Masterstudiengang Architektur Forschungsfeld

Alternative materials for sustainable architecture

The building industry is responsible for a great consume of energy and a large amount of CO2 emissions. As architects and civil engineers, we are aware that we should design resource-efficient buildings in order to reduce their environmental impact. In this course we are going to focus on the embodied building energy, especially the building materials since we understand them key to find environmental-friendly solutions. We propose to explore not only the consciousness for an environmentally accurate use of materials but also, its proper handling and material flow. We encourage the students to think forward and imagine possible resource-efficient futures by applying renewable raw materials to architectural projects!


  • supervised by Martin Trautz, Dana Saez, Andrija Pranjic