Facility & Real Estate Management PT
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Architecture & Design Fundamentals

level of course unit

Fundamentals- and advanced knowledge

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - present important cornerstones of the planning and construction phases. - describe the principles of design rules as well as to analyze given examples and apply the rules when carrying out their own work. - describe important dates, characteristics and contexts of architectural history and identify them in existing buildings. - describe building typologies and identify them in complex contexts as well as to create and present specific functions for different usage requirements of buildings. - create (2D and 3D) sketches to be used as basic communication tools in the building sector. - draw up simple building designs together with the respective plans.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Lecture "Technical Drawing" AR.1

course contents

- Planning and construction processes - Design principles - Drawing lessons - “Schule des Sehens” - Building typologies and room functions

recommended or required reading

- Kister, J. (Hrsg.): Bauentwurfslehre, Springer Vieweg, 2012 - Cragoe, C.D.: Architektur - verständlich gemacht: Ein illustrierter Führer zur Baustilkunde, Bassermann, 2011 - Sauter, H; Hartmann, A.; Katz, T.: Einführung in das Entwerfen, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2011 - Jonak, U.: Grundlagen der Gestaltung, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2012

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, tutorials and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

year of study

1. Year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory subject

mode of delivery

20% web-based self-learning unit, 80% in class course (integrated lecture))

work placement(s)

Not applicable