The Squirrels are Back: Revitalization of a Kindergarten in Vienna

One year after its 20th anniversary the kindergarten Viverica (the Croatian word for Squirrel) of the Burgenland Croatian Center in Vienna needed a facelift. The budget and timescale we had at disposition were limited. Works had to be done during summer holidays, the only period of the year, where the kindergarten is to be found empty. … Continue reading

Refurbishment of a Kindergarten

One year after its 20th anniversary the kindergarten “Viverica” at Burgenland Croatian Center (Vienna) needs a facelift: During only one month the refurbishment will be completed to offer a new space for kids. The construction works started beginning of August and will be finished 1st of September – the day the youngsters will return from their holiday. For this project … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness! (Chalet in Tyrol/Austria, preliminary draft (2013); start of construction: 2014)  

Paris Camouflage

Mirrored pavilion “Sept Ans de Bonheur” – concept for Paris, Place de la Bastille. learn more

The movens Project

It’s all about space in various scales – ranging from architectural details to constructive structures, buildings, city and regional development to satellite navigation and measuring the world. The aim of movens society (founded in 2011 by Katharina Tielsch, Marjan Maftoon and Fabian Dembski) is to make children and youth aware of the built environment, of … Continue reading

Snapshot

work in progress: visibility graph analysis of Place de la Bastille, Paris.

Book: Prayer – 祈福

by Shih and Fabian Dembski Illustrations, plans and sketches describing the project “Prayer – 祈福” (centennial of Republic of China / Taiwan). (2011) 30 x 30 cm, offset-print on art paper, hardcover texts in German and partly in Chinese limited edition of 50 pcs. € 70,- (+ shipping costs) information and order per e-mail only … Continue reading

Proportions of Architecture and Music

At least since the Renaissance, architects and musicians have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically the best. The golden ratio has fascinated western intellectuals and artists from Euclid and Pythagoras to Bela Bartok and Le Corbusier for more than 2.000 years. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading

11/19 and 11/20 Prayer – Homage to R.O.C. centennial

composition by Shih performed by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra 11/19 (Sat.), 19:30-21:30 Xiangshan Visitor Center, Sun Moon Lake 11/20 (Sun.), 19:30-21:30 Kaohsiung National Performing Arts Center free admission “Prayer” is a large-scale work written by Shih. The work has been composed upon the invitation of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and is dedicated to devoting, persevering women who … Continue reading

foundation of the movens society

Katharina Tielsch, Marjan Maftoon and Fabian Dembski founded the movens society for the promotion of architecture, regional development planning and constructional engineering to pupils and youth. Activity emphasis is on information about studies and jobs as well as on providing insight into the subject matter. With the scientific program porticus fundamental principles in conveyance of … Continue reading