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

Completed: The View House

After a construction time of half a year the View House is completed. Till end of August landscape design and furnishing will be finished. Although situated on a slope the ground floor, the parking lot and courtyard are barrier-free. A space for an elevator is also thought ahead. If needed, the two levels can be … Continue reading

In Conversation with Cuno Brullmann

Cuno Brullmann’s architectural work is widely recognized and covers extensive ground ranging from housing, museums, car parks, office buildings to hospitals. The french architect with swiss roots was professor for housing and design at Vienna University of Technology for almost 20 years and influenced hundreds of students. He recently retired from his professorship. On this occasion Brullmann … 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

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

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

Under Construction: The View House

The first phase of construction including earthworks, the production of the foundation slab, the erection of the central service core and the technical room has been completed on schedule in October. During winter the wooden walls will be produced customized by CNC-cutting. In spring the framing will be finalized by setting up the prefabricated large-format solid … Continue reading