259.687 Design Studio Closer to the Stars – Living on the Roof
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, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • develop an architectural design by considering context and background as well as specific aspects of the given design task, such as hierarchies of space, orientation, appropriateness balance of nature and architecture, dimensions, proportions, construction and materials.
  • understand architecture as an immersive spatial experience.

Subject of course

With the aim of densifying urban living space, roof areas of existing buildings can be developed as building sites for small residential modules. Combining sustainability and climate-friendly construction with functionality, aesthetics and quality of life is the central theme of this design course.

Teaching methods

Project development, presentations and reviews 

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu15:00 - 19:0006.10.2022 - 26.01.2023Projektraum DAP 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Review
Design Studio Closer to the Stars – Living on the Roof - Single appointments

Examination modalities

Project review with a jury


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)12.09.2022 09:0026.09.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

CAAD, 3D modelling, basic architectural skills such as spatial imagination, fundamental knowledge of statics, construction and building technologies