During a 3-day workshop groups of about 160 students developed a spatial structure composed of 24,000 pieces of folded white paper. This origami-like structure started to grow out of each group's starting position into one large installation. After some trial and error all structures grew together to occupy the great lecture hall at Kronesgasse 5.
This year the destination of our excursion for the seminar on construction and design was Vienna. This excursion provided students with their first opportunity to see a city through the architect’s eye. Students analyzed, sketched and mapped the city structure and public spaces. Some Impressions:
Based on architectural skills gained in Form and Design 1b, students in this seminar develop a deeper understanding of the formation and organisation of space. The main task of this seminar is the individual design of a house. In a series of preliminary steps students reflect on the spatial program of their personal living habits as well as develop an analogy, where personal memories of space are communicated in an atmospheric way. As a next step they start developing a story of fictional users for the design project, from which a spatial program within limited parameters is developed. In this project students also learn to work with a real building site and have to present their work in front of guest critics.