Postgraduate Degree
Master of Advanced Studies – Architecture

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Degree: Master of Advanced Studies
Start: February 2020
Duration: 3 terms / 90 ECTS
Tuition Fee: € 9.000 (100€/ECTS)
Participants: max. 20
Language: English (level B2)
Required Qualification:
Graduate Degree or
University BA + MA Degree in architecture or a comparable branch

Application

2nd Admission Call
Application period:
Sept 30 – Nov 08, 2019
2nd admission interviews:
Nov 14 & 15 2019

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Accommodation in Linz
Health Insurance
Visa and Residence in Austria
Upper Space - study in Upper Austria

Objectives

  • Enhance the awareness of the global challenges we face in relation to the built environment, as climate change and social inequality.
  • Develop and widen the scope of action for architects and related professionals in order to develop alternative concepts as well as to implement them
  • Join efforts from different disciplines and include distinct cultural peculiarities without hierarchies
  • Raise the level of professionalism in built environment issues in development

Qualification

The programme qualifies its graduates for design and implementation processes related to the built environment, such as architecture, urban planning and regional development.

Who should apply

The Postgraduate Degree | basehabitat

  • addresses built environment professionals with dedication and commitment to social and sustainable architecture and spatial development
  • invites those interested to pool forces with likeminded people and professionals in order to work on alternative approaches
  • provides participants the opportunity to work on radically different approaches in tackling global challenges

Teaching Team

“I strongly believe architecture is a tool to improve lives. As architects we do have power to influence the society and to make a change. Rather than exploiting our planet’s precious resources, we can be sensitive and graft what we find locally.”

Anna Heringer

Teaching Team, Photo: Stefanie Hueber

Structure

Design + Theory in Linz (40 ECTS)
FEBJULY 2020

In the first semester in Linz, you will work on four to five short design courses, including theory, individual specialisation and hands-on inputs.

Design + On-Site Experience (20 ECTS), on a BASEhabitat construction site
MID-SEPTMID-DEC 2020

In the second semester, you will be on an international construction site, develop design details and build with your own hands and on a one-to-one scale.

Master Thesis (30 ECTS), not bound to a certain location
FEBMAY 2021

In the third semester, you will write your master thesis under the supervision of one of the guest professors, which gives you the chance to develop your individual research and design project.

“With BASEhabitat I am strongly sharing a passion of raising awareness of how architecture can tackle the global challenges nowadays. These challenges become more and more significant due to the increase in poverty, war and migration on our planet.”

Jan Glasmeier

What do participants learn?

  • Experience built environment matters in theory and practice from various perspectives. Understand different places and contexts and their dynamics.
  • Manage socially responsible planning and building processes. Work together in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Integrate architectural quality in functional necessities. Develop sustainable architectural solutions that are also convincing with their quality and aesthetic.
  • Design and build with sustainable building materials. Know about the wide range of possibilities these materials offer for contemporary architecture.
  • Develop and widen the scope of action for architects and related professionals in order to develop alternative concepts as well as to implement them
  • Join efforts from different disciplines and include distinct cultural peculiarities without hierarchies
  • Raise the level of professionalism in built environment issues in development

Teaching Principles

  • Practice driven and hands-on approach in a setting of international participants and teachers from various disciplines.
  • Integrating different cultural peculiarities. Facilitate mutual learning and a lively exchange of ideas.
  • Focus on design processes accompanied by a diverse setting of seminars, workshops, lectures and spatial practise. Design experience on-desk and on-site.
  • Groupwork and individual work, including possibilities of specialisation according to own interests.
  • Sharpen your individual profile and develop your own portfolio throughout the programme.

“Resource scarcity, environmental pollution, climate change, and resulting mass migration and conflicts are current global challenges that are forcing us to radically rethink the way we live and work.”

Nina Pawlicki

Photo: Stefanie Hueber

“My focus is on empathic engagement in architectural design. I think this is THE WAY to practice as an architect: Produce locally attached, sustainable architecture with an impact.”

Helena Sandman

Photo: Kurt Hoerbst