WS 2018/2019

FROM OBJECT TO FIELD

ARCHITECTURES FOR PRODUCTIVE URBAN MICROCLIMATES

MASTERSTUDIO (153.777)
Landlab CASE (153.804)
Prof. Klaus K. Loenhart
Dipl.-Ing. Katharina Hengel
Univ. Ass. Bernhard König
Univ. Ass. Christoph Solstreif-Pirker 

ENTWERFEN 3 (153.506)
Prof. Klaus K. Loenhart
Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Brown
Dipl.-Ing. Katharina Hengel
Univ. Ass. Christoph Solstreif-Pirker

In the Master Studio “From Object to Field”, we will unfold the creative performativity of future ARCHITECTURES. In this future-focused studio approach to architecture we will think inclusively! In immersing in local microclimates and social networks, we will develop ARCHITECTURES that shift from singular objects to “field conditions”. As the emphasis on the object often negates the complexity of living systems – we will focus on alive social connections, varying climate and site conditions, and social processes that constantly are emerging and are in formation.

In the Master Studio “From Object to Field” we want to answer the questions: What are the ARCHITECTURES of performative field conditions? How can ARCHITECTURE embrace the temporality of a given site? How does ARCHITECTURE adjust its atmospheric conditions due to climate and changing program? And how can ARCHITECTURE and LANDSCAPE symbiotically perform as microclimatic instruments, in applying the advances of future technologies and system thinking?

To give answers to these questions, we will focus on Portugal – and on the specific context of the urban district Marvila – Lisbon’s newest creative hub. We will expand the task of designing a Community and Interpretive Centre (3000 m2) to become more than the design of a mere object: we will experiment, think and practice how architecture can perform in enhancing the district’s social, economic and environmental and climatic qualities.

Let us turn from one to the many, from individual to the collective, from mono-functional objects to living and multidimensional fields!

The Master Studio “From Object to Field” takes part in the University Award Competition of the 2019 Lisbon Triennial of Architecture.

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OBJEKTE IM FELD

Lebendige produktive Mikroarchitekturen für Lissabon, Portugal

 

WORKSHOP 1 (153.513)
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Goritschnig
Univ. Ass. Christoph Solstreif-Pirker

- Wie müssen unsere öffentlichen Orte gestaltet sein, damit sie eine aktive und produktive Rolle im Leben der Menschen einnehmen?

- Wie können wir „inklusiv“ denken und Räume generieren, die wechselnde Zustände und stimulierende Qualitäten eröffnen?

- Wie reagieren diese Architekturen auf klimatische Bedingungen vor Ort, um Nutzungen anzuregen oder gar erst zu ermöglichen?

- Wie kann Architektur lebendige Interaktionen  entwerfen, um vielfältige soziale, kulturelle ökologische oder ökonomische Praktiken  zu motivieren?

Mit dem Thema der Mikroarchitekturen im Kontext von Lissabon, Portugal, begeben wir uns auf die Fährte von ideen- und formenreichen kleinen Lösungen für gegenwärtige und kommende Praktiken im öffentlichen Raum und urbanen Feld.

Wir schaffen Räume, die von sozialen, klimatischen, geografischen oder kulturellen Verhältnissen geprägt sind, diese Gegebenheiten neu denken und prototypische zukunftsweisende Lösungen vorschlagen.

Im einwöchigen Workshop werden Methoden vermittelt, um „Mikro-Architekturen“ zu entwickeln, zu zeichnen und atmosphärisch darzustellen, die in einem städtischen Umfeld neuen und neu interpretierten Praktiken Raum geben: Objekte in einem Feld voller Möglichkeiten!

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TOWARDS WORLDING

ARCHITECTURAL STORYTELLING OF FIELD CONDITIONS THROUGH THE MOVING IMAGE

 

URBAN ECOLOGY AND DESIGN (153.806)
Univ. Ass. Biljana Nikolic

Imagine that you can control the weather, the Sun, the Moon, the land. Imagine you being an architect of your own universe! The Institute for Architecture and Landscape is giving you the seminar on worlding! Worlding is defined as an artificial art of creating an environment by choosing a present/condition, storytelling its past, simulating the future and nurturing it’s changes with its characters and ecologies/live matter – similar to the attributes of architect’s task.

Learning Result:
-Learn basics of video game software and 3d modeling for ecological simulation and representation, as opposition to parametric software, focused on geometry.
-Following given examples, you will learn how storytelling can be translated into a moving image.
-Learn about systems, networks, and technologies that are responsive, scalable, adaptable, non-linear, and multivalent, evolving through time and space.
-Learn about environmental imagination, while making sense of the complexity of technological and ecological systems
-Looking at the unpredictability of economic, ecologic and climatic conditions that leads us to imagine new means of design in given field conditions.

The seminar will be divided in two parts:
-in the first part, you will learn about responsive technologies through theory and speculative or built projects in the realm of different climatic conditions, scales and its representation
-in the second part, you will be having technical crash courses on tools.

The final phase will be following in the intensive week when realizing your storyboards on given examples into video format, representing your perspectives through time and space. Collecting the data and digitalizing the given environments inserting borrowing material from
digital libraries, the priority will be given to ecological performances. If you are familiar with other 3d packages, you are free to use them.

