12. May 2020
14. Mar 2020
exhibition 17.03.2020 - 05.09.2020
Vorarlberger Architektur Institut
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Adventurous clients, innovative architects, liberal planning and building laws, and an open-minded population are behind the high density of interesting architecture produced over five decades in Vorarlberg.
In the 1960s Friedrich Achleitner described the work of Hans Purin, one of the co-founders of the Vorarlberger Baukünstler, as a “synthesis between structural and spatial rationality”. Since then, Vorarlberg has been considered exemplary as a region in terms of resource-conserving and formally coherent architecture. However Austria’s westernmost province is no longer an Island of the Blessed. For the local population the mantra had long been: “work, work and build your own house”. Alongside individual attempts to establish concentrated housing, a large number of single-family homes have been completed — referred to locally as “wooden crates” in the countryside. With an eye on urban sprawl, the question is posed here as to the future of sustainable building.
The exhibition shows highlights from the Az W Collection by the Vorarlberger Baukünstler Hans Purin, Rudolf Wäger, Gunter Wratzfeld, and the architecture collective C4, and relate these to the work of more recent generations of Vorarlberg architects: ARTEC Architekten, bernardo bader architekten, Cukrowicz Nachbaur, Matthias Hein, Helena Weber. We take the intergenerational dialogue literally, and ask old and young to discuss significant buildings and protagonists. Where do and did the strengths of architecture in Vorarlberg lie, and where the blind spots? Which insights from the 1960s have not lost their topical relevance to this day?
22. Jan 2020
On January 22, architects will discuss their “Letters to the Mayor: Berlin” with Berlin’s Senator for Urban Development and Housing Katrin Lompscher.
How should Berlin evolve? What are spatial and architectural ideas, visions, and aspirations for the city? How can Berlin remain affordable? How can high expectations for the social and sustainable development of the city be met?
What are the social and urban challenges that Berlin can address through a better understanding of the relationship between politics and design?
Authors of the letters:
Yildiz Aslandogan, architect, Berlin
Eike Becker, architect, Berlin
Mascha Fehse, Alexander Römer, Malte von Braun, ConstructLab, Berlin
Bettina Götz, ARTEC Architekten, Berlin
Annelie Seemann, Seemann – Torras Architektur, Berlin
Christoph Zeller, Zeller und Moye, Mexico City / Berlin
Moderation: Matthias Böttger, DAZ
(photo credits: „Shaping the City“, photographer: Leon Lenk)
4. Dec 2019
exhibition 05.12.2019 - 10.02.2020
press conference 04.12.2019, 11:00
opening 04.12.2019, 19:00
Az W, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna
The exhibition is to be shown at the vai, Vorarlberger Architektur Institut from 13.03.2020.
curator: Sonja Pisarik, Az W
assitance: Katrin Stingl, Az W
design: Robert Rüf
Adventurous clients, innovative architects, liberal planning and building laws, and an open-minded population are behind the high density of interesting architecture produced over five decades in Vorarlberg. In the 1960s Friedrich Achleitner described the work of Hans Purin, one of the co-founders of the Vorarlberger Baukünstler, as a “synthesis between structural and spatial rationality”. Since then, Vorarlberg has been considered exemplary as a region in terms of resource-conserving and formally coherent architecture. However Austria’s westernmost province is no longer an Island of the Blessed. For the local population the mantra had long been: “work, work and build your own house”. Alongside individual attempts to establish concentrated housing, a large number of single-family homes have been completed — referred to locally as “wooden crates” in the countryside. With an eye on urban sprawl, the question is posed here as to the future of sustainable building.
(press release, excerpt / press photo: Architektengemeinschaft C4, Volksschule, Nüziders, 1959–1963, spielende Kinder im Pausenhof zwischen den beiden Klassentrakten, copyright: Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Erika Sillaber)
15. Nov 2019
As part of a global exhibition project, the DAZ, together with Storefront for Art and Architecture from New York, has invited 100 international architects and city stakeholders to formulate their ideas for a sustainable Berlin worth living in and to address them directly to the government.
