Upcoming events

  • MONTE ROSA – Architektur 2800 Meter über dem Meer

Vortrag von Daniel Ladner | BEARTH & DEPLAZES ARCHITEKTEN AG
Im Rahmen von Modul 4 – Entwicklungsgebiete Leichtbau
diesen Freitag, 15.05.2009 | 16.30 | HS 14a

  • Vortrag PPAG / Anna Popelka

We build this City… Yes, it´s us (all)!
Mo 18.05.2009 | 19:00h | Vortragsaal IKA R211a, 2.OG

Lecture of PPAG architects, Vienna
in the context of the lecture series “We built this City” at the Institute for Art and Architecture Summerterm 2009.

In connection with an urban dimension it is often said that the problems lie beyond the possibilities of the single person. We tend to think that we are powerless, on the other hand we take the qualities of a city for granted. We, PPAG, think, that we all have possibilities to contribute, to influence, as architects and as citizens. We think it is not only possible to take responsibility, it is even a duty. We try to make that position clear in the lecture by showing our big scale projects like WAP / Wohnen am Park with 275 flats, EU6 / Europan-Fickeysstrasse, as well as small projects, e.g. the effect of the MQ furniture project on the city context, and, from a very personal point, our own living and workingspace. Alongside we will explain some of the methods which we are constantly inventing and applying.

PPAG is a practice based in Vienna led by Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka. PPAG works in different disciplines and dimensions of architecture, from furniture design to urban planning, intentionally not spezialised. We are committed to research and progress in architecture and we believe in the importance of personal experiences as influence of our work.

More information: www.akbild.ac.at/ika

  • BIG Az W: Presentation WU Campus

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Podium

Presentation: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 07:00 pm

At the opening to the exhibition of the planned new buildings for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität WU) the participating international architecture offices introduce themselves, along with the winning projects for the WU.


Dienstag, 26. Mai 2009, 19.00h
bei Wiesner Hager, 1010 Wien, Gonzagagasse 15

HERTL.ARCHITEKTEN wurde 2000 in Steyr von Gernot Hertl (geb. 1971) gegründet und arbeitet schwerpunktmäßig in den Bereichen Städtebau, Gewerbebau und privater Wohnbau Im Vordergrund steht die Entwicklung von Raum und Raumgefühl – in der Umsetzung stets auf die einfachsten Mittel reduziert. 2006 für den Mies van der Rohe Award nominiert, 2007 auf der Architekturbiennale in Sao Paulo vertreten und gleich zweifach mit dem „das beste Haus“-Architekturpreis, sowie 2008 mit dem Kulturpreis des Landes Oberösterreich  und dem Chicago Athenaeum Award ausgezeichnet.


I bought a little city

I own a little city

Awful pretty

Can’t help people

Can hurt them though

Shoot their dogs

Mess ‘em up

Be imaginative

Plant trees

Best to leave ‘em alone?

Who decides?

Sam’s wife is Sam’s wife and coveting

Is not nice


Donald Barthelme was born in Philadelphia in 1931 to two students at the University of Pennsylvania. The family moved to Texas two years later, where Barthelme’s father would become a professor of architecture at the University of Houston, where Barthelme would later major in journalism.

Donald Antrim reads Donald Barthelme’s 1974 short story “I Bought a Little City” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

grasshopper tutorial by nao - box morphing

box morphing

This tutorial focuses on morphing capabilities of the latest grasshopper releases. Box Morphing in Grasshopper works a bit like cage editing in rhino, and makes it possible to populate geometry over a surface, in a way Paracloud might do it.

Click on more below to see the videos. (more…)

Grasshopper tutorial by nao - parametrise a tower

Very first video tutorial of (i hope) a longer series of videos about parametric design.

Grasshopper is a plug-in for rhino, allowing to design with constant control over transformations made (the plugin was formerly called “explicit history”)

This tutorial is destined to beginners, it is supposed to illustrate the capacities of the plugin.

You will learn how to build a parametric driven tower. The tower can be twisted, bent in X,Y directions and each floor scaled depending on the bending.

Click more below to see the videos


Vortrag Peter Trummer | Berlage Institute, Rotterdam

Associative Design & Urban Regimes

Within the lecture, I will present the research I have developed over the last 5 years on the development of architectural knowledge in the field of associative design techniques within the domain of urbanism. The lecture is based on the hypothesis of Felix Guattaries “three ecologies” and will present mainly the research project on Phoenix Arizona.

More info: http://www.akbild.ac.at/ika

Peter Trummer is an architect and researcher based in Amsterdam. He is Head of the Associative Design Research Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and writes his PHD on “population thinking in architecture”. He received his Master Degree at the Technical University in Graz by Guenther Domenig and finished his postgraduate Study and the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam in 1997. He is a former project architect at UN Studio, cofounded Offshore Architects before establishing his own practice in 2004. In 2007 he was Guest Professor at the Technical University in München, Germany. He lectures, teaches and is invited as a critic internationally, including at the Berlage Institute, the AA in London, the University for Applied Art in Vienna, the UCLA & Sci-Arc in Los Angeles and at Rice University in Houston. Recently he has published Essays in AD, Arch + and Volume.


Vortrag Peter Trummer | Berlage Institute, Rotterdam
Mo 24.11.2008 | 19:00h | IKA Vortragsaal R211a, 2.OG
Im Rahmen von “We built this city” Vortragsreihe

Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

it’s changing again

not our business, at all..

“America needs another bubble,” said Chicago investor Bob Taiken. “At this point, bubbles are the only thing keeping us afloat.”


“Every American family deserves a false sense of security,” said Chris Reppto, a risk analyst for Citigroup in New York. Produce something right nao and just ride on these smooth, floating waves of pop modern consumption.

hdm goes pyramid 2

hdm have done it before; a concert hall in switzerland planned for the “Festival de Musique du Haut-Jura”. this in 2006, but still; is the pyramid the new black?

hdm goes pyramid

Herzog and de Meuron is going for the pyramid in paris… 180 to 210 m (depending of sources). And the question remains; the bigger the better? More here.

Next Pecha Kucha Night in Vienna on October 9th

Well, everything is in the title, more infos here

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