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

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

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

Skater, Data and the City

GPS Tracking and Geo-Tagging of Street Skateboarders and Traceurs in Paris and London (submitted March 2014) This study aims to investigate the informal, temporary usage of space based on two sub-cultures. Skateborading and parcour are acitivities which are direct performed in relation to architecture and urban space. Both activities are a run across terrains with mementary … 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.

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