IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean 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


Midterm Reviews @ Studio Hani Rashid, April 12, 10am

Guests: Lise Anne Couture, Kivi Sotamaa


IoA Sliver Lecture Manuel DeLanda, March 12, 7pm

Lecture by Manuel DeLanda

"The New Materiality"

Manuel DeLanda is an artist and philosopher. Between 1975 and 1982 he was an independent filmmaker. His films were selected for the Whitney Biennal in 1978 and had one man shows at Anthology Film Archives (1978), Collective for Living Cinema (1980), Millenium (1981). More recently he has resumed his filmmaking career, showing his new work at Anthology(2015) and Laboratorio Alameda, in Mexico City (2017). In 1982 he became a computer programmer and independent researcher in cognitive and computer science. Research on the sociology and history of computer science led to the writing of “War in the Age of Intelligent Machines”, published in 1991, on the military origins of computer technology. Since, he has published seven more books, including “A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History” (1997), “Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy” (2002), “A New Philosophy of Society” (2006), “Philosophy and Simulation” (2011), and “Philosophical Chemistry” (2015), and “Assemblage Theory” (2016). He currently teaches in the architecture departments at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and Pratt Institute.

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2 , Hörsaal 1
1010 Vienna


IoA Finals- and Diplomas, Jan 22 -25

IoA Finals- and Diplomas, Jan 22 -25

January 22, 2019
Finals Studio Hani Rashid
9.30 am
„e_Mobilities Futures“
Guests: Oliver Bertram, Alexander Diem, Sille Pihlak

January 23, 2019
Finals Cross Over Studio / Alfredo Brillembourg
9 am
„Sarajevo - a century of re-construction“ 1918-2018"
Guests: Stephanie Briers, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Hubert Klumpner, Anupama Kundoo, Justin McGuirk, Adnan Pašić

Finals Studio Kazuyo Sejima
10 am
Guests: Christina Diaz Moreno and Efren Garcia Grinda/ amid.cero9 (tbc)

January 24, 2019
Diploma Reviews
10 am
Jury: Greg Lynn (head), Matthias Boeckl, Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Karin Raith, Hani Rashid, Kazuyo Sejima 
Guests: Mariana Ibanez, Elena Manferdini

January 25, 2019
Finals Studio Greg Lynn
10 am
„Shell Delight" 
Guests: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Mariana Ibanez, Elena Manferdini

Schwanzer-Trakt, 1st or 2nd floor
1010 Vienna


[a ]FA review: mappings, Jan. 11, 4pm

[a ]FA review: mappings, Jan. 11, 4pm


IoA Sliver Lecture Vera Bühlmann, January 8, 7pm

Lecture by Vera Bühlmann

"On Architecture and the Meteora. On Cornucopian Instruments, Architectonic Dispositions, and Capital Concepts"

Vera Bühlmann is a Swiss writer. She is professor for architecture theory, and director of the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics ATTP at Vienna University of Technology ( Together with Ludger Hovestadt she co-founded and directs the laboratory for applied virtuality at the Architecture Department at ETH Zurich, and co-edits the applied virtuality book series (Birkhäuser, Basel/Vienna, since 2012). After studying philosophy and English language and literature in Zurich, Switzerland, she obtained a PhD in media theory/philosophy from Basel University (2009). Her latest monograph is entitled Information and Mathematics in the Philosophy of Michel Serres (Bloomsbury, London: forthcoming 2018). 

She is the author of Die Nachricht, ein Medium: Generische Medialität, Städtische Architektonik (Birkhäuser, 2014) and co-author with Ludger Hovestadt and Sebastian Michael of A Genius Planet (Birkhäuser 2017). She co-edited a special volume of Minnesota Review together with Iris van der Tuin and Felicity Colman on Genealogies of New Materialism (Duke UP, 2017), as well as the Metalithikum Books (all Birkhäuser, together with Ludger Hovestadt): Printed Physics, ( 2012), Domesticating Symbols (2014), Coding as Literacy (2015), Symbolizing Existence (2016). Among her publications are also Sheaves, When Things Are Whatever Can be the Case (Birkhäuser, 2014), A Quantum City (Birkhäuser 2015).


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