259.332 Modul Meta - 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.

2022W, VU, 9.0h, 10.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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  • Semester hours: 9.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to make important distinctions with regard to media and their sphere of influence, they are better equipped to stand up against a certain "homogenization-through-mediation". This module centers around the relation between architecture and communication via code. As an architect you will want to be able to sign – intellectually – your work with your own name. For this, we need not only be well familiar with forms and formats, with skills and techniques of communication, we also need to "master" them with a certain sophistication. The courses of this module will provide exercises for this. 


Subject of course

 ** The module is offered in the Winter Semester of each year. Please note that not all the elective courses can offered every time. ** 

Core Courses

259.278 VO Show
The lecture course VO SHOW (2h/2ECTS) circulates around forms and formas of public communication in architecture (magazines, manifestoes, blogs, websites, radio, tv, film). We will get familiar with theories in semiotics, with forms of discourse analysis and interaction analysis, and we will gain insights into the local media scene via guest lectures. 

259.509 VO Talk
The lecture course VO TALK (2h/2ECTS) deals with philosophical approaches to relevant topics in cultural discourse and architecture theory, and thereby considers also extra-disciplinary fields like mathematics, economy, ecology, politics, ethics, art, padagogy, the engineering sciences or the juridical sciences.

259.501  VU Substitute
In the VU SUBSTITUTE (3h/3ECTS), students acquire basic familiarity and practice with rhetorics and poetics. They learn how to articulate ideas in language and image. 

259.502 VU Act
In the VU ACT (3h/3ECTS), all the different angles treated in the courses of the module are to play together: here it is all about translating what has been learnt into a personal articulation that feeds into one thematic frame that is provided by the lecturer. 

We recommend to complement the core courses with the following Elective Courses

259.513  VO Tame
The VO TAME (2h/2ECTS) focuses on Robotics and Architecture from a cultural studies point of view

259.338 VO Screen
The VO SCREEN (2h/2ECTS) attends to film theory.

259.510  VU Cut
The VU CUT (3h/3ECTS) deals with montage as theory and practice.

259.503 VU Code
The VU CODE (3h/3ECTS) provides a rich spectrum of the imaginary worlds around coding, it concerns itself with programming and mathematical thinking for architects.

259.500 VO Report
The VO REPORT (2h/2ECTS) offers students to actively participate with a written report on the lectures at the international Sophistication conferences at TU Vienna, organized by ATTP.


Teaching methods

Divers: Lectures, Excercises, Readings and discussions

Mode of examination


Additional information

Presentation "Modul Meta-Architektur", Wednesday 5. October 2022 between 12:30 - 13:00 Uhr, live at ATTP, Seminar Space.  


Start of the Courses (partly live in ATTP Seminar Space, partly ZOOM ): 

VU ACT, Dienstag 11. Oktober 2022 10:00-13:00  (danach wöchentlich live zu dieser Zeit)

VU SUBSTITUTE, Mittwoch 12. Oktober 2022 09:30-12:30 (danach wöchentlich live zu dieser Zeit)

VU TALK, Donnerstag 13. Oktober 2022 16:00-18:00 (danach alle zwei Wochen live zu dieser Zeit, plus Recordings von Vorträgen dazwischen)

VU SHOW, Dienstag 18. Oktober 2022 16:00-18:00 (spätere Termine tbd, mix aus live und Recordings)

For detailed schedule see the individual lecture and exercise courses.  




Examination modalities

Divers, each course individually.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Theoriemodule Master12.09.2022 09:0022.09.2022 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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