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.
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.