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

Happy Holidays

Paris et sa banlieue, 2015: zero emission model / Space Syntax (finalized during my stay as a visiting researcher at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Université Paris-Sorbonne IV (F), autumn/winter 2015)

Walk21: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

Post-Oil Strategies for Paris: History can tell us where the robustness of urban structures has been proved by its users, by objects and by space[1]. The knowledge gained from spatial emergence and spatial agency[2] (i.e. morphology, accessibility and connectivity, modal split, density, scales as well as place) can be applied to find out how urban … Continue reading

Workshop with Kids: Architecture and Planning

How would the City look like in the view of their youngest inhabitants? We organized a workshop at a children’s university in the small town of Weyer (KinderUni Oberösterreich) with the focus on urban analysis and sustainability in planning and architecture. See the gallery to find out more about the great designs the kids created in just … Continue reading

Ongoing Research: Energy-Conscious Urban Infill Development

Case Study: Post Oil Strategies for Paris History can tell us where the robustness of urban structures has been proved by its users, by objects and by space¹. The knowledge gained from spatial emergence and spatial agency² (i.e. morphology, accessibility and connectivity, modal split, density, scales as well as place) can be applied to find out how … Continue reading

We think and work in all scales

We think and work in all scales. That’s the basis for every project regarding environmental sustainability and stewardship, social equity, economic viability and aesthetic delight. Find out more about our projects on our updated website. In addition you can find more information about our workshop portfolio on the website of SimLab (Vienna University of Technology) or … Continue reading

Contemporary Alpine Architecture: The View House

Architectural Design and Sustainability This 200 m2 family house and office will be built at the foot of the “Mieminger Kette” mountain range, 40 km west from Tyrol’s capital city – Innsbruck. Situated on a slope, the wooden house, thanks to its special geometry and metallic roof, blends in perfectly with its surrounding mountain range. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness! (Chalet in Tyrol/Austria, preliminary draft (2013); start of construction: 2014)