Institute of Architecture and Landscape

WS 2021/22
MASTERSTUDIO

REWILDING BAD GASTEIN
ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN OF CO-HABITATION

The UN Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 is a call to revolutionize life on our planet. With 17 goals related to water, energy, climate, urbanization, transport, science and technology, it represents the blueprint of future architectural practice – for your professional future!

The semester builds on the scope of these issues, on the urgency to establish new relations between life forms and living environments. We will address these collective goals in form of a collaborative joint studio between the Institute of Urbanism and the Institute of Architecture and Landscape.


WS 2021/22
MASTERSTUDIO

DASEIN IST CO-DESIGN VOL 2
GROWING A MORE-THAN-HUMAN TOWER

What happens when we start integrating the planetary biosphere and everything that lives with/in it into our design considerations? What happens when we create spaces where human, nonhuman, transhuman, and unknown agencies are equally operative? How might it be possible to live in such spaces - no longer against each other, but with each other?

In this studio, we want to further cultivate “co-design” as a methodology to fundamentally rethink the traditional paradigms of architecture, typology, and program. This approach will involve designing a vertical, communal structure for 500 residents. This structure will be a “growing” structure that sees itself as a metabolic system – a spatially translated planetary imaginary.


SS 2018
MASTERSTUDIO

LIVING FOREST

"Our design goals are on the one hand maximum forest performance and optimal use of landscape, and on the other hand  high density. In order to reach the first goal, we decided to lift our building up entirely.  Forest and landscape can flow through the space underneath the building freely.The position of the building reacts to the existing trees . The roofs are partly used as acreage but mainly for electricity production and water collection. In order to reach high living density we chose a long and narrow building typology, with efficient floor plans."

ANNA MÜLLER
ANNA-LENA PROKSCH
SABRINA KRAßNIG


SS 2018
E4

 

LIVING FOREST

"The architecture of The Living Forest aims to erase the separation of nature and urbanism. By fusing vegetative systems with the civil concepts of living and working, a new dimension of urbanism is entered."

KILIAN HOFFMANN


SS 2018
E4

VIRIDARIA

"Our top sellers are the pumpkin soup, the bean pancakes and of course the sweet Cocadas, which are also our favorite. But what makes the guests smile the most is picking their own fruits in our hanging desert garden."

JANIKA DÖHR
ELISABETH LAIMBÖCK
ARMIN ZEPIC


WS 2017/2018
MASTERSTUDIO

PARADISE WALK

"This project fuses architecture and environment to inquire on built space beyond the separation of both realms. The unifying thread to this exploration is the observation of connectivity between both mayor ecosystems located on site. Between the forest ecotype and the marine ecotype exists a strong bondage that becomes the narrative thread turned into an explorative path system. This way a narrating pathway is created, where different environmental sensations, ecosystem performances and functional needs all merge in space."

INES BALLESTER JACK
PATRICK GOLDBERGER
FABIAN MUß
INMACULADA SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA
MATTHIAS SIEGL
LUCA ZUSCHNIG


SS 2017
E4

IN THE NATURE

"The purpose of the project is to create a neighborhood with a good and working community. The concept is to create a connection between living space, green space and the common cultivation farming. The community is created by individual living, which is characterized by its openness."

TAMARA GOLSER
JESSICA VETTER


WS 2015/2016
MASTERSTUDIO

HOMBORI: A LIFE WALL

"Water runoff from the mountains drains the crops in the infield and naturally establishes three major corridors, known as erosion pathways, as essential passages to support different parts of the community. Several water checkdams installed between the edges of the hill will catch the heavy rain"

BARBARA MAYR
RAZAN ALSMADI
CHRISTOPH RÄUSCHENBÖCK