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BASEhabitat - architecture for development

“Today, we can build houses without sacrifice and restriction, which use the resources of a place instead of exploiting them, which enrich the environment instead of destroying it, and which thereby offer people decent living conditions.”

(Prof. Roland Gnaiger, Founder BASEhabitat)



The department of architecture at the University of Art and Design Linz is the smallest among Austria’s architecture schools. This means a high level of individuality and agility in coming to grips with questions addressing the built environment. Social, political, and economic development are central pillars of our program.


BASEhabitat is a pioneer laboratory. Explore and develop with us the future of planning and building. Get involved!

Architecture Education - graduate and postgraduate

There is a great demand for an architecture education with a social focus, inspired by handcraft and combined with project realization and building exercises. To meet these requirements, BASEhabitat has developed new formats of education over the past couple of years.


In October 2018 the Master Architecture | BASEhabitat has started - with a particular focus on international, sustainable and collaborative architecture.


A postgraduate Master (Master of Advanced Studies) is being established. It addresses international architects, that want to dive deeper into topics of humanitarian architecture, after having already finished their master studies.

Starting October 2019.

START 2018:

Master Arch/BASEhabitat