Esra Akcan, Aristide Antonas, Berk Asal, Yldz Aslandoan, Thomas Baecker, Matthias Ballestrem, Christophe Barlieb, Caro Baumann, Eike Becker, Uwe Becker, Verena von Beckerath, Sally Below, Helga Blocksdorf, Christine Bock, Friedrich von Borries, Chris Bosse, Malte von Braun, Benita Braun- Feldweg, Winfried Brenne, Jessica Bridger, Roger Bundschuh, Marius Busch, Nils Buschmann, Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Sam Carvalho, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Jason Danziger, Christopher Dell, Dan Dorocic, Jan Edler, Tim Edler, Christine Edmaier, Franziska Eidner, Mascha Fehse, Kristin Feireiss, Lukas Feireiss, Jesko Fezer, Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff, Tom Friedrich, Jörg H. Gleiter, Bettina Götz, Nicholas Green, Heike Hanada, Saskia Hebert, Rainer Hehl, Mathias Heinz, Susanne Hofmann, Gerd Jäger, Helmut Jahn, Thomas Kaup, Theresa Keilhacker, Gabriele Kiefer, Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, Jan Kleihues, Julia Klink, Bettina Kraus, Thomas Kröger, Lars Krückeberg, Anupama Kundoo, Michael LaFond, Hilde Léon, Jens Ludloff, Michael Maginness, Ton Matton, Jeannette Merker, Tanaz Modabber, Stephen K. Molloy, Ingrid Moye, Ulrich Müller, Walter Nägeli, Anika Neubauer, Johannes Novy, Philipp Oswalt, Erica Overmeer, Klaus Overmeyer, Lukas Pappert, Markus Penell, Sofia Petersson, Joanne Pouzenc, Wolfram Putz, Alexander Rieck, Jacob van Rijs, Alexander Römer, Gunnar Rönsch, Eike Roswag-Klinge, Ines-Ulrike Rudolph, Ingrid Sabatier, Gudrun Sack, Johannes Schele, Gabi Schillig, Moritz Schloten, Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Joachim Schultz-Granberg, Stephan Schwarz, Alex Schweder, Max Schwitalla, Annelie Seemann, Rafi Segal, Johanna Sonnenburg, Maayan Strauss, Leonard Streich, Simon Takasaki, Tilmann Teske, Lisa Tiedje, Katrin Voermanek, Petra Vondenhof-Anderhalten, Martin Voss, Tobias Wallisser, Thomas Willemeit, Peter Wilson, Lena Wimmer, Imke Woelk, Lennart Wolff, Ana Zatezalo Schenk, Christoph Zeller
24. Oct 2019
Thursday, 24.10.2019 19:00 - 21:30 Uhr | Haus der Architekten, Stuttgart
Carsten Venus, blauraum Architekten, Hamburg
Prof. Bettina Götz, ARTEC Architekten Vienna, UdK Berlin
moderated by Christian Holl, Stuttgart
17. Oct 2019
9. Oct 2019
29. Sep 2019
Festivalzentrale, 9. Julius-Tandler-Platz 3
3. Sep 2019
4. Jul 2019
in context of the lecture series "Affordable Housing da Vienna a Milano"
Presso l’Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della Provincia di Milano, Via Solferino 17, Milano 20121 • MM Moscova
Frontiere dell’ediliziaresidenziale sociale
8 lezioni di progettisti austriaci
Aprile - Dicembre 2019
A cura di Massimo Bricocoli, Stefano Guidarini e Silja Tillner con Marco Peverini (DAStU, POLIMI)
19. Jun 2019
"In der Wiesen Süd" (ARTEC Architekten, Dietrich I Untertrifaller and Auböck + Kárász Landschaftsarchitekten) has won the Viennese Housing Award 2019.
14. Jun 2019
Serial and modular construction are a hot topic once again as social changes, like refugee movements, but also the continuing interior migration or altered lifestyles, are leading to a rising demand for living space in many towns and cities. How can a rich variety of high quality living space be created quickly and economically?
In cooperation with der IBA_Vienna New Social Housing, the international symposium explores whether and how the planning of prototypes for serial production could become an instrument for creating housing in the near future. Does a high level of standardisation save time and reduce expenditure? Can it fulfil the central conditions and requirements for housing developments: urban variability, compact apartment floor plans, barrier-free homes, energy efficient and sustainable building concepts, architectural quality and living comfort? To this end, we look back into history, but also take a look at new technological developments such as digitisation and Industry 4.0. How do these impact on the concepts and production?
Together with local and international experts, we investigate the most important issues — from legal and design issues to social, technical and construction logistics issues. Architects from current best-practice examples report on their experiences, opportunities and obstacles. The aim of the symposium is to filter out whether serial construction methods can make a contribution to “new social housing” in the future.
31. Oct 2018
Maximilianstraße was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2019
19. Oct 2018
article on Maximilianstraße in Bauwelt 21.2018
12. Sep 2018
2. Feb 2018
31. Jan 2018