Petra Petersson/Petra Kickenweitz/Christina Linortner/Bernadette Krejs (eds.)
Graz: Publishing Company of Graz University of Technology, 2018
German/English, 327 pages, hardcover
English Translation, 63 pages, softcover
The publication intensified DENSITY is an interim report on the current status of the practice-oriented research project "Intensified Density: A Small Scale Densification Strategy for the Suburbs by Using Modular Construction," created in the framework of the research project "City of Tomorrow" of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The book considers the question of whether and how a small-scale densification strategy for peri-urban space - using a modular building approach while integrating the existing infrastructure on remaining plots - could prove to be a competitive alternative to both the spreading developments of single-family homes and the large-scale projects like smart city development zones. The research report, which is also based on design studies, is complemented by contributions from Sophie Wolfrum, Marianna Skjulhaug, Elke Pahl-Weber, Matthew Griffin, Mathieu Wellner, Aglaée Degros, Francesco Ciari, and Sanela Pansinger on topics like densification, peri-urban space, commons, participation, and more. The publication and related research originated with the Institute of Construction and Design Principles in cooperation with the Institute of Structural Design and the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.
Petra Petersson is dean of the Faculty of Architecture and heads the Institute of Construction and Design Principles.
Petra Kickenweitz is research associate in the Institute of Construction and Design Principles.
Christina Linortner is also a research associate in the Institute of Construction and Design Principles.
Bernadette Krejs is a research associate at Vienna University of Technology in the Institute of Architecture and Design.