IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


IoA Final- and Diploma Reviews Jan. 24-27

IoA Final- and Diploma Reviews Jan. 24-27

January 24, 1.30pm
Finals Studio Hani Rashid

Hernan Diaz Alonso, Kivi Sotamaa, Peter Trummer

January 25, 10am
January 27, 10am
Finals Studio Kazuyo Sejima

Rüdiger Lainer, Elia Zenghelis

January 26, 10am
Diploma Reviews

Hernan Diaz Alonso (external juror), Greg Lynn (head), Matthias Boeckl, Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Karin Raith, Hani Rashid and Kazuyo Sejima

January 27, 2pm
Finals Studio Greg Lynn

Wolf D. Prix, Tom Kovac

IoA: Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 2nd floor, 1030 Vienna


[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS Book launch, Jan. 28


Opening Remarks: Joe Osae-Addo, Baerbel Mueller, Stefanie Theuretzbacher

Panel Discussion with Baerbel Mueller, Juergen Strohmayer, Kojo Benedict Quaye Aka Sir Black, Mae-Ling Lokko, Victoria Okoye
Moderation: Joe Osae-Addo

Archiafrika Jamestown Café, High Street, next to Ussher Fort, Accra, Ghana

[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a lab 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 these labs, which took place between 2011 and 2015 in Ghana and the DR Congo. The resulting projects include OTHER ARCHITECTURE, OTHER PLANNING, and OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH, which were generated within transdisciplinary teams and evolved out of very experimental working processes. 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, Benrhard Akoi-Jackson, Gerald Bast, Christin Forstinger, 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

Ed. Baerbel Mueller and the Institue of Architecture


Lecture The Making of...Sequential Roof, ETH Zurich, January 11,7pm

Lecture The Making of...Sequential Roof, ETH Zurich, January 11,7pm

“The Making of the Sequential Roof, Arch_Tec_Lab, ETH Zurich”
Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska,
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

January 11, 2017, 7 pm
at the Angewandte, Seminarraum 3,Top floor

The Arch_Tec_Lab of the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich, is covered with a novel timber roof structure, developed and planned at the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication (Gramazio Kohler Research). The 2,308 m2 free-form roof structure consists of 168 trusses assembled robotically from nearly 50,000 unique timber elements in a fully automated process. The complex geometry required a digital planning process that combined design, structural analysis and fabrication details into an integrated computational workflow.

Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zürich was responsible for the project during the specialist design and construction phase. She is an architect with a passion for geometrically complex shapes, computer-aided design and digital fabrication. She gained her professional experience in renowned offices across Europe, including Foster+Partners, designtoproduction, LAVA and UNStudio. By example of the “Sequential Roof” she will explain how innovative computational design and manufacturing methods not only change the logistics of timber construction but also lead to novel architectural solutions.


IoA Midreviews

Midreviews @ Studio Hani Rashid

Wednesday, November 16, 10.30 am
Guests: Karolin Schmidbaur, Kristina Schinegger,
Stefan Rutzinger and Harald Katzmair

Midreviews @ Studio Greg Lynn

Friday, December 9, 10 am

Midreviews @ Studio Kazuyo Sejima

Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10


IoA Sliver Lecture Peter Testa, Dec. 1

IoA Sliver Lecture Peter Testa, Dec. 1

"Architecture & Technology"

Peter Testa is principal of Testa & Weiser, a Los Angeles based architecture practice that invents, designs, and prototypes breakthrough architec­ ture, products, and systems for a diverse client roster that includes some of the world’s most inno vative companies. His work is exhibited at leading museums worldwide including recent shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing. His work is part of the permanent col­ lection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA. Since 2004 Testa has been a member of the graduate and post­professional design faculty at SCI­Arc. Previously he was associate professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University GSAPP. Testa holds an S.M.Arch.S. (History/Theory) from MIT and is a Registered Architect in California. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the MIT Innovation Award and the Design Arts Award of the National Endowment for the Arts. His most recent book "Robot House" will be published in 2017.


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