CTY LAB – get the big picture

CTY LAB is a rapid prototyping laboratory in the framework of Fabian Dembski / Studio for Architecture and Urban Design and aims to support participative design processes starting from an early phase across scales. CTY LAB is under constant development depending on our current projects. We are working with 3D models in virtual realities (3D VR) as … 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

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

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

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

Collage of a City

This virtual city map was created out of four different city structures, all developed during the late 19th century as city expansions after the industrial revolution. New York – Meatpacking District Paris – Victor Hugo Vienna – Ottakring London – Marylebone

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

Snapshot

work in progress: visibility graph analysis of Place de la Bastille, Paris.