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

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

The movens Project

It’s all about space in various scales – ranging from architectural details to constructive structures, buildings, city and regional development to satellite navigation and measuring the world. The aim of movens society (founded in 2011 by Katharina Tielsch, Marjan Maftoon and Fabian Dembski) is to make children and youth aware of the built environment, of … Continue reading

Proportions of Architecture and Music

At least since the Renaissance, architects and musicians have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically the best. The golden ratio has fascinated western intellectuals and artists from Euclid and Pythagoras to Bela Bartok and Le Corbusier for more than 2.000 years. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading

foundation of the movens society

Katharina Tielsch, Marjan Maftoon and Fabian Dembski founded the movens society for the promotion of architecture, regional development planning and constructional engineering to pupils and youth. Activity emphasis is on information about studies and jobs as well as on providing insight into the subject matter. With the scientific program porticus fundamental principles in conveyance of … Continue reading

CREATE YOUR WORLD – ARS ELECTRONICA

CREATE YOUR WORLD | CREATE YOUR WORLD – ARS ELECTRONICA.  

Kinderuni Wien

This years first lecturer for children was about architecture and music and their close relationship. Based on examples of both disciplines the young audience could learn about historical developments from the ancient world to the 21st century and contemporary influences. Finally the children developed great designs for concert-halls during listening to contemporary music. Together with Katharina Tielsch … Continue reading

Summer: Lectures and Workshops for Children’s-University

This year’s program for children’s university is fixed. The 8th year in succession Katharina Tielsch and Fabian Dembski will focus this summer on presenting architecture to children from 6 to 15 years with the aim of encouraging their creativity, to support their understanding of contemporary architecture and the process of designing. July: Kinderuni Wien / … Continue reading