of how their own ideas can be translated into media content.
… which media can be used for which communication concerns.
… based on the understanding to use the work with media in their own work.
… how they as architects with highly individual representational desires, can conceptualise media-effective public appearances.
… to discuss the differences between scientific, popular and architecture domain discourses.

Subject of course


François Dallegret, Palais Métro, 1967, Montréal, Canada.

Successful architects typically build their fame not only in doing good buildings, but also by propagating their ideas, creating an image veneering their building practice. With that a public image for the specific architecture is created that in turn serves as a powerful force for this particular architecture. This appearance of a certain architecture is in turn used to promote decision processes, to legitimise political decisions, as well as the marketing of projects in general. This public image is spread by all kinds of media, whereas text and language have their prominent position within those communications.

The world of architecture and popular debates in Austria are full of such popular images or mythologies, to use the word of Roland Barthes. images of ‚home‘, ‚penthouse apartment‘, ‚BIG‘, ‚tower‘, ‚gateway‘ or ‚smart city‘. These images are manufactured and reproduced through numerous practices: socialisation at home and at school, advertising, TV and film, fashion and music industries, journalism of general interest and of the architecture domain. 


Guests lectures:

RADIO „a palaver“ at Radio Orange

David Pasek



Riccardo Villa


Tim Reinboth


Teaching methods

Lecture units each with discussion of the lecture contents.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Meetings see Modul Metaarchitektur.

Place: Seminar room Architekturtheorie.



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 18:0018.10.2022 - 17.01.2023 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Wed17:00 - 17:4525.01.2023 Show exam ONLINE in Tuwel
Show - Single appointments
Tue18.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue25.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue08.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue22.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue29.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue06.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue13.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue20.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue10.01.202316:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Tue17.01.202316:00 - 18:00 Seminar room ATTPShow lecture
Wed25.01.202317:00 - 17:45 Show exam ONLINE in Tuwel

Examination modalities

Written exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 10:00 03.11.2022 18:00 13.11.2022 10:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified



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