Werner Graschopf ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag.Arch.
Karin Raith ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Anja Jonkhans, Sen.Art. Dipl.arch. MArch.
Franz Sam , Univ.-Lekt. Arch DI
A central question in architectural production is that of the material manifestation of design. In the framework of the Building Technology programme, students are provided with the opportunity to gain technical knowledge while going through the process of designing and detailing their projects. The aim is not only the proper application of tried-and-true constructional solutions and standard detailing, but rather the development of constructive systems that bear a logical connection to the architectural concept. Construction is seen as a chance to underline and elaborate upon the essential idea of the design.
The program deals with the principles of construction, which rest upon physical and spatial laws and have equal effect in different building components. Departing from this basic understanding, a strategic way of thinking should develop in order to constructively master complex geometries.
Building design aims to optimise the interaction between building elements, integrating formal concepts as well as functional and other requirements
The combination with the disciplines Structural Design and Energy Design stimulates a holistic view of architecture.