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

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

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.  

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

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

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