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SS 2018

LIVING FOREST

DESIGNING SYNTROPIC SYSTEMS

 

MASTERSTUDIO (153.777)
Landlab CASE (153.805)

Prof. Klaus K. Loenhart
Univ. Ass. Andreas Boden
Univ. Ass. Bernhard König

DESIGN 4 (153.507)
Univ. Ass. Tobias Brown
Univ. Ass. Christoph Pirker

The aim of the Master Studio "Living Forest" is to relate the performance of the forest to the urban environment. We want to create a dense neighborhood that enables for new integral forms of life, work and exchange to grow within the urban grid of Palmas, Brazil.

Based on references to site-specific practices and specificities, we investigate how forest and city can be built together. Let us design new hybrid typologies of a living forest ecosystem! The city of Palmas is structured by a modernist grid, which means a clear separation of meaning and content. Embedded in the tropical climate of the Amazonas basin, the lush vegetation and climatic conditions of the site are suppressed by technocratic patterns of urban planning.

Furthermore, the applied Brazilian Social Housing Program in Palmas ignores the climatic, ecological and social dimensions. At this point, we are facing the need for a new model, and the question is: Can we create vibrant systems that do not exclude, but explicitly connect existing influences and human aspirations? – Yes, we can! Today, more than 130’000 km2 of forest are cleared every year to serve human purposes, industrial agriculture, and non-functional urban development. We want a different concept of urbanity to become reality! 

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” (R. Buckminster Fuller)

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MICROARCHITECTURES

FOR NEW URBAN LIVING

 

FUTURE LAB (153.807)
Univ. Ass. Andreas Goritschnig

Im Futurelab im Sommersemester werden wir ‚Micro-Architekturen’ entwickeln, die menschliche Lebensräumen mit neuartigen urbanen Waldzonen verbinden. 

Diese urbanen Waldzonen sind dabei gleichermaßen Habitat für Tiere und Pflanzen, verbessern das urbane Klima und schaffen grüne Oasen in der Stadt. Als Ort der Anwendung für die Micro-Architekturen ist ein Stadtentwicklungsgebiet in Palmas, Brasilien definiert, mit tropischem Klima und einer vielfältigen Palette an Wald- Vegetation. 

Ziel des Furturelabs ist es, mit den Micro- Architekturen auch neue Praktiken der Interaktion mit den neuen lebendigen urbanen Grünzonen zu zeigen, zu zeichnen und atmosphärisch darzustellen. Von der gemeinschaftlichen urbanen Wald-Küche bis zur Co-Working-Area im schattigen Freien.

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THERMODYNAMIC PATTERNS

FROM MOLECULAR TO URBAN

 

ECOLOGICAL DESIGN (153.826)
Univ. Ass. Marcello Fantuz

The seminar is part of an ongoing study on the role of thermodynamic interactions between climate and architecture.

The modern division of enclosed spaces from their surroundings has made architecture dependent on mechanical installations to achieve the comfort required by its inhabitants, and therefore has marginalized the architects' ability to create stimulating atmospheres. 

The seminar aims to surpass this division with a new thermodynamic understanding that allows architects to design spaces, select materials and plan program with the awareness of how local climatic conditions can be used and enable them to work integrally to achieve the desired performance. 

From the molecular to the territorial organisation every scale and shade of the research will offer us the opportunity to learn how heat is stored, transmitted and dissipated within the urban fabric. By analyzing a number of remarkable conditions we will be able to distill design principles that provide us with a thermodynamic understanding of spatial arrangements that can be offered to architects and planners alike. 

Our goal is to formulate a new diagrammatic vocabulary that will enable architects to work towards the creation of healthy, comfortable, and inspiring spaces while contributing to the formation of cities of the future.

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LUFTPAVILLON

BUILDING WITH AIR

 

WORKSHOP 2 (153.514)
Prof. Klaus K. Loenhart
Univ. Ass. Marcello Fantuz

Luft, Klima und Atmosphäre verbindet alle Lebewesen auf der Erde. Luft ist Lebensmittel, Informationsträger, Energieproduzent und Ressource zugleich. Ihre Eigenschaft, Zusammensetzung oder Bewegung trägt wesentlich dazu bei, die Atmosphäre eines Ortes zu bestimmen und seine Spezifität zu begründen. Obwohl eines der wichtigsten Elemente, ist Luft als kreatives Entwurfsmaterial schwer greifbar, sobald es mit physischen Elementen verglichen wird.

Im Rahmen des Workshops werden wir uns fragen: Wie können wir Luft darstellen? Können wir mit Luft entwerfen? Können wir einen Luftstrom erzeugen? Woraus besteht Luft? Was transportiert sie? Können wir Luft riechen, hören, fühlen?

Aufbauend auf der Expertise des Instituts für Architektur und Landschaft vermittelt der Workshop neue Wege des Nachdenkens über Luft. Jede Gruppe von Studierenden wird eine konzeptuelle künstlerische Installation entwerfen, die Luft in das Zentrum stellt und ihre Beschaffenheit, Bedeutung, Charakteristiken und Potentiale thematisiert. Die Studierenden begegnen der sensorischen Erfahrung eines Raumes, in dem jeder Atemzug näher zu einem ökologischen Bewusstsein führt.
 
„When you take a breath, you touch a part of the planet, with the inside of your body.“ (Tor Nørretranders)

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