855314 Construction and landscape

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Österreicher, Doris
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The lecture deals with the relationship between landscape and architecture and focuses in this context on topics such as purpose, art, tourism and energy within the landscape and the built environment.
Aspects of the relationship between people and nature and the consequences in terms of construction, the methodology of landscape-related construction as well as typological, topographical and ecological approaches are discussed.


Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Examination of the various interactions between landscape and architecture in history and present. The goal is to stimulate the independent reflection on the progressive structural transformation of the landscape and to sharpen the ability to judge the architectural quality of buildings and their appropriateness in the landscape. The lecture is intended to contribute to the formation of a factual-argumentative basis for discussions with planners from various disciplines, authorities and the affected population, and to promote a critical awareness of formulaic, simplistic approaches towards building design.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.