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

New SimLab Booklet

The new book provides an overview of SimLab’s activities, research topics and services. 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. The booklet is also available as download on the website of SimLab. SimLab by Fabian Dembski and … Continue reading

The Squirrels are Back: Revitalization of a Kindergarten in Vienna

One year after its 20th anniversary the kindergarten Viverica (the Croatian word for Squirrel) of the Burgenland Croatian Center in Vienna needed a facelift. The budget and timescale we had at disposition were limited. Works had to be done during summer holidays, the only period of the year, where the kindergarten is to be found empty. … Continue reading

FLOE: Mobile Bar System and Urban Furniture

                                                              Pop-up-bar & urban furniture: Two basic elements made of translucent sanded GRP can be added, arranged and used in various ways. Their geometry recalls the … 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.