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

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