874332 Building like nature & using nature based materials

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Stangl, Rosemarie , Gierlinger, Notburga
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Nature offers unique materials and construction concepts to achieve remarkable multifunctional properties, e.g. being tough & self cleaning & self repairing, In these lecture selected examples will be introduced with focus on hierarchical structure and properties of natural materials and what we can learn for biomimetic material and construction design as well as best use of natural materials in sustainable engineering constructions like green fassades.

Previous knowledge expected

not necessary

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- have state-of-the-art knowledge on nature based solutions
- be able to discuss critically transfers from nature´s ideas to engineering approaches
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.