Finland 2017: 100 Years of Independence / Exhibition Concept

Buildings for Democracy: Exhibition Concept for the Embassy of Finland in Vienna Educational buildings in Finland show the strong correlation between education, architecture and democracy. Schools socialize young people and political involvement is one form of socialization (Glaeser, Ponzetto, Shleifer 2006). A positive connection between education and civic engagement is a matter of fact as … 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

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

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

Micro Hotel: Il Nido

Il Nido (ital. for „the nest“) is a project for a micro-hotel in a small town situated on the coast of Gulf of Salerno in the region of Campania (Italy). The construction is planned to be an add-on to an existing historical villa, erected during the 19th century close to the seaside. The villa was built … Continue reading

Jackkitchen

The mobile kitchen works as an add-on for different cultural events. It’s a „magnet“ in public space – a place for performance which serves as a mobile hub between different people, cultures and interests. Cuisine is not only a means to an end but culture in it’s earliest form. The kitchen table becomes the starting … Continue reading

a look inside the View House

The „View House“, a family home and office in the heart of the Tyrolean alps, was completed last year. Our design focused on spacious rooms with an optimum layout: architecture with pure, unfussy lines, flexible use of space and a cozy, homely feeling.  

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