IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Welcome

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

News

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Architecture and Beyond", April 19, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Architecture and Beyond", April 19, 7pm

7. Panel Discussion "Architecture and Beyond" with Martin Hablesreiter & Sonja Stummerer, Julia Körner, Johannes Mücke, Helga Ruthner and Cornelis Van Almsick

Moderation: Maja Ozvaldic, Assistant at Studio Greg Lynn, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

The Architecture and Beyond cluster gather positions on architecture by a group of graduates who operate outside or beyond architecture as the art of building.

“To think only about architecture results only in architecture.” 
– Wolf D. Prix

Unlike most other professions, an architectural education equips its graduates with a multidisciplinary set of skills, which transcend a strict tailoring towards being an architect. Consequently, architects are penetrating the boundaries and reach beyond to infiltrate other design or art disciplines. Those ones expand the notion and the Modus Operandi of architecture at large.

“Alles ist Architektur!” 
– Hans Hollein

Stubenring 3, Lichthof B, 1010 Vienna
Following we would like to invite you to a small reception.

19/04/18

Midreviews

Midreviews @ Studio Kazuyo Sejima

Monday, April 16, 10 am
Guest: Takahashi Ippei

Midreviews @ Studio Hani Rashid

Monday, April 16, 10 am
Guests: Sophie Luger, Clemens Nocker, Bernhard Sommer

Midreviews @ Studio Greg Lynn

Friday/Saturday, April 20/21, 10 am


13/04/18

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Partners, Associates", March 22, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Partners, Associates", March 22, 7pm

6. Panel Discussion "Partners, Associates" with Jean Pierre Bolivar, Nora Graw, Marc Paulin, Stephan Sobl and Thomas Vietke

Moderation: Indre Umbrasaite, Assistant at Studio Kazuyo Sejima, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

This cluster gathers graduates who performed or continue to perform at leading positions, developing a body of work for renowned architectural offices. Along this path, some turn to become invaluable members within these environments. What are the steps one needs to go through as a young practitioner when entering a formal office structure? What are the biggest challenges transferring from university to professional life? What does it take to grow from a “slave” to a partner? What is the cost of these invaluable experiences, what does it actually mean to work alongside the “grand masters“of the profession and how to shape one's own position?

Stubenring 3, Lichthof B, 1010 Vienna
Following we would like to invite you to a small reception.

15/03/18

Let's talk! Art, Architecture and Design in the Digital Age

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 5 p.m. 
Eva Schlegel in conversation with Christoph Thun-Hohenstein

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 6 p.m.
Hani Rashid in conversation with Gerald Bast (in English)

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 5 p.m.
Erwin Wurm in conversation with Christoph Thun-Hohenstein

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 6 p.m.
Brigitte Kowanz and Wolf D. Prix in conversation with Gerald Bast

Location: MAK Columned Main Hall
At the times of these events admission to the MAK is only € 5!

The exhibition AESTHETICS OF CHANGE: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna runs until 15 April 2018!

06/03/18

Lecture Johannes Kuhnen "The Making of... Oslo Airport Pavilion" March 7, 7:30pm

Lecture Johannes Kuhnen "The Making of... Oslo Airport Pavilion" March 7, 7:30pm

The expansion of the Oslo Airport by Nordic Architects includes five pavilions that divide the huge international arrivals hall. They differ in shape and size but share the same structural principle and fabrication system. A complex timber framework supports the inner and outer cladding. Design-to-production supplied the contractor Blumer-Lehmann with complete digital planning including 3D models and production data. Since the construction site is located in a highly frequented security area of the airport, the aim was to cut down assembly time to a minimum. Design-to-production worked with a full parametric model that implemented a naming system and a lean manufacturing process to support the construction team. It allowed to manage the complexity of all five pavilions with more than 6600 unique timber parts, all fabricated with 5-Axis CNC milling machines.

Johannes Kuhnen, Managing Director at Design-to-production will talk about the digital process chain and give an outlook on future scenarios in this field.


University of Applied Arts Vienna
Stubenring 3, Hörsaal 1
1010 Vienna

05/03/18

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