Post Truth / Valentina Georgieva
Probably, one of the most ancient questions in the world is the question of truth.
Superheroism / Hofer & Maier
“When is a man a city? When it‘s Batman or when it‘s Gotham. I‘d take either answer”. The Riddler This casestudy aims to extract the importance of architecture in superhero comic books. Where does it come from? What defines the architecture of our comic book heroes? Which role does it take, superhero or supervillain?
A fresh Start – A Story of a Colony / Hanna Mattila
On the current path of the Colony the day is starting to turn into night. Or to be exact, the day on the planet earth is starting to turn into night and on the colony that means that lights are beeing dimmed into night mode to simulate the cycle of earth. On the Colonys current […]
The Social Condenser: From the Social to the Commercial / Martin Danler & Tim Kerschbaumer
A breeding ground for a modern and refined inhabitant. That is the quintessential definition of a social condenser. Of course it is not the only one. There is a multitude of different definitions that all incorporate different facets of the social condenser and what its target was. The trouble with a comprehensive definition of the […]
The Architectural Image in the Post-Instagram Age / Igor Wikman
What does Post Instagram mean? What kind of state and condition does it describe? wahrt represents Post- in this world? What characterizes and defines the term Instagram in this text?
RealityCheck / Contola & Ehrenstraßer & Schwaderer
How does virtuality affect reality? How will virtual environments change the way we build and perceive architecture in the future? Freed from constrains it is already possible to create the wildest forms and virtual buildings of endless complexity within virtual space. The technology to fully experience this in a realistic way is already here. But […]
Underground Fiction / Georgieva & Koblmueller
Today technology is predominant almost in every part of our lives, there are areas that are unthinkable without it, but the more we are getting used to it, it seems like the more we are losing ourselves in it and we get easily tempted to the idea of even more comfort. And it is up […]
Radical Housing / Lisa Irrgang & Maxime Victor
„The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power to reshape the processes of urbanization. […]
Is this the way to utopia? / Niklas Bugelnig & Tobias Stenico
ONE WAY TO UTOPIA Can you remember the first time you heard about “Utopia”? Is it something like a city or more like a country? Or even another planet? Right! It’s all of it and even more! But to make things clear: In 1516 Sir Thomas More was the first one to use the word […]
Nomadic Concepts through the Ages / Manuel Gsaller
“The word fit may be defined in the most generous terms imaginable, but it still does not necessarily imply the erection of buildings. Environments may be made fit for human beings by any number of means.” Banham, cited by Langevin, 2008 Nomadism has always been the adaption of societies to a diverse set of environments.This […]
Parallel Worlds of Privacy / Nikoloz Jabadari
PRIVACY the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people and the state of being free from public attention. People have been living together for ages. Being nomads, we used to move from one place to another, in the search of food, making a living, but at some point, […]
#Housing#Society#Complexities / Sophie Gumpold & Diana Tschenett
#housing#society#complexities refers to changes in society, how they shape architecture and the influence architects can have on communities through housing projects. Varied case studies supported by theoretical work of sociologists, economists and philosophers were the basis for trying to define tendencies in housing.