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UE 057.017 | 8.0h | 10.0 ECTS

Participants of this design studio have the unique opportunity to work in groups with students from Japan. Under the joint supervision of the Japan Austria Science Exchange Center (TU Wien), High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (University Stuttgart) and Prof. Mishima (Saga University) the participating students will enhance architectural design competence and gain knowledge in 3D surveying and planning using 3DS Max and acquire new skills in simulation and visualization techniques for virtual and augmented realities.

The task is the design of a small to medium size multifunctional building that houses workplaces for students and offers possibilities for catering at TU Wien’s Campus Getreidemarkt. Groundwork for the design will be a 3D surveying and mapping of the site and its surroundings. 

Phase 1:
site analysis, conceptual design, 3DS Max training, implementing concept in 3D

Phase 2:
excursion to Stuttgart and spatial simulation at HLRS
(TU Wien and Saga University students)

Phase 3:
TU Wien students will continue the detailed design process in Vienna
(group work, TU Wien students only)

Schedule, Task Description and Program Details:
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Excursion to Stuttgart:
TU Wien students have to organize the trip to Stuttgart by themselves (car pooling, bus, plane). 

Required skills:
Good English language proficiency | AutoCAD (2D/3D) skills | 3DS Max skills are beneficial 

Group Work:
Conceptual phase: groups of 3 TU Wien and 3 Saga University students
Detailed design phase: groups of 3 TU Wien students 

Curricula and registration:
TU Wien architecture students can apply via the faculty's application pool for design studios


  • Marcus Grundnigg JASEC, TU Wien
  • Iris Mach JASEC, TU Wien
  • Thomas Rief JASEC, TU Wien
  • Barbara Rief-Vernay JASEC, TU Wien
  • Fabian Dembski, HLRS Stuttgart
  • Uwe Wössner, HLRS Stuttgart
  • Nobuo Mishima, Saga University



Conceptual Phase (blocked):

  • 7.3.2019 Thursday
    Arrival Saga University (SU) students in Vienna
  • 8.3.2019 Friday
    09:30am: Vienna sightseeing tour for SU students. We finish at Museumsquarter at noon to have a small lunch there.
    02:00pm: Introduction to heritage protection, planning processes in the field
    04:00pm: Walk to Campus Getreidemarkt and site visit
    06:00pm: Allocation of participants to groups and welcome party
  • 9.3.2019 Saturday
    whole day: group work – concept finding design task
  • 10.3.2019 Sunday 
    whole day: group work – concept finding design task
  • 11.3.2019 Monday
    04:00pm: Intermediate Presentation
  • 12.3.2019 Tuesday 
    10:00am: 3D scanning and lectures by HLRS
  • 13.3.2019 Wednesday
    09:00am 3DS Max training day @ ArchLab, Room PC4
  • 14.3.2019 Thursday 
    whole day: group work – implement concept in 3DS Max
  • 15.3.2019 Friday
    Intermediate Presentation (tba)
  • 16.3.2019 Saturday
    Free day in Vienna
  • 17.3.2019 Sunday
    Journey to Stuttgart and welcome party (details tba)
  • 18.3.2019 Monday
    10:00am: Guided architecture excursion to highlights in Stuttgart
  • 19.3.2019 Tuesday
    09:30am: Lecture by HLRS, ensuing workshop on design, modelling and visualization for 3D-virtual reality environments.
  • 20.3.2019 Wednesday
    09:30am: Workshop: design, modelling, visualization
  • 21.3.2019 Thursday
    09:30am: Workshop: design, modelling, visualization
    03:00pm: Final presentation of the workshop results in the CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment)
    06:00pm: Farewell party (details tba)
  • 22.3.2019 Friday
    Journey to Vienna (tba)
  • 23.3.2019 Saturday 
    SU students return to Japan

Final Design Phase (TU Wien students only):

  • We will offer possibilities for consultations on Mondays at 03:00pm
  • Final Presentation: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 03:00pm


This design studio is a blocked course with an intensive workshop phase (incl. weekends) from March 8 until March 21, 2019. Within that time, we will make an excursion to Stuttgart from March 17 until March 21, 2019. The trip to Stuttgart is compulsory for all participants and has to be organized and paid by the participating students (car pooling, bus, plane). 
Interested students have to be able to reserve the dates from March 8 until March 21 (incl. weekends) exclusively for this design studio!