The Digital Twin

At the eCAADe+SIGRaDi 2019 conference in Porto we presented the Digital Twin of a German small town – a prototype for future evidence-based planning and urban design including collaborative and participatory processes. For the built environment’s transformation we are confronted with complex dynamics connected to economic, ecologic and demographic change (Czerkauer-Yamu et al., 2013; Yamu, 2014). … Continue reading

Publication: Shaping Urban Change using Digital Tools

Digital tools offer great potential for cities and municipalities for developing and planning habitats geared towards actual peoples needs. The project Reallabor Stadt:Quartiere 4.0 (Living Labs Urban:Quarters 4.0) focussed on the impacts of the digital transformation on urban habitats and how digital instruments can be implemented in planning and decision processes. The new publication “Wandel … Continue reading

Living Lab Urban:Quarters 4.0 at HLRS

The research focus of Living Lab Urban:Quarters 4.0 (Reallabor Stadt:Quartiere 4.0) lies on the development of digital tools to support citizens, planners, and decision makers with the aim of creating synergies and cooperation across complex and dynamic processes in the context of digital transformation. One of the major challenges is the linking of expectations and … Continue reading

Clouds and Waves – Premiere in Münster (DE)

“Clouds and Waves” is a sound sculpture functioning as a temporary installation in space and imagination. The sculpture is formed inside the heads of the audience and interprets through the freedom of abstraction. As in life, a continuum is being created: a gentle beginning, a loud rearing up and a fainting dying away – an … Continue reading

Grand Paris survey: How walkable is your neighborhood?

We realized a questionnaire in the framework of a scientific study with the focus on life quality and mobility in the surroundings of Paris’ most frequented ring road, the Boulevard Periphérique (between 1.1 and 1.2 million vehicles per day). Are you living in the metropolitan area of Paris? Take part in this online questionnaire and help us … Continue reading

Turbine House

The existing building was designed by the Austrian architect Erich Franz Leischner (1887 – 1970) and erected between 1911 and 1913 to house a turbine. It was part of a water reservoir belonging to the Second Vienna Spring Water Main (II. Wiener Hochquellenwasserleitung) built during the last years of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy to supply the city with drinking water. … Continue reading

WRAP Design Study

Within the WRAP design study, innovative and sustainable solutions for the improvement of existing buildings were developed. We took a poorly insulated single family home from the 1970s as an example to show the potential of industrially manufactured panels for thermal insulation in comparison to commonly used products such as expanded polystyrene. Insulation made of polystyrene in conglomerate with other building materials can … Continue reading

Micro Hotel: Il Nido

Il Nido (ital. for „the nest“) is a project for a micro-hotel in a small town situated on the coast of Gulf of Salerno in the region of Campania (Italy). The construction is planned to be an add-on to an existing historical villa, erected during the 19th century close to the seaside. The villa was built … Continue reading

Jackkitchen

The mobile kitchen works as an add-on for different cultural events. It’s a „magnet“ in public space – a place for performance which serves as a mobile hub between different people, cultures and interests. Cuisine is not only a means to an end but culture in it’s earliest form. The kitchen table becomes the starting … Continue reading

The Sound of Flying

for Shih The concept is based on the composition “Crossing the River” (1996). Inspired by the music, the scores are blown away into an uncertain space in a vague freedom while the composition is played in the same room. Inside the dark space boarders are not visible – only the sheets and the desk are enlightened. … Continue reading