Book: SimLab – departure to new worlds

New book release: „departure to new worlds“ is an illustrated book providing an overview about SimLab’s recent scientific activities with the emphasis on planning and complexity, energy and environment, teaching, 3D virtual realities and how to use them to enhance civic engagement in planning processes. It was published in the framework of SimLab at TU Wien. The book is … Continue reading

In Conversation with Cuno Brullmann

Cuno Brullmann’s architectural work is widely recognized and covers extensive ground ranging from housing, museums, car parks, office buildings to hospitals. The french architect with swiss roots was professor for housing and design at Vienna University of Technology for almost 20 years and influenced hundreds of students. He recently retired from his professorship. On this occasion Brullmann … Continue reading

Skater, Data and the City

GPS Tracking and Geo-Tagging of Street Skateboarders and Traceurs in Paris and London (submitted March 2014) This study aims to investigate the informal, temporary usage of space based on two sub-cultures. Skateborading and parcour are acitivities which are direct performed in relation to architecture and urban space. Both activities are a run across terrains with mementary … Continue reading

Willis Tower’s glazed floor cracks. How reasonable is the fear of breaking through?

Scary News: The glazed platform of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, 103 stories up, on top of one of the tallest skyscrapers suddenly cracked under the feet of a family. The news went viral although only the thin protective layer of the glazed platform was affected, not the supporting panels. But are glazed floors more … Continue reading

“Dembski’s Heterotopia”: Project “Sept Ans de Bonheur” published in the current issue of “Skin”

The architecture magazine “Skin” (Architektur und Bauforum) reports on the project “Sept Ans de Bonheur” (in German). Available at the newsagent’s or via the following link: Architektur und Bauform – Skin.

SimLab

Booklet for SimLab at Vienna University of Technology: SimLab is an interdisciplinary research centre located at Vienna University of Technology, dealing with geospatial methods and other digital technologies for space and the built environment and incorporating computer-based visualization and modeling as substantial resources for planning and design processes. A key feature of the centre is the … Continue reading

Book: Prayer – 祈福

by Shih and Fabian Dembski Illustrations, plans and sketches describing the project “Prayer – 祈福” (centennial of Republic of China / Taiwan). (2011) 30 x 30 cm, offset-print on art paper, hardcover texts in German and partly in Chinese limited edition of 50 pcs. € 70,- (+ shipping costs) information and order per e-mail only … Continue reading