IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

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The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Deans Hani Rashid and Klaus Bollinger  is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Kazuyo Sejima, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.

This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.  
Teaching Language: English

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IoA Sliver Lecture Herwig Baumgartner, May 3, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Herwig Baumgartner, May 3, 7pm

Herwig Baumgartner is a licensed architect, principal and co-founder of the architecture firm B+U, based in Los Angeles and a professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Previously he taught at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and conducted workshops around the country and abroad.
He received his diploma in Music and New Media from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Studio Wolf D. Prix, University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1996. 
Prior to founding B+U with Scott Uriu in 2000, Herwig Baumgartner worked as a senior associate and project architect at Gehry Partners. He also collaborated with artist Richard Serra and worked on several large-scale sculptural projects in New Zealand, Naples, Toronto, and San Francisco. B+U work is often informed by experimenting with concepts and techniques outside the architectural profession, including electronic music, science and computation.
Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures:

May 11: Martin Tamke, CITA
May 23: Liam Young, SCI-Arc
June 6: Ruth SchnellMartin Kusch, Angewandte



28/04/17

IoA Sliver Lecture Martin Tamke, May 11, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Martin Tamke, May 11, 7pm

Martin Tamke is Associate Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. He is pursuing a design led research in the interface and implications of computational design and its materialisation. He joined the newly founded research centre CITA in 2006 and shaped its design based research practice. Projects on new design and fabrication for wood and fiber based materials led to a series of research projects and digitally fabri-cated demonstrators that explore an archi-tectural practice engaged with bespoke materials and behaviour.
Martin initiated and conducted research projects in the emerging field of digital production in the building industry and architectural computa-tion. The research connects academic and industrial partners from architecture and engineering, computer and material science and the crafts. Currently he is involved in the EU framework 7 project DURAARK, the Danish funded four year Complex Modelling research project and the adapt-r and InnoChain PhD research networks.
May 23: Liam Young, SCI-Arc
June 6: Ruth SchnellMartin Kusch, Angewandte

28/04/17

Lecture The Making of...Investcorp Building, Oxford, May 18,7pm

Lecture The Making of...Investcorp Building, Oxford, May 18,7pm

„The Making of the Investcorp, Oxford"
Michael Reifer/ Frener & Reifer

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Seminarraum 3, Top Floor
Stubenring 3, 1010 Vienna

Zaha Hadid always tried to push the artistic boundaries of architecture, thus challenging engineers and construction companies. One of her last projects, an extension to St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, bridges the distance between two historic buildings with a glossy double-curved stainless steel shape. The small but spectacular building was realized in collaboration with Frener & Reifer, a company that strives to advance building technology in research and practice. The nearly seamless freeform steel facade with its electro-polished surface was completely planned, manufactured and installed by the Italian cladding specialist.

Michael Reifer will explain the design objectives that required an unusually precise prefabricated facade solution for the Investcorp Building (a.k.a. “Softbridge”). He will compare the project with other buildings the company contributed to in the last years and he will talk about technological improvements and his constant efforts to improve the data flow and close the digital chain of design and production.

20/04/17

Studio Hani Rashid "A speculative Architecture for Vienna", April 4

Studio Hani Rashid "A speculative Architecture for Vienna", April 4

The University of Applied Arts Vienna invites you to the presentation of architectural discussions on places of the future

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 12:30 pm

Afterwards we invite you to a small reception. Please register via e-mail: studio.rashid@uni-ak.ac.at

Dr. Gerald Bast, President University of Applied Arts Vienna
Dr. Harald Mahrer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
o. Univ.-Prof. Hani Rashid, Head Studio Hani Rashid, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Location: Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna

Throughout other parts of the world, primarily the West Coast of the USA and large parts of Asia, we are witnessing a widespread, euphoric view of the future,  partly as a consequence of the possibilities offered by the digital revolution. Conversely, what we are experiencing in Europe as a whole and in Austria in particular, is a very reserved approach to the future. This has resulted in skepticism towards technology and science. Therefore,  right now would be an appropriate time to face these grand societal challenges and approach them with optimism in order to build and shape the years ahead rather than succumbing to complacency, romanticism and fear of change.

Studio Hani Rashid, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, is engaged with the development of platforms that invite the public to further advance perceptions and visions for the future. The project offers the opportunity for the presentation and interaction of ideas within a combination of agora and library type of space.

31/03/17

Book launch [Applied] Foreign Affairs, March 29, 7pm

Book launch [Applied] Foreign Affairs, March 29, 7pm

Welcome: Gerald Bast

Panel Discussion: Lesley Lokko, Baerbel Mueller, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Juergen Strohmayer and Christian Teckert

AIL, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Franz-Josef-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub‐Saharan Africa
Edited by IoA Institute of Architecture / Baerbel Mueller
Series: Edition Angewandte
BIRKHÄUSER (January 2017)
ISBN 978‐3‐0356‐0878‐6

[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a laboratory at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied Arts Vienna that investigates spatial, infrastructural, environmental, and cultural phenomena in rural and urban sub-Saharan Africa. Projects are based on an interdisciplinary, trans-cultural, and experimental approach. 
The publication documents three of the projects, which took place in Ghana and the DR Congo between 2011 and 2015: Guabuliga - Well by the Thorn Tree / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, Staging Apam / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and Lubungamode / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DRC. The work and its impact is presented in its respective context and embedded in a wider discourse: renowned experts write about and discuss the intrinsic topics at hand.
With essays from and conversations with Hannah le Roux, Chief Salifu Mahama Tampurie, Baerbel Mueller, Ann Cassiman, Bernhard Sommer, Joe Osae-Addo, Bernhard Akoi-Jackson, Gerald Bast, Christin Forstinger, Kojo Benedict Quaye Aka Sir Black, Victoria Oyone, Kofi Setordji, Awo Mana Asiedu, Petra Kron, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Klaus Bollinger, Robert Vierlinger, Franz Sam, Jörg Stamm, Manora Auersperg, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Daniel Aschwanden, Neville Mars, Mae-ling Lokko, Akwasi McLaren, Dorine Mokha, Faustin Linyekula, Nikolaus Gansterer, Filip de Boeck, Sammy Baloji, Wolf D. Prix, Virginie Dupray and Peter Sellars
https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/473157…

23/03/17

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